For Clemson, getting to 1-0 was considerably more difficult than most thought it would be. A double-digit favorite heading to the Plains, Clemson had to knock down two Auburn Hail Mary attempts to preserve a 19-13 victory on Saturday night.
College football’s Week 1 slate for 2016 was billed as the best opening weekend in the history of the sport. Needless to say, the games didn’t disappoint. Florida State-Ole Miss, Texas-Notre Dame, North Carolina-Georgia and Auburn-Clemson were just a few of the standout games from the opening weekend of action.
Week 1 of the 2016 college football season concludes in Orlando, Fla. with Florida State and Ole Miss meeting for the first time since 1961. High expectations surround both teams for 2016, and a win in this neutral site affair would provide an early boost in building a playoff resume.
After being hired by his alma mater nine months ago, Mark Richt will finally come out of the famous smoke at Hard Rock Stadium and coach his first game for the Miami Hurricanes on Saturday. His first opponent as the Hurricanes' head coach will be the Florida A&M Rattlers from the FCS ranks.
The SEC and ACC meet three times for intriguing non-conference games on the opening weekend for the 2016 college football season, with the first matchup taking place in Atlanta between North Carolina and Georgia. This game is also the second time for both teams to make an appearance in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. The Bulldogs played in this game back in 2011, losing 35-21 to Boise State.
The first full weekend of the 2016 college football season starts on Thursday night with a handful of games and continues into Labor Day with a huge showdown between Florida State and Ole Miss in Orlando.