In terms of brand or name value and recognition for a Week 1 non-conference matchup, it doesn’t get much better than USC and Alabama. These two programs have a wealth of success on the stat sheet, claiming a combined 27 national championships, 1,564 overall victories and eight Heisman winners.
College football’s Week 1 slate is filled with compelling matchups, and while UCLA-Texas A&M might not have the same pregame hype as Alabama-USC or Houston-Oklahoma, there’s a lot of intrigue surrounding this game.
Sporting its best preseason ranking in 15 years and garnering legitimate Pac-12 championship talk, the Washington Huskies embark on a highly anticipated 2016 campaign Saturday against visiting Rutgers.
Some things never change at Utah. The Utes enter a new season with a tough and experienced defense and an offense filled with question marks. Utah is optimistic those question marks turn into favorable answers in this week's season opener against Southern Utah.
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.