Week 1 of the college football season continues with a handful of games on Friday, Sept. 3. The Labor Day weekend gets started with a big conference showdown and also features a couple of FCS vs. FBS matchups that could produce an upset.
So if you're wondering "What college football games are on today?" know this: There are eight involving FBS teams scheduled for today, Friday, Sept. 3.
Note: All times are ET.
Best College Football Games on TV Today
No. 10 North Carolina at Virginia Tech, 6 p.m. on ESPN
Expectations are high for the Tar Heels, who boast one of the nation's top quarterbacks in Sam Howell. The Hokies have gone through some rough sledding under head coach Justin Fuente, but a win at home against a top-10 opponent would do wonders for the team's and fan base's morale.
Michigan State at Northwestern, 9 p.m. on ESPN
The Spartans took their lumps in head coach Mel Tucker's first season but are hoping for better results with 14 starters returning. The Wildcats are the defending Big Ten West champions but return just a handful of starters and have plenty of question marks on both sides of the ball. This game could set the tone for this season for both teams.
South Dakota State at Colorado State, 9 p.m. on FS1
The Jackrabbits are one of the top teams in the FCS, losing to Sam Houston in the national championship game this spring. The Rams stumbled through a 1-3 pandemic-shortened campaign last fall and are still searching for their identity under second-year head coach Steve Addazio.
Other NCAAF Games on TV Today
- Saint Francis (Pa.) at Eastern Michigan, 7 p.m. on ESPN3
- Old Dominion at Wake Forest, 7 p.m. on ACC Network
- Duke at Charlotte, 7 p.m. on CBSSN
- South Dakota at Kansas, 8 p.m. on ESPN+
- Northern Colorado at Colorado, 9 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks
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