College Football Week 1 Schedule: TV and Live Stream Info for Every Game

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College Football Week 1 Schedule: TV and Live Stream Info for Every Game
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It's the final week of August, and that means just one thing for football fans: The most exciting players in the nation are about to hit the gridiron once again as Week 1 of the 2014 regular season commences.

While every team shares an equal record at this time of year, a pecking order has already been established due to the release of preseason polls. These rankings only increase the drama of the opening week, as every team was in flux over the offseason—some to a greater extent than others—and onlookers are impatiently awaiting the unveiling of the 2014 versions of these squads.

Which teams will do their rankings justice? Which ones will become huge disappointments? Will we see the early emergence of sleeper candidates? All of these questions will be answered in short order.

To ensure you catch every possible moment of forthcoming action, here's a day-by-day look at college football's complete Week 1 schedule.

 

Week 1 Schedule

Wednesday, Aug. 27

The season gets underway here in a contest between two teams featuring freshman quarterbacks. These squads may not be experienced, but the talent on both sides could make this a fun and unpredictable start to the year.

Time (ET) Matchup TV Info
7 p.m. Abilene Christian at Georgia State ESPNU

ESPN.com

 

Thursday, Aug. 28

It won't be long until we see our first ranked teams face off. No. 21 Texas A&M looks to remain relevant after the departures of Johnny Manziel and Mike Evans, and No. 9 South Carolina will attempt to maintain its Top 10 ranking despite the absence of Jadeveon Clowney and Connor Shaw.

Without Shaw under center, expect the Gamecocks to rely heavily on the run against an Aggies team that ranked 110th in the nation against the run last season. South Carolina has starters returning on the offensive line, and even if Mike Davis can't go Thursday, a run-heavy scheme should be expected.

Aggies quarterback Kenny Hill has some big shoes to fill, and 6'4" wide receiver Josh Reynolds will be heavily relied upon as the sophomore quarterback's big, friendly target. This team will need production from its young starters quickly if it is to contend in a tough road matchup.

Time (ET) Matchup TV Info
6 p.m. (21) Texas A&M at (9) South Carolina SEC
7 p.m. Wake Forest at Louisiana-Monroe ESPNU
7 p.m. Eastern Illinois at Minnesota BTN
7 p.m. Howard at Akron ESPN3
7 p.m. Presbyterian at Norther Illinois ESPN3
7 p.m. Chattanooga at Central Michigan ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Idaho State at Utah Pac-12
8 p.m. Boise State at (18) Ole Miss ESPN
8 p.m. Cal Poly at New Mexico State ESPN3
8 p.m. Tulane at Tulsa CBSSN
9:15 p.m. Temple at Vanderbilt SEC
10 p.m. Rutgers at Washington State FS1
10 p.m. North Dakota at San Jose State ESPN3
10:30 p.m. Weber State at (19) Arizona State Pac-12

ESPN.com

 

Friday, Aug. 29

Only one ranked team is in action Friday. No. 8 Michigan State should be able to get off to a nice start, as one of the toughest defenses in the nation will be champing at the bit when Jacksonville State comes to town.

Time (ET) Matchup TV Info
7 p.m. BYU at Connecticut ESPN
7:30 p.m. Jacksonville State at (8) Michigan State BTN
7:30 p.m. Villanova at Syracuse ESPN3
7:30 p.m. Bowling Green at Western Kentucky CBSSN
9 p.m. Colorado State vs. Colorado FS1
9 p.m. UTSA at Houston ESPNU
10:30 p.m. UNLV at Arizona ESPN

ESPN.com

 

Saturday, Aug. 30

Here's the big day. Penn State and UCF kick things off early from Dublin, Ireland, as the Knights adjust to life without Blake Bortles.

Ohio State will take the field soon after in an effort to maintain its No. 5 ranking without Braxton Miller. The Buckeyes will be under plenty of scrutiny Saturday, as the nation's No. 5 team will be without its explosive starting quarterback.

The team has plenty of confidence in newly appointed starter J.T. Barrett. Offensive lineman Taylor Decker commented on the signal-caller during a press conference, transcribed by Rusty Miller of The Associated Press (via ABCNews.com):

He's been taking the reins of the offense. He's stepped up, he's voiced up and he's kind of taken control. That's good to see that he's not going to back down from it. Him being a young guy and not have a lot of experience, we just have to make him look better. The line has to play that much harder protecting and the receivers have to make plays until he gets comfortable.

A run-oriented Navy team is certainly capable of putting up some points, so Ohio State will need immediate production from its freshman quarterback.

In the evening, we finally get our first glimpse of reigning national champion Florida State and Heisman-winning quarterback Jameis Winston against the Oklahoma State Cowboys.

