This Week’s College Football TV Schedule and Point Spreads: Week 1 – Saturday, September 1st

College football is officially back!

Week One of the NCAA football season is usually a slow and uneventful week with not too many big games, but that has changed this year. Our own KVB recently discussed the five must-see games on the Week 1 slate.

There are plenty of great games to watch this week, even games pitting two ranked teams as KVB discussed.

So settle down, relax, and get ready for the first, great weekend of college football.

As always, we begin with some of the marquee games to pay attention to this week and then the entire rundown of the college football TV schedule and point spreads for Week 1

Marquee College Football Games, Week 1

No. 24 Boise State at No. 13 Michigan State

  • Boise State-MSU Date: Friday, August 31st
  • Boise State-MSU Kickoff Time: 8pm
  • Boise State-MSU TV: ESPN
  • Boise State-MSU Spread: MSU -7
No. 14 Clemson at Auburn
  • Clemson-Auburn Date: Saturday, September 1st
  • Clemson-Auburn Kickoff Time: 7pm
  • Clemson-Auburn TV: ESPN
  • Clemson-Auburn Spread: Clemson -3.5
No. 9 South Carolina at Vanderbilt
  • South Carolina-Vanderbilt Date: Thursday, August 30th
  • South Carolina-Vanderbilt Kickoff Time: 7pm
  • South Carolina-Vanderbilt TV: ESPN
  • South Carolina-Vanderbilt Spread: South Carolina -6.5
Georgia Tech at No. 16 Virginia Tech
  • Georgia Tech-Virginia Tech Date: Monday, September 3rd
  • Georgia Tech-Virginia Tech Kickoff Time: 8pm
  • Georgia Tech-Virginia Tech TV: ESPN
  • Georgia Tech-Virginia Tech Spread: Virginia Tech -7.5



