What a start to the 2011 season on Friday night with TCU @ Baylor! After catching some local high school football in Cedar Rapids, we got the final minutes of Baylor's upset win over the defending Rose Bowl champion, the TCU Horned Frogs. Baylor takes down TCU 50-48 with a late minute FG.
In the Big Ten, two games are in the books, with Wisconsin's high scoring win over UNLV on Thursday night in Madison, with QB Russell Wilson now under center for the Badgers, while Michigan State beats Youngtowns State on Friday night on the Big Ten Network!
It's Saturday, with plenty of games kicking off. Some highlights:
- The University of Iowa opens the season at Kinnick, with Tennessee Tech out of the Ohio Valley ...
- The University of Nebraska opens the season in Lincoln, as the Cornhuskers officially kick off their new membership in the Big Ten
- This evening, the UNI Panthers will take the field in Ames vs. the Iowa State Cyclones in semi-annual in-state affair between the Missouri Valley and the Big 12 teams
- Four interesting national matchups: South Florida/Notre Dame, BYU/Ole Miss, Boise State/Georgia and LSU/Oregon
As we kickoff the first Weekend of College Football on Saturday, September 3Rd:
- Akron at Ohio State 11:00 a.m. ESPN (HD) / espn3
- Indiana State at Penn State 11:00 a.m. BTN (HD)
- Miami (Ohio) at Missouri 11:00 a.m. FSN (HD)
- Middle Tennessee at Purdue 11:00 a.m. BTN (HD)
- Northwestern at Boston College 11:00 a.m. ESPNU (HD): Wildcats will be without QB Dan Persa for the opener, as he works his way back from season ending injury in '10.
- Tennessee Tech at Iowa 11:00 a.m. BTN (HD) Prediction: Hawkeyes 37, Tech 17
- Utah State at Auburn 11:00 a.m. ESPN2 (HD) / espn3
- Kent State at Alabama 11:21 a.m. SEC Network / ESPN-GP / espn3
- Appalachian State at Virginia Tech 11:30 a.m. ESPN-GP *2 / Raycom Cable *3 (HD) / espn3
- South Dakota at Air Force 1:00 p.m. MTN (HD)
- Arkansas State at Illinois 2:30 p.m. BTN (HD)
- Delaware at Navy 2:30 p.m. CBSSN (HD) / Live video
- James Madison at North Carolina 2:30 p.m. FSN (HD) / ESPN-GP / espn3
- Louisiana Monroe at Florida State 2:30 p.m. ESPNU (HD)
- Minnesota at USC 2:30 p.m. (ABC or ESPN2 / espn3) (HD) *7
- South Florida at Notre Dame 2:30 p.m. NBC (HD)
- UCLA at Houston 2:30 p.m. FSN (HD)
- UT Chattanooga at Nebraska 2:30 p.m. BTN (HD) (Nebraska info / BTN 101)
- Western Michigan at Michigan 2:30 p.m. (ABC or ESPN2 / espn3) (HD) *7
- BYU at Ole Miss 3:45 p.m. ESPN (HD) / espn3
- San Jose State at Stanford 4:00 p.m. CSBA (HD)
- Colorado State at New Mexico 5:00 p.m. MTN (HD)
- Montana at Tennessee 5:00 p.m. ESPN-GP *2 / PPV (TN) / espn3
- Austin Peay at Cincinnati 6:00 p.m. FSOH / ESPN-GP / espn3
- East Carolina vs. South Carolina (Charlotte) 6:00 p.m. FSN (HD) / ESPN-GP / espn3
- Eastern Washington at Washington 6:00 p.m. RSNW / FCSP (cable)
- Florida Atlantic at Florida 6:00 p.m. ESPNU (HD)
- Fresno State at California 6:00 p.m. CSCA (HD)
- Missouri State at Arkansas 6:00 p.m. ESPN-GP *2 / PPV (AR) / espn3
- Elon at Vanderbilt 6:30 p.m. ESPN-GP / (CST / CSS) (cable) / espn3
- Boise State vs. Georgia (Atlanta) 7:00 p.m. ESPN (HD) / espn3
- LSU vs. Oregon (Arlington, TX) 7:00 p.m. ABC (HD)
- Ohio at New Mexico State 7:00 p.m. ALT / ESPN-GP / espn3
- Tulsa at Oklahoma 7:00 p.m. FX (HD)
- Cal Poly at San Diego State 9:00 p.m. MTN (HD)
- Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss 9:00 p.m. FSN (HD)
- Northern Arizona at Arizona 9:00 p.m. FSAZ / (FCSA / KWBA) (cable)
- Colorado at Hawaii 9:15 p.m. ESPN2 (HD) / espn3
Games not yet scheduled for nationally available networks
Congratulations to EPSN Game Day personality Lee Corso on his 25Th anniversary on the Game Day set in 2011. Our thoughts and prayers go out to LeRoy Selmon, the former Oklahoma standout and USF athletic director on news of his stroke overnight.
Here's to an outstanding 2011 College Football season!