Time (ET) Matchup TV Info
8:30 a.m. Penn State vs. UCF ESPN2
12 p.m. (5) Ohio State at Navy CBSSN
12 p.m. (7) UCLA at Virginia ESPN
12 p.m. Delaware at Pittsburgh ESPN3
12 p.m. Appalachian State at Michigan ESPN2
12 p.m. North Dakota State at Iowa State FS1
12 p.m. Indiana State at Indiana ESPNews
12 p.m. Northern Iowa at Iowa BTN
12 p.m. Western Michigan at Purdue ESPNU
12 p.m. Troy at UAB FCS
12 p.m. Tennessee-Martin at Kentucky SEC
12:05 p.m. Youngstown State at Illinois BTN
12:30 p.m. Wofford at Georgia Tech ESPN3
12:30 p.m. Georgia Southern at North Carolina State ESPN3
2 p.m. Colgate at Ball State ESPN3
2 p.m. Nicholls State at Air Force ESPN3
3 p.m. Southern Utah at Nevada
3 p.m. Boston College at Massachusetts ESPN3
3:30 p.m. West Virginia at (2) Alabama ABC/ESPN2
3:30 p.m. Rice at (17) Notre Dame NBC
3:30 p.m. Florida Atlantic at (22) Nebraska BTN
3:30 p.m. South Dakota State at (24) Missouri ESPNU
3:30 p.m. James Madison at Maryland BTN
3:30 p.m. California at Northwestern ABC/ESPN2
3:30 p.m. Duquesne at Buffalo ESPN3
3:30 p.m. Hampton at Old Dominion
3:30 p.m. Marshall at Miami (OH) ESPN3
4 p.m. Arkansas at (6) Auburn SEC
4 p.m. UC Davis at (11) Stanford Pac-12
4 p.m. Montana at Wyoming
4 p.m. Portland State at Oregon State Pac-12
4 p.m. William & Mary at Virginia Tech ESPNews
5:30 p.m. (16) Clemson at (12) Georgia ESPN
6 p.m. Liberty at (23) North Carolina ESPN3
6 p.m. Elon at Duke ESPN3
6 p.m. Ohio at Kent State ESPN3
6 p.m. Morgan State at Eastern Michigan ESPN3
7 p.m. Louisiana Tech at (4) Oklahoma OKPV
7 p.m. New Hampshire at Toledo ESPN3
7 p.m. Savannah State at Middle Tennessee
7 p.m. Bethune-Cookman at Florida International AMSN
7 p.m. Northern Arizona at San Diego State CBSSN
7 p.m. Idaho at Florida ESPNU
7 p.m. Austin Peay at Memphis ESPN3
7 p.m. Western Carolina at South Florida ESPN3
7 p.m. Samford at TCU FSN
7 p.m. Central Arkansas at Texas Tech FSN
7 p.m. Montana State at Arkansas State ESPN3
7 p.m. Southern University at Louisiana-Lafayette ESPN3
7 p.m. Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Texas State ESPN3
7:10 p.m. Stephen F. Austin at (20) Kansas State KSHD
7:30 p.m. Fresno State at (15) USC Fox
7:30 p.m. Southern Miss at Mississippi State SEC
8 p.m. (1) Florida State vs. Oklahoma State ABC
8 p.m. UTEP at New Mexico
8 p.m. North Texas at Texas Longhorn
8 p.m. NC Central at East Carolina ESPNews
9 p.m. (14) Wisconsin vs. (13) LSU ESPN
10:30 p.m. South Dakota at (3) Oregon Pac-12
10:30 p.m. (25) Washington at Hawaii CBSSN

ESPN.com

 

Sunday, Aug. 31

No. 10 Baylor takes on SMU on Sunday, and we can expect quarterback Bryce Petty to keep up his torrid pace from last season, when the Bears had the most prolific offense in the nation.

Time (ET) Matchup TV Info
7 p.m. Utah State at Tennessee SEC
7:30 p.m. SMU at (10) Baylor FS1

ESPN.com

 

Monday, Sept. 1

Our final Week 1 contest is between two teams capable of climbing into the Top 25, as the Miami Hurricanes take on a Louisville Cardinals team that will be missing both Teddy Bridgewater and DeVante Parker.

With Bridgewater departed to the Minnesota Vikings and Parker expected to miss six to eight weeks with a foot injury, according to Tom Fornelli of CBSSports.com, the Cardinals may rely heavily on senior running back Dominique Brown as a result.

As for the Hurricanes, the same can be expected. Starting quarterback Stephen Morris left for the NFL over the offseason, and without a proven signal-caller, the team will look to junior running back Duke Johnson.

Expect to see these squads grind it out during the final Week 1 contest of 2014.

Time (ET) Matchup TV Info
8 p.m. Miami (FL) at Louisville ESPN

ESPN.com

 

Live Stream Info

Can't find your way to a television for the big game? Don't fret—the Internet has you covered. Here's a listing of the live stream information for each of the biggest host networks for Week 1 coverage of college football.

ESPN: WatchESPN

SEC: CBSSports.com

Fox: Fox Sports Go

BTN: BTN2Go.com

Pac-12: Pac-12.com

ABC: ABC Live

CBS: CBSSports.com

Now that we have all the the essential viewing information covered, it's time to sit back and enjoy what promises to be a thrilling college football season.

 

All stats courtesy of NCAA.com unless otherwise noted.

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