From cupcake matchups to nonconference showdowns to key league battles, the first week of the college football season has it all.
The opening weekend is a five-day extravaganza that will take over the lives of fans across the country. With the start of the NFL season still a week away, college football will take center stage with games featured Thursday through Monday night.
But who will come out on top in some of these key contests? Which games will be the biggest blowouts and what upsets will come about during Week 1?
Some of the key games include North Carolina vs. South Carolina, TCU vs. LSU, Georgia vs. Clemson and Alabama vs. Virginia Tech.
Those are just a few of the games to look out for this weekend. Here is a final score prediction for each game of Week 1.
*All times Eastern