Complete Week 1 TV Schedule & Spreads Table

Date Matchup Time TV Spread
Thurs. 8-30 No.9 South Carolina at Vanderbilt 7pm ESPN SC -6.5
Thurs. 8-30 UCF at Akron 7pm ESPN 3 UCF -24
Thurs. 8-30 Eastern Michigan at Ball State 7pm ESPN 3 BSU -3.5
Thurs. 8-30 Southeast Missuri at Central Michigan 7pm ESPN 3 NA
Thurs. 8-30 Towson at Kent State 7pm ESPN 3 NA
Thurs. 8-30 Northern Colorado at Utah 7:15pm Pac-12 Network NA
Thurs. 8-30 UTSA at South Alabama 7:30pm ESPN 3 SA -6
Thurs. 8-30 Massachusetts at Connecticut 7:30pm ESPN 3 UCONN -24
Thurs. 8-30 UCLA at Rice 7:30pm CBSSN UCLA -15
Thurs. 8-30 Texas A&M at Louisiana Tech 7:30pm ESPN U A&M -7
Thurs. 8-30 McNeese State at Middle Tennessee 7:30pm ESPN 3 NA
Thurs. 8-30 Sacramento State at New Mexico State 8pm ESPN 3 NA
Thurs. 8-30 Southern Utah at Utah State 8pm ESPN 3 NA
Thurs. 8-30 Eastern Washington at Idaho 9pm ESPN 3 NA
Thurs. 8-30 Washington State at BYU 10:15pm ESPN BYU -13
Thurs. 8-30 Northern Arizona at Arizona State 10:30pm Pac-12 Network NA
Thurs. 8-30 Minnesota at UNLV 11pm CBSSN MINN -8.5
Fri. 8-31 Villanova at Temple 7pm ESPN 3 NA
Fri. 8-31 Tennessee at North Carolina State 7:30pm ESPN U TENN -3
Fri. 8-31 No. 24 Boise State at No. 13 Michigan State 8pm ESPN MSU -7
Fri. 8-31 Wagner at Florida Atlantic 8pm ESPN 3 NA
Fri. 8-31 San Jose State at No. 21 Stanford 10pm Pac-12 Network STAN -25.5
Sat. 9-1 Notre Dame at Navy 9am CBS ND -16
Sat. 9-1 Buffalo at No. 6 Georgia 12pm ESPN 3 GEO -37.5
Sat. 9-1 Marshall at No. 11 West Virginia 12pm FX WV -24
Sat. 9-1 Miami (OH) at No. 18 Ohio State 12pm Big Ten OSU -23
Sat. 9-1 Troy at UAB 12pm FCSP Troy -6
Sat. 9-1 Appalachian State at East Carolina 12pm FSN NA
Sat. 9-1 Northwestern at Syracuse ESPN 2 NW -1.5
Sat. 9-1 Ohio at Penn State 12pm ESPN PSU -6
Sat. 9-1 Western Michigan at Illinois 12pm ESPN U ILL -10
Sat. 9-1 Elon at North Carolina 12:30pm ACC Network NA
Sat. 9-1 Idaho State at Air Force 2pm NA NA
Sat. 9-1 Nevada at California 3pm Pac-12 Network CAL -10.5
Sat. 9-1 William and Mary at Maryland 3pm ESPN 3 NA
Sat. 9-1 Nicholls State at Oregon State 3pm Pac-12 Network NA
Sat. 9-1 Richmond at Virginia 3pm FSN NA
Sat. 9-1 Northern Iowa at No. 12 Wisconsin 3:30pm Big Ten NA
Sat. 9-1 Southern Miss at No. 17 Nebraska 3:30pm ABC NEB -19.5
Sat. 9-1 Bowling Green at No. 23 Florida 3:30pm ESPN FL -28.5
Sat. 9-1 Tulsa at Iowa State 3:30pm FSN Tulsa -1.5
Sat. 9-1 Miami (FL) at Boston College 3:30pm ABC Miami -1.5
Sat. 9-1 Iowa at Northern Illinois 3:30pm ESPN U Iowa -10
Sat. 9-1 Eastern Kentucky at Purdue 3:30pm Big Ten NA
Sat. 9-1 Colorado State at Colorado 4pm FX COL -6.5
Sat. 9-1 Southern University at New Mexico 5pm NA NA
Sat. 9-1 Murray State at No. 7 Florida State 6pm ESPN 3 NA
Sat. 9-1 Youngstown State at Pittsburgh 6pm ESPN 3 NA
Sat. 9-1 Liberty at Wake Forest 6:30pm ESPN 3 NA
Sat. 9-1 North Texas at No. 3 LSU 7pm ESPN U NA
Sat. 9-1 Jacksonville State at No. 10 Arkansas 7pm ESPN 3 NA
Sat. 9-1 No. 14 Clemson vs Auburn 7pm ESPN CLEM -3.5
Sat. 9-1 Savanna State at No. 19 Oklahoma State 7pm FCSC NA
Sat. 9-1 Chattanooga at South Florida 7pm ESPN 3 NA
Sat. 9-1 Austin Peay at Western Kentucky 7pm ESPN 3 NA
Sat. 9-1 Southeastern Louisiana at Missouri 7pm ESPN 3 NA
Sat. 9-1 Central Arkansas at Ole Miss 7pm ESPN 3 NA
Sat. 9-1 Florida International at Duke 7pm ESPN 3 NA
Sat. 9-1 Tennessee-Martin at Memphis 7pm NA NA
Sat. 9-1 Lamar at Lousiana-Lafayette 7pm ESPN-GP NA
Sat. 9-1 Jackson State at Mississippi State 7pm Fox Sports NA
Sat. 9-1 South Dakota at Mississippi State 7pm KDLT NA
Sat. 9-1 South Dakota State at Kansas 7pm JTN NA
Sat. 9-1 Northwestern State at Texas Tech 7pm FSSW NA
Sat. 9-1 Missouri State at No. 22 Kansas State 7:10pm NA NA
Sat. 9-1 Hawaii at No.1 USC 7:30pm FOX USC -40
Sat. 9-1 No. 8 Michigan at No. 2 Alabama 8pm ABC ALB -13.5
Sat. 9-1 Wyoming at No. 15 Texas 8pm Longhorn Network TEX -30
Sat. 9-1 Indiana State at Indiana 8pm Big Ten NA
Sat. 9-1 Texas State at Houston 8pm CSNC HOUS -36.5
Sat. 9-1 Rutgers at Tulane 8pm CBSSN RUT -20
Sat. 9-1 Weber State at Fresno State 10pm NA NA
Sat. 9-1 No. 4 Oklahoma at UTEP 10:30pm FSN OKL -30.5
Sat. 9-1 Arkansas State at No. 5 Oregon 10:30pm ESPN NA
Sat. 9-1 Toledo at Arizona 10:30pm ESPN U AZ -10
Sat. 9-1 San Diego State at Washington 10:30pm Pac-12 Network WASh -14.5
Sun. 9-2 Kentucky at No. 25 Louisville 3:30pm ESPN LOUIS -13.5
Sun. 9-2 Southern Methodist at Baylor 6:30pm FSN Bay -10.5
Mon. 9-3 Georgia Tech at No. 16 Virginia Tech 8pm ESPN VT -7.5
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