The slow burn leading up to college football season begins to pick up the pace on Thursday.
After small slate of games wet the palates of fans in Week 0, a handful Thursday night matchups will kick off what could be a wild Week 1 in college football.
Florida’s narrow win over Utah was one of the highlights of last season’s Week 1 schedule, helping Anthony Richardson announce himself to college football fans and NFL scouts. The Gators and Utes renew their series in Salt Lake City on Thursday night, with Utah favored but the status of QB Cameron Rising still uncertain.
Seven other Power Five teams start their season on Thursday night, including UCF’s first game as a Big 12 program.
Here’s a closer look at Thursday’s complete college football schedule, including kickoff times and TV channels.
College football schedule today
There are 11 FBS games set for Thursday night, including two games between a pair of Power Five programs.
While Florida’s matchup with Utah is the highlight, an intriguing battle between Nebraska and Minnesota is also on tap. That game will serve as Matt Rhule’s coaching debut with the Cornhuskers, and he has a chance to earn a statement win against P.J. Fleck and favored Minnesota under the lights.
The full Thursday night schedule is below.
|Time (ET)||Time (ET)||TV channel|
|Elon vs. Wake Forest||7 p.m.||ACC Network|
|St. Francis (PA) vs. Western Michigan||7 p.m.||ESPN+|
|Kent State vs. UCF||7 p.m.||FS1|
|Rhode Island vs. Georgia State||7 p.m.||ESPN+|
|NC State vs. UConn||7:30 p.m.||CBS Sports|
|South Dakota vs. Missouri||8 p.m.||SEC Network|
|Nebraska vs. Minnesota||8 p.m.||Fox|
|Florida vs. No. 14 Utah||8 p.m.||ESPN|
|Arkansas-Pine Bluff vs. Tulsa||8 p.m.||ESPN+|
|NC A&T vs. UAB||8 p.m.||ESPN+|
|Southern Utah vs. Arizona State||10 p.m.||Pac-12 Network|
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How to watch, live stream college football games
A handful of Thursday night’s games, including Florida vs. Utah and Nebraska vs. Minnesota, will be broadcast nationally and can be live streamed with Fubo, which offers a free trial.
College football scores Week 1
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