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College Football Week 1 Awards

Athlon hands out the awards from the Week 1 action.
College Football Week 1 Awards 2016

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.

 

BYU Cougars vs. Arizona Wildcats Preview and Prediction

Taysom Hill returns to action for BYU against Arizona in the season opener in Glendale
BYU Cougars vs. Arizona Wildcats Preview and Prediction

BYU and Arizona kick off their 2016 seasons in a late-night showdown Saturday at University of Phoenix Stadium (home of the NFL’s Arizona Cardinals) in Glendale, Ariz.

Eastern Washington Eagles vs. Washington State Cougars Preview and Prediction

Cooper Kupp and the Eagles from the FCS will take on the Cougars in hopes of spoiling their in-state rival's season opener
Eastern Washington Eagles vs. Washington State Cougars Preview and Prediction

No one needs to remind Washington State of the perils of playing a good FCS team. The Cougars learned it firsthand after suffering a 24-17 loss to Portland State in their season opener a year ago.

Alabama Crimson Tide vs. USC Trojans Preview and Prediction

The Trojans and Crimson Tide meet in Arlington on Saturday night.
Alabama Crimson Tide vs. USC Trojans Preview and Prediction 2016

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.

 

Texas A&M Aggies vs. UCLA Bruins Preview and Prediction

Josh Rosen hopes to lead the Bruins to a big road win over the Aggies.
Texas A&M Aggies vs. UCLA Bruins Preview and Prediction 2016

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.

Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Washington Huskies Preview and Prediction

A season of high expectations kicks off for Jake Browning and Washington against Big Ten foe Rutgers
Rutgers Scarlet Knights vs. Washington Huskies Preview and Prediction

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.

 

Colorado State Rams vs. Colorado Buffaloes Preview and Prediction

Sefo Liufau and the Buffaloes are set to face the Rams in their annual Rocky Mountain Showdown in Denver
Colorado State Rams vs. Colorado Buffaloes Preview and Prediction

Last season’s 27-24 overtime victory pushed Colorados all-time edge to 63-22-2 against rival Colorado State in the Rocky Mountain Showdown.

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