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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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Matt Tamanini Matt Tamanini is the co-managing editor of Land-Grant Holy Land having joined the site in 2016.

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
Northern Iowa at #21 Iowa State 12:00 PM FS1
South Alabama at #24 Nebraska 12:00 PM ESPN
Akron at Illinois 12:00 PM BTN
Indiana vs. Ball State 12:00 PM CBSSN
Howard at Maryland 12:00 PM BTN
Indiana State at Kansas 12:00 PM Fox Sports Net
Toledo at Kentucky 12:00 PM SEC Network
Ole Miss at Memphis 12:00 PM ABC
Mississippi State vs. Louisiana 12:00 PM ESPNU
East Carolina at NC State 12:00 PM ACC Network
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
Bucknell at Temple 3:00 PM ESPN3
Duke vs. #2 Alabama 3:30 PM ABC
Idaho at #15 Penn State 3:30 PM BTN
Colgate at Air Force 3:30 PM ESPN3
Holy Cross at Navy 3:30 PM CBSSN
Eastern Michigan at Coastal Carolina 3:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
South Carolina vs. North Carolina 3:30 PM ESPN
Georgia State at Tennessee 3:30 PM ESPNU
East Tennessee State at Appalachian State 3:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Northwestern at #25 Stanford 4:00 PM FOX
Portland State at Arkansas 4:00 PM SEC Network
Montana State at Texas Tech 4:00 PM Fox Sports Net
Virginia Tech at Boston College 4:00 PM ACC Network
#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
Campbell at Troy 6:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
UC Davis at California 6:30 PM Pac-12 Networks
VMI at Marshall 6:30 PM Stadium
Norfolk State at Old Dominion 7:00 PM ESPN3
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
SMU at Arkansas State 7:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Boise State vs. Florida State 7:00 PM ESPN
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
Georgia Southern at #6 LSU 7:30 PM ESPNU
Middle Tennessee at #7 Michigan 7:30 PM BTN
#11 Oregon vs. #16 Auburn 7:30 PM ABC
Miami (OH) at #20 Iowa 7:30 PM FS1
Missouri at Wyoming 7:30 PM CBSSN
Abilene Christian at North Texas 7:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Virginia at Pittsburgh 7:30 PM ACC Network
Louisiana Tech at #10 Texas 8:00 PM Longhorn Network
Houston Baptist at UTEP 8:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Arkansas-Pine Bluff at TCU 8:00 PM Fox Sports Net
Grambling at UL Monroe 8:00 PM ESPN3
Weber State at San Diego State 9:00 PM None None
New Mexico State at #23 Washington State 10:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Southern Utah at UNLV 10:00 PM None
Fresno State at USC 10:30 PM ESPN