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Week 1 College Football Afternoon Open Game Thread

NC State-South Carolina and Michigan-Florida highlight the afternoon games

Buffalo Wild Wings Citrus Bowl - Michigan v Florida
Too bad they won’t be wearing these unis.
Photo by Rob Foldy/Getty Images

With the morning slate soon in the books, we look forward to Part two of Week 1.

(I am no monster, so I will list all times as CT/ET)


NC State (-6½) vs South Carolina 2pm/3pm ESPN (Charlotte, NC) - Sacaralina gave their fans a glimmer of hope last season. Are they worthy of that hope? Winning today would be a big first step. A surprising line. SC could win outright. Take the under.

#11 Michigan (-5) vs #17 Florida 2:30/3:30 ABC (Arlington, TX) - The second biggest game of the weekend will be a big indicator of what kind of team each of these schools have. What impact will ten suspended Gators have?

UTEP at #7 Oklahoma (-43½) 2:30/3:30 FOX - 33-year old Lincoln Riley makes his debut. Anything other than a four TD win will raise some eyebrows.

Temple at Notre Dame (-18½) 2:30/3:30 NBC - The Irish are coming off a 4-8 season. Did I mention that Notre Dame was 4-8 last year?

Alabama A&M at UAB (-28) 2:30/3:30 NO TV - They are back and should win against a FCS team that was 4-7 last year.

Nevada at Northwestern (-24) 2:30/3:30 BTN - A report says that David Cornwell will not be the starting QB for the Wolf Pack against.

William & Mary at Virginia (-26) 2:30/3:30 ACC - I’ve got nothing.

Troy at Boise (-10) 2:45/3:45 ESPNU - The Smurfs are only a ten point favorite at home. Upset special?

Kentucky (-10) at Southern Mississippi 3pm/4pm CBSSN - Some are picking the Golden Eagles to upset.

Charleston Southern at Mississippi State (-21½) 3pm/4pm SECN - Typical Bully opener.

Stony Brook at #19 South Florida 3pm/4pm espn3 - zzzz

Eastern Washington at Texas Tech 3pm/4pm NO TV - zzzz

Western Michigan at #4 Southern Cal (-28) 4:15/5:15 PM PAC12

Appalachian State at #15 Georgia (-13) 5:15/6:15 PM ESPN - Ten years ago yesterday, Appy upset fifth ranked Michigan. I’m just sayin’...

It’s just a few hours to the REAL game!



Best chance for an upset?

This poll is closed

  • 32%
    SC over NC State
    (31 votes)
  • 34%
    Fla over Mich
    (32 votes)
  • 6%
    Temple over ND
    (6 votes)
  • 13%
    Troy over Boise
    (13 votes)
  • 5%
    USM over UK
    (5 votes)
  • 7%
    Appy over UGA
    (7 votes)
94 votes total Vote Now