Week 1 of the college football season is a good time to remember that the best games of the season won’t all be like this.
And by “like this” we mean in sterile neutral-site stadiums rather than on college campuses. Some of the best games in Week 1 are being played in Arlington, Orlando and Atlanta rather than Tuscaloosa, Tallahassee and Athens.
College Station and Austin will host key opening weeks games, but games later in September will feature critical showdowns in Norman and Knoxville.
Here’s a look at what’s ahead in the first month.