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Complete College Football TV Schedule, Week 1: Ruthless Offseason Finally Concedes Stage

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:


Thursday, September 1


6:00 PM ET Murray State at Louisville ESPN U


7:00 PM ET SC State at Central Mich TBA


7:00 PM ET North Texas at FIU


7:00 PM ET Villanova at Temple


7:00 PM ET New Hampshire at Toledo TBA


7:30 PM ET Fordham at Connecticut


7:30 PM ET Western Carolina at Georgia Tech


7:30 PM ET NC Central at Rutgers


8:00 PM ET 20 Miss State at Memphis FSN


8:00 PM ET Wake Forest at Syracuse


8:00 PM ET Montana State at Utah KJZZ, Max Media


8:00 PM ET U-N-L-V at 11 Wisconsin ESPN


9:00 PM ET Bowling Green at Idaho TBA


9:15 PM ET Western Ky LP Field - Nashville, TN Kentucky ESPN U


Friday, September 2


7:30 PM ET Youngstown St at 17 Michigan State Big Ten Network


8:00 PM ET 14 T-C-U at Baylor ESPN


Saturday, September 3


12:00 PM ET Utah State at 23 Auburn ESPN 2


12:00 PM ET Northwestern at Boston College ESPN U


12:00 PM ET Tenn Tech at Iowa Big Ten Network


12:00 PM ET Miami-Ohio at 21 Missouri FSN


12:00 PM ET Akron at 18 Ohio State ESPN


12:00 PM ET Indiana State at Penn State Big Ten Network


12:00 PM ET Middle Tennessee at Purdue Big Ten Network


12:21 PM ET Kent State at 2 Alabama SEC Network


12:30 PM ET Appalachian St at 13 Virginia Tech ACC Network


2:00 PM ET South Dakota at Air Force The Mountain


3:30 PM ET Troy at Clemson


3:30 PM ET ULM at 6 Florida State ESPN U


3:30 PM ET U-C-L-A at Houston FSN


3:30 PM ET Arkansas State at Illinois Big Ten Network


3:30 PM ET Western Mich at Michigan ABC (ESPN2 mirror)


3:30 PM ET Delaware at Navy CBSCSN


3:30 PM ET Chattanooga at 10 Nebraska Big Ten Network


3:30 PM ET James Madison at North Carolina Raycom Sports


3:30 PM ET So Florida at 16 Notre Dame NBC


3:30 PM ET SE Louisiana at Tulane TBA


3:30 PM ET Minnesota at 25 U-S-C ABC


4:00 PM ET Sacramento St at Oregon State TBA


4:45 PM ET B-Y-U at Ole Miss ESPN


5:00 PM ET San Jose St at 7 Stanford CSN-BAY


5:00 PM ET Idaho State at Washington St TBA


6:00 PM ET Liberty at NC State


6:00 PM ET Colorado State at New Mexico The Mountain


6:00 PM ET Buffalo at Pittsburgh


6:00 PM ET Montana at Tennessee PPV


6:00 PM ET William & Mary at Virginia


7:00 PM ET Missouri State at 15 Arkansas PPV


7:00 PM ET Indiana Lucas Oil Stadium - Indianapolis, IN Ball State


7:00 PM ET Fresno State at California CSN-CA


7:00 PM ET Austin Peay at Cincinnati TBA


7:00 PM ET Richmond at Duke


7:00 PM ET 12 So Carolina Bank of America Stadium - Charlotte, NC East Carolina FSN


7:00 PM ET Howard at Eastern Mich TBA


7:00 PM ET Fla Atlantic at 22 Florida ESPN U


7:00 PM ET Northern Iowa at Iowa State TBA


7:00 PM ET McNeese State at Kansas TBA


7:00 PM ET Eastern Ky at Kansas State TBA


7:00 PM ET Army at Northern Ill


7:00 PM ET Louisiana at 9 Oklahoma State FCS


7:00 PM ET Texas State at Texas Tech


7:00 PM ET Char Southern at U-C-F BHSN


7:00 PM ET Eastern Wash at Washington ROOT Sports


7:30 PM ET Elon at Vanderbilt CSS


8:00 PM ET 5 Boise State Georgia Dome - Atlanta, GA 19 Georgia ESPN


8:00 PM ET 3 Oregon Cowboys Stadium - Arlington, TX 4 L-S-U ABC


8:00 PM ET Ohio U at New Mexico St


8:00 PM ET Tulsa at 1 Oklahoma FX


8:00 PM ET Rice at Texas Longhorn Network


9:00 PM ET Northern Ariz at Arizona FSN-AZ


9:00 PM ET Stony Brook at Texas-El Paso TW-El Paso


9:00 PM ET Weber State at Wyoming TBA


10:00 PM ET UC Davis at Arizona State FSN-AZ


10:00 PM ET Cal Poly at San Diego St The Mountain


10:00 PM ET Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss FSN


10:15 PM ET Colorado at Hawaii ESPN 2


Sunday, September 4


3:30 PM ET Marshall at 24 West Virginia ESPN


7:30 PM ET S-M-U at 8 Texas A&M FSN


Monday, September 5


8:00 PM ET Miami-Florida at Maryland ESPN

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