College Football Week 1 Primer: If You Can Find It, You Should Watch It

David HedlindAnalyst IISeptember 2, 2010

If you haven’t read my profile then you don’t know that on any given game day I have multiple televisions set up in my living room. Each one with a different game on.

One year I had five but to be honest it really was hard to keep track of all five. Four works just right for me. I also have two DVR’s recording different games to watch later.

I have a 46” which generally has the Oregon game on in HD or if they aren’t on at the time then it has what ever game I deem the best at that time. I have two 20” TVs and a 13” which all just have what ever else I feel like having on at the time.

I try to watch at least one game with each of the 120 teams in the FBS. I have come up just short each season though. I usually come to within five.

I take watching college football very seriously.

This list is what you should be watching if you can find it.

Thursday Sept 2

Really, it is opening day watch what ever game you find.

Seriously though, here we go

Minnesota at Middle Tennessee

I was actually excited for this one and though Middle Tennessee was going to win this one fairly easy. Then, quarterback Dwight Dasher went and got himself suspended.

Southern Miss at South Carolina

Those other two might be harder to find for most. This match up should be easy enough for everyone as it is the feature kickoff game for ESPN.

Pitt at Utah

The first BCS buster and their victim meet in this rematch of the 2005 Fiesta Bowl.

USC at Hawaii

Possibly the most hated coach in college football makes his debut with his new team as USC travels to Hawaii which also enables them to play 13 games this season.

Friday Sept 3

Villanova at Temple

I know it doesn’t sound like much but last season Villanova won the FCS and beat Temple. Temple is an early favorite to win the MAC and Villanova is favored to repeat as FCS National Champions.

Arizona at Toledo

Another one that might not sound like much, and this one probably isn’t. The thing is, there are no other games on. To Toledo’s credit, the did beat Colorado here last season.

Sat Sept 4

Miami Oh at Florida

Life without Tebow begins.

Illinois at Missouri

This makes four years in a row that these two have met and Missouri has beat Illinois all three of the previous meetings.

Colorado at Colorado State

While Colorado has a giant lead in the overall series, since moving to Denver, they are only 5-4 in Denver

Purdue at Notre Dame

Last season Notre Dame scored the game winning touchdown with 25 seconds left.

Kentucky at Louisville

Both schools welcome in a new head coach. Kentucky has won the last three in a row.

Connecticut at Michigan

Michigan is playing this season to keep coach Rich Rodriguez. His experiment in Ann Arbor has not gone well. Connecticut and Randy Edsall are some experts pick for the Big East.

UCLA at Kansas State

UCLA won last years meeting 23-9. Some would say UCLA has one of, if not the toughest nonconference schedule in the country.

New Mexico at Oregon

Life without Masoli begins in Eugene.

Richmond at Virginia

Virginia head coach Mike London was head coach at Richmond last season.

Syracuse at Akron

Syracuse will be looking for some revenge on Akron for the beating they put on the Orange two years ago.

Washington at BYU

You have to remember the last time these two met and Washington quarterback Jake Locker got the “celebration penalty” for throwing the ball up in the air. Washington lost.

Army at Eastern Michigan

I honestly think Army can get to a bowl game this season and it starts here.

Bowling Green at Troy

Everyone thinks of the Sun Belt as the weakest conference. A few wins over the MAC, a conference often considered toward the bottom also, could push the SBC up.

Northwestern at Vanderbilt

A Big Ten vs. SEC game I know how much the message boards love these even if it is between these two teams.

Oregon State at TCU

Oregon State will look to play BCS buster, buster this season by playing the two schools most people have contending for BCS spots. Both are in the top 10. First up, TCU in Arlington.

LSU at North Carolina in Atlanta

This game was much more appealing before all the controversy with North Carolina.

Cincinnati at Fresno

Fresno is a fairly respectable program that isn’t afraid to play anyone, anywhere. And yet they got the reigning Big East champs to travel across the country to play them at home. This could actually go toward helping Boise State if FSU can win.

Sunday Sept 5

Tulsa at East Carolina

Conference USA getting the conference race started early. In years past this would be a seen as a preview to what the conference championship game, not so much this season.

SMU at Texas Tech

Could be a shootout with two high power offenses. Texas Tech may have something different going on from years past under new head coach Tommy Tubberville.

Monday Sept 6

Navy at Maryland

High power offense in this one but only from Navy. Some even think Navy could earn an at large shot for the BCS.

Boise State at Virginia Tech

Match up of top 10 teams and could push Boise State toward a controversial bid at the National Championship.


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