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Oregon vs. Auburn highlights Week 1 college football schedule

Get a first look at some of OSU’s biggest opponents this season.

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Hail, hail, the gang’s all here, as we finally have a full slate of college football after a sloppy Week 0, Pat McAfee making vaguely sexual noises on air during his ESPN Thursday night debut, and Purdon’t coughing up a lead to allow this to happen last night:

The Saturday schedule of course starts with the No. 5 Ohio State Buckeyes opening their 130th season of college football against the Fighting Lane Kiffins of Florida Atlantic on FOX.

While obviously your focus will be on The ‘Shoe during the noon ET window, you might want to keep an eye on ESPN to see how No. 24 Nebraska is doing with South Alabama. While you would expect that both the Huskers and the Buckeyes should handle their respective opponents, Nebraska is a trendy pick to upset OSU in Week 5, so it couldn’t hurt to do a bit of recon before we get to Sept. 28.

Another future Buckeye opponent that more than one pundit thinks could potentially upend the Buckeyes is the Northwestern Wildcats. They will open their season at 4:00 p.m. ET on FOX out on The Farm as they take on the No. 25 Stanford Cardinal. OSU will travel to Evanston, Ill. for a rare Friday-night game on Oct. 18, and seeing how Coach Fitz’s team does in the Brain Bowl, should give us a good indication as to how worried Buckeye fans should be for that contest.

The only ranked vs. ranked matchup of the day will take place on ABC at 7:30 p.m. ET, as the No. 11 Oregon Ducks will take on No. 16 Auburn in Texas. Should the Buckeyes end up in the Rose Bowl for the second year in a row, they very well might be matchup with the Ducks.

Check out the full Saturday schedule:

Week 1 College Football Schedule

Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (ET) TV Streaming
Florida Atlantic at #5 Ohio State 12:00 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Northern Iowa at #21 Iowa State 12:00 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
South Alabama at #24 Nebraska 12:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Akron at Illinois 12:00 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Indiana vs. Ball State 12:00 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Howard at Maryland 12:00 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Indiana State at Kansas 12:00 PM Fox Sports Net FoxSportsGo.com
Toledo at Kentucky 12:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Ole Miss at Memphis 12:00 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Mississippi State vs. Louisiana 12:00 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
East Carolina at NC State 12:00 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
James Madison at West Virginia 2:00 PM AT&T SportsNet None
Rhode Island at Ohio 2:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Eastern Washington at #13 Washington 3:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Bucknell at Temple 3:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Duke vs. #2 Alabama 3:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Idaho at #15 Penn State 3:30 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
Colgate at Air Force 3:30 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Holy Cross at Navy 3:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Eastern Michigan at Coastal Carolina 3:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
South Carolina vs. North Carolina 3:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Georgia State at Tennessee 3:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
East Tennessee State at Appalachian State 3:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Northwestern at #25 Stanford 4:00 PM FOX FoxSportsGo.com
Portland State at Arkansas 4:00 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Montana State at Texas Tech 4:00 PM Fox Sports Net FoxSportsGo.com
Virginia Tech at Boston College 4:00 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
#22 Syracuse at Liberty 6:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Sam Houston State at New Mexico 6:00 PM None None
Incarnate Word at UTSA 6:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Campbell at Troy 6:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
UC Davis at California 6:30 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
VMI at Marshall 6:30 PM Stadium WatchStadium.com
Norfolk State at Old Dominion 7:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Alcorn State at Southern Mississippi 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Illinois State at Northern Illinois 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Monmouth at Western Michigan 7:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
SMU at Arkansas State 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Boise State vs. Florida State 7:00 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com
Nicholls at Kansas State 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Stephen F. Austin at Baylor 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
#3 Georgia at Vanderbilt 7:30 PM SEC Network WatchESPN.com
Georgia Southern at #6 LSU 7:30 PM ESPNU WatchESPN.com
Middle Tennessee at #7 Michigan 7:30 PM BTN FoxSportsGo.com
#11 Oregon vs. #16 Auburn 7:30 PM ABC WatchESPN.com
Miami (OH) at #20 Iowa 7:30 PM FS1 FoxSportsGo.com
Missouri at Wyoming 7:30 PM CBSSN CBSSports.com
Abilene Christian at North Texas 7:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Virginia at Pittsburgh 7:30 PM ACC Network WatchESPN.com
Louisiana Tech at #10 Texas 8:00 PM Longhorn Network WatchESPN.com
Houston Baptist at UTEP 8:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at TCU 8:00 PM Fox Sports Net FoxSportsGo.com
Grambling at UL Monroe 8:00 PM ESPN3 WatchESPN.com
Weber State at San Diego State 9:00 PM None None
New Mexico State at #23 Washington State 10:00 PM Pac-12 Networks Pac-12.com
Southern Utah at UNLV 10:00 PM None UNLVRebels.com
Fresno State at USC 10:30 PM ESPN WatchESPN.com