The leaves begin to change, and the hoodies begin to make their first appearances.
College football has started, and the way teams play in the month of September will set the standard for how their seasons go.
Many college teams schedule cupcakes during this time of year to shake the rust off from the offseason, but there are several high profile matchups every September.
The teams that come up on the wrong side of these anticipated matchups automatically find themselves on the outside looking in and needing to string together multiple conference wins to salvage the season.
Here's a look at 10 teams that need to play better in the month of September so they don't have to claw their way through the rest of the season.