Plan Accordingly: Week 1 College Football Viewing Guide

We are one week until kickoff. The wait has been long, but it’s almost here. Week 1 (September 3-7) brings us five straight days of college football.

I fire up three screens at home to maximize my college football viewing experience. Below are the games I will have on at any given time slot in order of quality. All times AZ.

Thursday Afternoon

North Carolina vs. South Carolina (in Charlotte) 3:00 PM ESPN
Florida International at UCF 3:00 PM CBSSN
Oklahoma St. at Central Michigan 4:00 PM ESPNU

Thursday Night

Michigan at Utah 5:30 PM FS1
TCU at Minnesota 6:00 PM ESPN
Western Kentucky at Vanderbilt 5:00 PM SECN

Thursday Late

Colorado at Hawai’i 10:00 PM CBSSN

Friday Early Afternoon

Charlotte at Georgia St. 12:30 PM ESPNU

Friday Late Afternoon

Michigan St. at Western Michigan 4:00 PM ESPNU
Baylor at SMU 4:00 PM ESPN

Friday Night

Washington at Boise St. 7:15 PM ESPN
Kent St. at Illinois 6:00 PM BTN

Saturday Morning

Stanford at Northwestern 9:00 AM ESPN
Louisiana-Monroe at Georgia 9:00 AM SECN

Saturday Early Afternoon

Auburn vs. Louisville (in Atlanta) 12:30 PM CBS
BYU at Nebraska 12:30 PM ABC
Penn St. at Temple 12:30 PM ESPN

Saturday Late Afternoon

Arizona St. vs. Texas A&M (in Houston) 4:00 PM ESPN
Alabama vs. Wisconsin (in Dallas) 5:00 PM ABC
Texas at Notre Dame 4:30 PM NBC

Saturday Night

Arkansas St. at USC 8:00 PM PAC-12
Mississippi St. at Southern Miss 7:00 PM FS1


Purdue at Marshall 12:00 PM FS1


Ohio St. at Virginia Tech 5:00 PM ESPN

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