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College Football Games on TV Today (Saturday, Aug. 28)

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The 2021 season gets started with five games today

The college football season officially begins on Saturday with five FBS games kicking off Week 0. While there aren't any Top 25 teams playing yet, there's still plenty to be excited about this weekend.

Big Ten West rivals Nebraska and Illinois will kick off the season in a game that was supposed to take place in Dublin, Ireland, but had to return stateside due to the coronavirus pandemic. UConn and New Mexico State also return to the field after sitting out last fall. And don't sleep on a potential shootout between Hawaii and UCLA.

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So if you're wondering "What college football games are on today?" know this: There are five involving FBS teams scheduled for today, Saturday, Aug. 28.

Note: All times are ET. Times and broadcast outlets are subject to change.

College Football Games on TV Today

Nebraska at Illinois, 1 p.m. on FOX

The Bret Bielema era begins with a home game against Nebraska and Scott Frost, who may be coaching for his own job this season. Both teams finished under .500 last season in a Big Ten-only schedule but have good bounce-back potential with returning quarterbacks Adrian Martinez and Brandon Peters.

UConn at Fresno State, 2 p.m. on CBSSN

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The Huskies are going cross country to play their first game since Nov. 30, 2019. Much of that two-win team returns, including running back Kevin Mensah and quarterback Jack Zergiotis, but this will be a tough test against a Mountain West heavyweight in the Bulldogs, who are nearly four-touchdown favorites.

Hawaii at UCLA, 3:30 p.m. on ESPN

Expectations are high for Chip Kelly in his fourth year at Westwood, where he's still looking for his first bowl appearance. Quarterback Dorian Thompson-Robinson looks like he can make the jump to star level, and he'll get a surprisingly stingy Rainbow Warriors defense as his first test.

UTEP at New Mexico State, 9:30 p.m. on Bally Sports AZ/KVIA/FloFootball

The Battle of I-10 picks back up after an interruption last season, and New Mexico State will be looking for its fourth straight win in the series. But don't sleep on a quickly improving UTEP team, which won more than one game last season for the first time since 2016.

Southern Utah at San Jose State, 10 p.m. on CBSSN

This is the only game on Saturday's slate with an FCS and FBS team, and these teams will be meeting for the first time since 2010. The Spartans needed a last-minute comeback to win then, but they're even more dangerous this season as the reigning Mountain West champions.

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