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Predictions for Every College Football Game in Week 1

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Week 1 of the 2017 college football season features several intriguing matchups, and Athlon Sports is ready with complete predictions, preview and picks for the opening weekend. A handful of games kick off the Week 1 slate on Thursday night, including Indiana hosting Ohio State, Buffalo-Minnesota and Tulsa-Oklahoma State.

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Friday night also features a busy schedule of games, as Lane Kiffin makes his debut at FAU against Navy, while Washington travels to Rutgers and Wisconsin hosts Utah State. The biggest and most important games of Week 1 take place on Saturday. Florida faces off against Michigan in Arlington, while Florida State takes on Alabama in one of the biggest openers in college football history. The Week 1 slate concludes with two games on Sunday (West Virginia versus Virginia Tech and Texas A&M versus UCLA), along with an opener on Monday night in Atlanta between Tennessee and Georgia Tech.

Each week, Athlon Sports’ editors will pick every game in the FBS ranks. Follow us on Twitter: (@AthlonSports)

College Football Week 1 Predictions


Steven Lassan

Mitch Light

Bryan Fischer

FIU at UCF (Thursday)

Presbyterian at Wake Forest (Thursday)

Elon at Toledo (Thursday)

Buffalo at Minnesota (Thursday)

Tennessee State at Georgia State (Thursday)

Austin Peay at Cincinnati (Thursday)

Rhode Island at Central Michigan (Thursday)

Holy Cross at UConn (Thursday)

North Dakota at Utah (Thursday)

Tulsa at  Oklahoma State (Thursday)

Ohio State at Indiana (Thursday)

Florida A&M at Arkansas (Thursday)

ULM at Memphis (Thursday)

Sacramento State at Idaho (Thursday)

New Mexico State at Arizona State (Thursday)

Fordham at Army (Friday)

Charlotte at Eastern Michigan (Friday)

Central Connecticut State at Syracuse (Friday)

Washington at  Rutgers (Friday)

Navy at FAU (Friday)

Colorado State vs. Colorado (Denver - Friday)

Utah State at Wisconsin (Friday)

Boston College at Northern Illinois (Friday)

Cal Poly at San Jose State

Ball State at Illinois

Akron at Penn State

Maryland at Texas

Missouri State at Missouri

Bowling Green at Michigan State

Kent State at Clemson

Wyoming at  Iowa

VMI at Air Force

California at North Carolina

Bethune-Cookman at Miami

Youngstown State at Pitt

Portland State at Oregon State

NC State vs.  South Carolina (Charlotte)

UTEP at  Oklahoma

William & Mary at Virginia

Nevada at Northwestern

Temple at Notre Dame

Alabama A&M at UAB

Troy at Boise State

Charleston Southern at Mississippi State

Stony Brook at USF

Kentucky at  Southern Miss

Eastern Washington at Texas Tech

Western Michigan at  USC

Albany at Old Dominion

James Madison at East Carolina

NC Central at Duke

Appalachian State at Georgia

Miami (Ohio) at 

Southeastern Louisiana at Louisiana

UMass at Coastal Carolina

Lamar at North Texas

Northwestern State at Louisiana Tech

Liberty at Baylor

Eastern Kentucky at WKU

Houston Baptist at Texas State

SE Missouri State at Kansas

Hampton at Ohio

Central Arkansas at Kansas State

South Alabama at Ole Miss

Louisville vs.  Purdue (Indianapolis)

Georgia Southern vs. Auburn

Northern Iowa at Iowa State

Abilene Christian at New Mexico

Arkansas State at Nebraska

Stephen F. Austin at SMU

Jackson State at TCU

Grambling at  Tulane

Vanderbilt at  MTSU

Southern Utah at Oregon

UC Davis at San Diego State

Howard at UNLV

BYU vs.  LSU (New Orleans)

Incarnate Word at Fresno State

Montana State at Washington State

Northern Arizona at Arizona

Western Carolina at Hawaii

Michigan vs.  Florida (Arlington)

Florida State vs.  Alabama (Atlanta)

West Virginia vs.  Virginia Tech (Sunday - Landover)

Texas A&M at  UCLA (Sunday)

Tennessee vs. Georgia Tech
(Monday - Atlanta)