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

Sean ODonnellContributor IIIAugust 27, 2014

Oregon quarterback Marcus Mariota is shown before an NCAA college football game against Utah in Eugene, Ore., Saturday, Nov. 16, 2013. (AP Photo/Don Ryan)
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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)MatchupTV Info
7 p.m.Abilene Christian at Georgia StateESPNU
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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)MatchupTV Info
6 p.m.(21) Texas A&M at (9) South CarolinaSEC
7 p.m.Wake Forest at Louisiana-MonroeESPNU
7 p.m.Eastern Illinois at MinnesotaBTN
7 p.m.Howard at AkronESPN3
7 p.m.Presbyterian at Norther IllinoisESPN3
7 p.m.Chattanooga at Central MichiganESPN3
7:30 p.m.Idaho State at UtahPac-12
8 p.m.Boise State at (18) Ole MissESPN
8 p.m.Cal Poly at New Mexico StateESPN3
8 p.m.Tulane at TulsaCBSSN
9:15 p.m.Temple at VanderbiltSEC
10 p.m.Rutgers at Washington StateFS1
10 p.m.North Dakota at San Jose StateESPN3
10:30 p.m.Weber State at (19) Arizona StatePac-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)MatchupTV Info
7 p.m.BYU at ConnecticutESPN
7:30 p.m.Jacksonville State at (8) Michigan StateBTN
7:30 p.m.Villanova at SyracuseESPN3
7:30 p.m.Bowling Green at Western KentuckyCBSSN
9 p.m.Colorado State vs. ColoradoFS1
9 p.m.UTSA at HoustonESPNU
10:30 p.m.UNLV at ArizonaESPN
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)MatchupTV Info
8:30 a.m.Penn State vs. UCFESPN2
12 p.m.(5) Ohio State at NavyCBSSN
12 p.m.(7) UCLA at VirginiaESPN
12 p.m.Delaware at PittsburghESPN3
12 p.m.Appalachian State at MichiganESPN2
12 p.m.North Dakota State at Iowa StateFS1
12 p.m.Indiana State at IndianaESPNews
12 p.m.Northern Iowa at IowaBTN
12 p.m.Western Michigan at PurdueESPNU
12 p.m.Troy at UABFCS
12 p.m.Tennessee-Martin at KentuckySEC
12:05 p.m.Youngstown State at IllinoisBTN
12:30 p.m.Wofford at Georgia TechESPN3
12:30 p.m.Georgia Southern at North Carolina StateESPN3
2 p.m.Colgate at Ball StateESPN3
2 p.m.Nicholls State at Air ForceESPN3
3 p.m.Southern Utah at Nevada
3 p.m.Boston College at MassachusettsESPN3
3:30 p.m.West Virginia at (2) AlabamaABC/ESPN2
3:30 p.m.Rice at (17) Notre DameNBC
3:30 p.m.Florida Atlantic at (22) NebraskaBTN
3:30 p.m.South Dakota State at (24) MissouriESPNU
3:30 p.m.James Madison at MarylandBTN
3:30 p.m.California at NorthwesternABC/ESPN2
3:30 p.m.Duquesne at BuffaloESPN3
3:30 p.m.Hampton at Old Dominion
3:30 p.m.Marshall at Miami (OH)ESPN3
4 p.m.Arkansas at (6) AuburnSEC
4 p.m.UC Davis at (11) StanfordPac-12
4 p.m.Montana at Wyoming
4 p.m.Portland State at Oregon StatePac-12
4 p.m.William & Mary at Virginia TechESPNews
5:30 p.m.(16) Clemson at (12) GeorgiaESPN
6 p.m.Liberty at (23) North CarolinaESPN3
6 p.m.Elon at DukeESPN3
6 p.m.Ohio at Kent StateESPN3
6 p.m.Morgan State at Eastern MichiganESPN3
7 p.m.Louisiana Tech at (4) OklahomaOKPV
7 p.m.New Hampshire at ToledoESPN3
7 p.m.Savannah State at Middle Tennessee
7 p.m.Bethune-Cookman at Florida InternationalAMSN
7 p.m.Northern Arizona at San Diego StateCBSSN
7 p.m.Idaho at FloridaESPNU
7 p.m.Austin Peay at MemphisESPN3
7 p.m.Western Carolina at South FloridaESPN3
7 p.m.Samford at TCUFSN
7 p.m.Central Arkansas at Texas TechFSN
7 p.m.Montana State at Arkansas StateESPN3
7 p.m.Southern University at Louisiana-LafayetteESPN3
7 p.m.Arkansas-Pine Bluff at Texas StateESPN3
7:10 p.m.Stephen F. Austin at (20) Kansas StateKSHD
7:30 p.m.Fresno State at (15) USCFox
7:30 p.m.Southern Miss at Mississippi StateSEC
8 p.m.(1) Florida State vs. Oklahoma StateABC
8 p.m.UTEP at New Mexico
8 p.m.North Texas at TexasLonghorn
8 p.m.NC Central at East CarolinaESPNews
9 p.m.(14) Wisconsin vs. (13) LSUESPN
10:30 p.m.South Dakota at (3) OregonPac-12
10:30 p.m.(25) Washington at HawaiiCBSSN
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)MatchupTV Info
7 p.m.Utah State at TennesseeSEC
7:30 p.m.SMU at (10) BaylorFS1
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)MatchupTV Info
8 p.m.Miami (FL) at LouisvilleESPN
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.