The highlight of college football's opening weekend pits a pair of teams that contributed more than their fair shares of headlines to the most eventful offseason in memory. Here's your printable college football TV schedule for Week 1, or just scroll down.
Unless you're a fan of Ohio State, Miami, North Carolina, Georgia Tech, Tennessee, USC, the entire Big 12, Pitt or any of the many other schools that found their plans altered by the NCAA or cruel circumstance, you made it. An offseason that had longtime fans gawking in disbelief is over.
And if your school did find itself shaking its fists at fate, that's all over now. It's totally not, but now you have something with which to distract yourself while your program continues into shambles. Wheeee!
It's game week -- scroll down for a complete list of game times and TV schedules from Thursday through Monday.
Two top-five teams with huge, ongoing issues take the field in Week 1's main event. Call it the Willie Lyles Bowl if you like, but both the No. 3 Oregon Ducks and No. 4 LSU Tigers have faced plenty of other distractions besides just insufficient scouting profiles. Still, one team will emerge from Cowboys Stadium as a very, very early national championship front-runner.
The extended weekend's only other game between two ranked teams: Atlanta's Chick-fil-A game, and you cannot imagine a more perfect sponsor for a game matching a team from the birthplace of waffle fries (No. 5 Boise St. Broncos) against the pride of ... well, Chick-fil-A's state (No. 19 Georgia Bulldogs). And good news! That game happens at the same time as LSU-Oregon. I didn't draw it up, y'all.
Storylines abound elsewhere, however, starting with the Thursday night slate that includes Russell Wilson's unveiling with the No. 11 Wisconsin Badgers and then on to the No. 14 TCU Horned Frogs' first game as a Mountain West team Friday, debuts of new coaches at No. 18 Ohio State and No. 22 Florida and other top programs on Saturday, a potential Big 12 hi-and-bye on Sunday and the remains of the Miami Hurricanes against another new coach on Monday.
Your schedule, and here's the printable version:
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