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Games To Watch: Saturday, September 5th

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The Frogs have already done battle in Minnesota, but there's still CFB a-plenty to watch. Here's a look at what's on the schedule for today....

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Buckle up everyone.  Today is the first day of the rest of your CFB lives.

The opening weekend of college football is generally just a chance to see what each team has, a buildup to the excitement of conference play.  This weekend's match-ups don't really deviate too much from the mean.  There are sure to be a lot of blowouts and a few, actual, good games.

The bout between Alabama and Wisconsin is obviously the highlight.  Wisconsin is sure to be a good team, but after what happened to them in the Big 10 Championship game, they are going to have to show me something before I will give them much credit towards being a potential top 10. I'm gonna have to go into this saying that Alabama wins it without too much trouble.

What does make this interesting, at least for us in the Lone Star State, it that we have two unranked, but very good Texas teams playing against top-15 opponents.  No. 15 Arizona State vs Texas A&M promises to be exciting just based on the fact that the Aggies are always up for a good shootout, and a Pac-12 team like ASU is the perfect opponent to deliver some excitement.  The Pac-12 South, like the SEC West is stacked, and while I don't see TAMU pulling off this upset, they surprised us last year against the Gamecocks didn't they?

Notre Dame is really always difficult to judge.  They come into every year highly ranked (No. 11 this year), and almost always don't live up to the hype.  But they are a perennial CFB powerhouse, and because of their schedule they have a chance to make waves every season. Texas's defense this year will be a bear, and if they can keep things close, maybe they have a chance to pull off the upset. Ultimately, I don't see either team winning, but there was a lot I didn't see last year too. We have a lot of college football ahead of us, and just as many questions that need answered.

Let's get to it.

Here's the full schedule of games:

Sat, Sept 5, 2015
12:00 PM ET
CBSS
Colgate at Navy
12:00 PM ET
ESPNN
Norfolk State at Rutgers
12:00 PM ET
ESPNU
Richmond at Maryland
12:00 PM ET
BTN
Illinois State at Iowa
12:00 PM ET
FSN
South Dakota State at Kansas
12:00 PM ET
SECN
Tennessee-Martin at (17) Mississippi
12:00 PM ET
SECN
Louisiana-Monroe at (9) Georgia
12:00 PM ET
ESPN
(21) Stanford at Northwestern
12:30 PM ET
ESPN3
Wofford at (12) Clemson
1:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Youngstown State at Pittsburgh
1:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Maine at Boston College
2:00 PM ET
PAC12
Portland State at Washington State
3:30 PM ET
ESPN3
Howard at Appalachian State
3:30 PM ET
ESPN3
Presbyterian at Miami (OH)
3:30 PM ET
ESPN3
Albany at Buffalo
3:30 PM ET
ESPN
Penn State at Temple
3:30 PM ET
ABC
BYU at Nebraska
3:30 PM ET
RSRM
Morgan State at Air Force
3:30 PM ET
CBSS
Florida Atlantic at Tulsa
3:30 PM ET
ASN
Wagner at Rice
3:30 PM ET
ESPN3
Old Dominion at Eastern Michigan
3:30 PM ET
FOX
Virginia at (13) UCLA
3:30 PM ET
FSN
Sam Houston State at Texas Tech
3:30 PM ET
CBS
Louisville vs.
(Atlanta, GA)
(6) Auburn
3:30 PM ET
ESPNU
UTEP at (18) Arkansas
4:00 PM ET
ESPNN
Southern Illinois at Indiana
4:00 PM ET
TBA
North Dakota at Wyoming
4:00 PM ET
MWC
Savannah State at Colorado State
4:00 PM ET
SECN
Bowling Green vs.
(Nashville, TN)
(25) Tennessee
4:00 PM ET
SECN
Southeast Missouri State at (24) Missouri
5:00 PM ET
PAC12
Grambling State at Cal
6:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Gardner-Webb at South Alabama
6:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Towson at East Carolina
6:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Troy at NC State
6:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Bethune-Cookman at Miami (FL)
7:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Florida A&M at South Florida
7:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Missouri State at Memphis
7:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Alabama A&M at Cincinnati
7:00 PM ET
TBA
Mississippi Valley State at New Mexico
7:00 PM ET
CUSA Network
Jackson State at Middle Tennessee
7:00 PM ET
ASN
Southern at Louisiana Tech
7:00 PM ET
PPV
Akron at (19) Oklahoma
7:00 PM ET
ESPN
(15) Arizona State vs.
(Houston, TX)
Texas A&M
7:00 PM ET
ESPNU
Louisiana-Lafayette at Kentucky
7:10 PM ET
PPV
South Dakota at Kansas State
7:30 PM ET
CBSS
UNLV at Northern Illinois
7:30 PM ET
FSN
Georgia Southern at West Virginia
7:30 PM ET
NBC
Texas at (11) Notre Dame
7:30 PM ET
ESPN
McNeese State at (14) LSU
7:30 PM ET
SECN
New Mexico State at Florida
8:00 PM ET
MWC
San Diego at San Diego State
8:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Tennessee Tech at Houston
8:00 PM ET
ESPNN
Texas State at (10) Florida State
8:00 PM ET
Cyclones.tv
Northern Iowa at Iowa State
8:00 PM ET
ABC
Wisconsin vs.
(Dallas, TX)
(3) Alabama
8:00 PM ET
PAC12
Eastern Washington at (7) Oregon
10:00 PM ET
FS1
Mississippi State at Southern Miss
11:00 PM ET
PAC12
Arkansas State at (8) USC
Sun, Sept 6, 2015
3:00 PM ET
FS1
Purdue at Marshall
Mon, Sept 7, 2015
8:00 PM ET
ESPN
(1) Ohio State at Virginia Tech