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College Football Games on TV Today (Saturday, Aug. 31)

College Football Games on TV Today

College Football Games on TV Today (Saturday, Aug. 31)

The first full week of the 2019 college football season kicks into high gear with a full slate of games involving FBS teams on Saturday, Aug. 31. The action gets started at noon and goes until late at night thanks to a handful of West Coast matchups.

There are the usual FCS vs. FBS matchups for this early in the season but plenty of intriguing non-conference games worthy of your attention and quite a few conference pairings right out of the gate.

So if you're wondering "What college football games are on today?" know this: There are 57 involving FBS teams scheduled for today, Saturday, Aug. 31.

Note: Games are ordered by start time. All times are ET.

Best College Football Games on TV Tonight

Boise State at Florida State, 12 p.m. on ESPNews

This game was originally scheduled to be played Saturday night in Jacksonville, Florida, but Hurricane Dorian's pending arrival changed that. What hasn't changed is the need for the Seminoles to show improvement in Willie Taggart's second season. The Broncos would love to add another Power 5 victim to the tally and have a defense that should test FSU's offense.

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Ole Miss at Memphis, 12 p.m. on ABC

The Tigers would love nothing more than to knock off a team from the SEC, but especially one whose campus is less than two hours away. The Rebels have new coordinators on both sides of the ball and a redshirt freshman taking over at quarterback. Memphis has an experienced signal-caller and more than enough playmakers to test on Ole Miss defense that struggled mightily last season. Be sure and keep an eye on this one as it may go down to the wire.

Northwestern at Stanford, 4 p.m. on FOX

The Wildcats are the defending Big Ten West champions but will be breaking in a new quarterback on the road against a Cardinal team that boasts one of the Pac-12's top signal-callers. These two schools may be known more for their academics, but don't underestimate what either can do, on either side of the football.

Georgia at Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m. on ESPN

The Bulldogs have national title aspirations but don't get to ease into the season with this matchup in Nashville against the Commodores. Vanderbilt boasts one of the SEC's top set of offensive triplets in running back Ke'Shawn Vaughn, wide receiver Kalija Lipscomb, and tight end Jared Pinkney, but there's uncertainty at quarterback. That's not the case for Georgia with Jake Fromm but who will he throw the ball to and is this defense championship-caliber?

Oregon vs. Auburn (Arlington, Texas), 7:30 p.m. on ABC

The Pac-12 has another chance to make an opening statement against an SEC team. This time it's the Ducks take on the Tigers. Auburn took down Washington in the opener last season, dealing a huge blow to the Huskies' College Football Playoff hopes. This game also gives Oregon quarterback Justin Herbert a chance to impress Heisman voters while embattled Auburn head coach Gus Malzahn needs true freshman quarterback Bo Nix to come up big in his first collegiate game.

Fresno State at USC, 10:30 p.m. on ESPN

The Trojans enter what is a make-or-break season for head coach Clay Helton with a completely new look on offense. The question is can sophomore quarterback JT Daniels run new offensive coordinator Graham Harrell's version of the Air Raid? It's a good opening test for USC going up against the Bulldogs, the defending Mountain West champs.

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