Are ready for some football?
The NFL has a full slate of preseason games tonight, but for games that count ... check out opening day of College Football with one major headline game on ESPN between the ACC vs. SEC!
Thursday, August 29th (Times are Central Time)
North Carolina at South Carolina 5:00 p.m. ESPN (HD) - Gamecocks coach Spurrier has a good team again lead by junior DE Jadeveon Clowney, who may test the new defensive player rule in '13, due to his power?
Indiana State at Indiana 6:00 p.m. BTN (HD) / BTN2Go - A battle in the Hoosier State to kickoff 2013!
Tulsa at Bowling Green 6:00 p.m. ESPNU (HD) - 3rd meeting in series and Goldern Hurricane seek #3 over Falcons!
UNLV at Minnesota 6:00 p.m. BTN (HD) / BTN2Go - Last year in Vegas, this game was three overtimes until Golden Gophers pulled it out!
Utah State at Utah 7:00 p.m. FS1 (HD) - Utes has won 12 in a row, until last year's Aggies' win.
Ole Miss at Vanderbilt 8:15 p.m. ESPN (HD) - SEC inter-division opener on Thursday night in Nashville should be a big game for West vs. East bragging rights in SEC!
Rutgers at Fresno State 9:30 p.m. ESPNU (HD) - Final season in new AAC for Scarlet Knights, who lost lone meeting at home in '08 vs. Fresno.
USC at Hawaii 10:00 p.m. CBSSN (HD) - Are the Trojans back as a Top 25 program, after 7-6, including Sun Bowl loss?
Games online only or not yet scheduled for nationally available networks:
Akron at UCF 6:00 p.m. espn3 - Knights move from C-USF to new AAC with season opener vs. MAC foe!
Illinois State at Ball State 6:00 p.m. espn3 - MVC vs. MAC, as FCS school seeks to pull off an early upset over a FBS team at Ball State!
Jackson State at Tulane 7:00 p.m. - Upset alert? Green Wave are 2-7 in openers vs. FCS opponents!
Liberty at Kent State 5:00 p.m. espn3 - Another FCS-FBS game, Golden Flashes have won 12 straight vs. FCS opponents.
Northwestern State at Missouri State 6:00 p.m (FCS game of interest) - Coach Terry Allen will open at home, before quasi-homecoming at Iowa in Week 2!
Presbyterian at Wake Forest 5:30 p.m. espn3 - The Demon Deacons took Blue Hose to woodshed in '10 season opener, but Wake ended year with worse season in last decade!
Sacramento State at San Jose State 9:00 p.m. MWC Video - Spartans welcome coach Ron Caragher era, with trip to Stanford in Week 2!
Southern Utah at South Alabama 6:30 p.m. espn3 - Jaguars going for fourth in a row in season openers vs. FCS opponents.
Towson at UConn 6:30 p.m. espn3 - In '93, Towson beat UConn, so will coach Paul Pasqualoni have Huskies ready again in Year 3?
Western Carolina at Middle Tennessee 6:30 p.m. - Opener last season wasn't good vs. FCS, after two straight openers with Big Ten teams... it been a while in a season opener!
Who hits paydirt in 2013? We shall see over the next 4+ months of College Football!