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College Football Games on TV Today (Saturday, Sept. 4)

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The college football season ramps up with a full slate on Saturday

Week 1 of the college football season continues on Saturday, Sept. 4 with the bulk of its action. Labor Day weekend really heats up with five games between Top 25 teams, including one with two in the top five. In total, there are 14 games with ranked teams.

Related: Ranking All 84 College Football Games in Week 1

So if you're wondering "What college football games are on today?" know this: There are 58 involving FBS teams scheduled for today, Saturday, Sept. 4.

Note: All times are ET.

Best College Football Games on TV Today

No. 19 Penn State at No. 12 Wisconsin, 12 p.m. on FOX
Both Big Ten teams are ready to put their shaky 2020 seasons behind them and will get a big cross-divisional game to prove their conference title bona fides. Can Wisconsin keep its 25-game winning streak in home openers alive against the team that beat it in the 2016 Big Ten title game?

No. 1 Alabama vs. No 14 Miami (Atlanta), 3:30 p.m. on ABC
The Crimson Tide are continuing their tradition of playing big-name non-conference foes at neutral sites to start the season. Duke, Louisville, Florida State, USC, Wisconsin, West Virginia, Virginia Tech,  and Michigan haven't been a problem in years past, but the pressure will be on Bryce Young to shine in his first game as a starter against Heisman heavyweight D'Eriq King and the Canes.

No. 17 Indiana at No. 18 Iowa, 3:30 p.m. on BTN
The Hoosiers' dream of being a Big Ten East spoiler ended when Michael Penix Jr. tore his ACL, but now the lefty quarterback is back and ready to prove that Indiana is ready to contend. Winning at Kinnick Field will be a tough task, though, as the Hawkeyes have hopes of playing in Indianapolis for the conference title game as well.

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No. 23 Louisiana at No. 21 Texas, 4:30 p.m. on FOX
The Ragin' Cajuns opened last season by upsetting Iowa State, so can they open a second straight season by taking down a ranked Big 12 team? Nobody is overlooking Louisiana this season, and Steve Sarkisian probably can't afford to open his tenure in Austin with a loss to a G5 team.

San Jose State at No. 15 USC, 5 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks
The Spartans took care of business and then some against FCS Southern Utah during Week 0, but USC will be an entirely different challenge. In a week full of signature matchups, Nick Starkel vs. Kedon Slovis makes for an intriguing quarterback faceoff.

No. 5 Georgia vs. No. 3 Clemson (Charlotte, N.C.), 7:30 p.m. on ABC
This is the signature game of Week 1, if not the entire regular season. Call it a playoff preview if you want because these teams would still make the CFP if they win out after this game in Charlotte. Still, the winner of this game could take the mantle of the team most likely to take down Alabama.

No. 16 LSU at UCLA, 8:30 p.m. on FOX
We're in Year 4 of the Chip Kelly era, but the Bruins are finally starting to look like a dangerous offense. Running backs Zach Charbonnet and Brittain Brown combined for 184 yards and four touchdowns on 19 carries in a season-opening win against Hawaii and will have a major challenge ahead against a motivated LSU team that was displaced to practice in Houston because of Hurricane Ida.

Nevada at California, 10:30 p.m. on FS1
The Wolf Pack might be one of the best Group of 5 teams this season, and they'll start with a major test. Carson Strong, Toa Taua, and Romeo Dobbs have the potential to disrupt a tough Pac-12 defense coming off a down year. This should be the best game of a mediocre late slate.

Other NCAAF Games on TV Today

  • Fordham at Nebraska, 12 p.m. on BTN
  • ULM at Kentucky, 12 p.m. on SEC Network
  • Temple at Rutgers, 12 p.m. on BTN
  • Tulane at No. 2 Oklahoma, 12 p.m. on ABC
  • Holy Cross at UConn, 12 p.m. on CBSSN
  • Colgate at Boston College, 12 p.m. on ACC Network
  • Western Michigan at Michigan, 12 p.m. on ESPN
  • Stanford vs. Kansas State (Arlington, Texas), 12 p.m. on FS1
  • Army West Point at Georgia State, 12 p.m. on ESPNU
  • Fresno State at No. 11 Oregon, 2 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks
  • Lafayette at Air Force, 2 p.m. on Stadium
  • Rice at Arkansas, 2 p.m. on ESPN+/SEC Network+
  • Marshall at Navy, 3:30 p.m. on CBSSN
  • Miami (Ohio) at No. 8 Cincinnati, 3:30 p.m. on ESPN+
  • West Virginia at Maryland, 3:30 p.m. on ESPN
  • UMass at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m. on ACC Network
  • Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State, 4 p.m. on ESPNU
  • Montana State at Wyoming, 4 p.m. on ESPN+
  • Central Michigan at Missouri, 4 p.m. on SEC Network
  • Northern Iowa at No. 7 Iowa State, 4:30 p.m. on ESPN+
  • Gardner-Webb at Georgia Southern, 6 p.m. on ESPN3
  • Campbell at Liberty, 6 p.m. on ESPN3
  • Nicholls at Memphis, 7 p.m. on ESPN+
  • Missouri State at Oklahoma State, 7 p.m. on ESPN+
  • Monmouth at Middle Tennessee, 7 p.m. on ESPN3
  • Texas Tech vs. Houston (NRG Stadium), 7 p.m. on ESPN
  • Syracuse at Ohio, 7 p.m. on CBSSN
  • Southern at Troy, 7 p.m. on ESPN3
  • Oregon State at Purdue, 7 p.m. on FS1
  • Norfolk State at Toledo, 7 p.m. on ESPN3
  • Central Arkansas at Arkansas State, 7 p.m. on ESPN3
  • Eastern Illinois at South Carolina, 7 p.m. on ESPN+/SEC Network+
  • Baylor at Texas State, 7 p.m. on ESPN+
  • Akron at Auburn, 7 p.m. on ESPN+/SEC Network+
  • Abilene Christian at SMU, 7 p.m. on ESPN+
  • NIU at Georgia Tech, 7:30 p.m. on ACC Network
  • Northwestern State at North Texas, 7:30 p.m. on ESPN3
  • UTSA at Illinois, 7:30 p.m. on BTN
  • William & Mary at Virginia, 7:30 p.m. on RSN/ESPN3
  • Florida Atlantic at No. 13 Florida, 7:30 p.m. on SEC Network
  • Southern Miss at South Alabama, 8 p.m. on ESPN+
  • Kent State at No. 6 Texas A&M, 8 p.m. on ESPNU
  • Montana at No. 20 Washington, 8 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks
  • Duquesne at TCU, 8 p.m. on ESPN+
  • ETSU at Vanderbilt, 8 p.m. on ESPN+/SEC Network+
  • Bethune-Cookman at UTEP, 9 p.m. on ESPN3
  • New Mexico State at San Diego State, 10:30 p.m. on CBSSN
  • BYU vs. Arizona (Las Vegas), 10:30 p.m. on ESPN
  • Utah State at Washington State, 11 p.m. on Pac-12 Networks
  • Portland State at Hawaii, 11:59 p.m. on Spectrum PPV

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