College football 2016 schedule: Week one TV times

It's a strong opening slate in college football. Here's where and when to tune in.

It's been a long wait, but boy has it been worth it. The Week 1 schedule features arguably the best matchups in opening-weekend in history.

The action gets started on Thursday night with 16 matchups, including a non-conference tilt between Oregon State and Minnesota. The first SEC contest is also on Thursday as South Carolina travels to Nashville to face Vanderbilt.

The Friday night college football schedule features 11 games. If you are not able to make it to Mile High Stadium to cheer on Colorado, between commercial breaks, you can check in on a Pac-12 vs. Big 12 matchup with Stanford welcoming Kansas State into Stanford Stadium.

Saturday is just the halfway point of opening-weekend. It's highlighted by USC vs. Alabama at AT&T Stadium and LSU vs. Wisconsin at Lambeau Field.

Two more must-watch games are scheduled for Sunday and Monday, Notre Dame at Texas and Mississippi vs. Florida State, respectively.

The complete college football schedule for Week 1 is listed below. All times are ET.

Week 1 College Football Schedule

Thursday, September 1

Presbyterian College at Central Michigan - 7:00 PM, ESPN3
Charlotte at Louisville - 8:00 PM, ESPN3
Tulane at Wake Forest - 7:00 PM, ESPN3
Tennessee-Martin at Cincinnati - 7:00 PM, ESPN3
Maine at Connecticut - 7:00 PM, ESPN3
William & Mary at NC State - 7:30 PM, ESPN3
Indiana at Florida Intl - 7:30 PM, ESPNU
Appalachian State at Tennessee - 7:30 PM, SECN
South Carolina at Vanderbilt - 8:00 PM, ESPN
Southern Utah at Utah - 8:00 PM, Pac-12
Weber State at Utah State - 8:00 PM, N/A
Rice at Western Kentucky - 8:00 PM, CBSSN
Oregon State at Minnesota - 9:00 PM, BTN
South Dakota at New Mexico - 9:00 PM, N/A
Montana State at Idaho - 9:00 PM, ESPN3
Jackson State at UNLV - 10:00 PM

Friday, September 2

Mississippi Valley State at Eastern Michigan - 6:00 PM, ESPN3
Ball State at Georgia State - 7:00 PM, ESPN3
Albany at Buffalo - 7:00 PM, ESPN3
Colgate at Syracuse - 7:00 PM, ESPN3
Army at Temple - 7:00 PM, CBSSN
Furman at Michigan State - 7:00 PM, BTN
Northwestern State at Baylor - 7:30 PM, N/A
Colorado State at Colorado - 8:00 PM, ESPN/WatchESPN
Kansas State at Stanford - 8:00 PM, FS1
Toledo at Arkansas State - 9:00 PM, ESPNU/WatchESPN
Cal Poly at Nevada - 9:30 PM, N/A

Saturday, September 3

Georgia Tech vs. Boston College (Dublin, Ireland) - 7:30 AM, ESPN2
Oklahoma vs. Houston (Houston, Texas) - 12:00 PM, ABC/WatchESPN
Fordham at Navy - 12:00 PM, CBSSN
Eastern Kentucky at Purdue - noon, ESPNN/WatchESPN
Bowling Green at Ohio State - noon, BTN
Western Michigan at Northwestern - noon, ESPNU/WatchESPN
Hawaii at Michigan - noon, ESPN/WatchESPN
Boise State at Louisiana Lafayette - noon, ESPN3
South Alabama at Mississippi State - noon, SECN/WatchESPN
Missouri at West Virginia - noon, FS1
Howard at Maryland - noon, BTN
Liberty at Virginia Tech - 12:30 PM, ESPN3
Villanova at Pittsburgh - 1:30 PM, ESPN3
Abilene Christian at Air Force - 2:00 PM, CAMP
Rutgers at Washington - 2:00 PM, Pac-12
UCLA at Texas A&M - 3:30 PM, CBS
LSU vs. Wisconsin (Lambeau Field) - 3:30 PM, ABC/WatchESPN
Richmond at Virginia - 3:30 PM, ESPN3
Kent State at Penn State - 3:30 PM, BTN
Miami (OH) at Iowa - 3:30 PM, ESPNU/WatchESPN
Texas State at Ohio - 3:30 PM, CBSSN
Murray State at Illinois - 3:30 PM, BTN
Southeastern Louisiana at Oklahoma State - 3:30 PM, N/A
Louisiana Tech at Arkansas - 4:00 PM, SECN/WatchESPN
UC Davis at Oregon - 5:00 PM, PAC12
Georgia vs. North Carolina (Georgia Dome) - 5:30 PM, ESPN/WatchESPN
Southern Illinois at Florida Atlantic - 6:00 PM, N/A
Hampton at Old Dominion - 6:00 PM, N/A
North Carolina Central at Duke - 6:00 PM, ESPN3
Western Carolina at East Carolina - 6:00 PM, ESPN3
Florida A&M at Miami - 6:00 PM, ESPN3
Savannah State at Georgia Southern - 6:00 PM, ESPN3
Austin Peay at Troy - 6:00 PM, ESPN3
VMI at Akron - 6:30 PM, ESPN3
Alabama A&M at Middle Tennessee - 7:00 PM, N/A
SMU at North Texas - 7:00 PM, N/A
San José State at Tulsa - 7:00 PM, CBSSN
Towson at South Florida - 7:00 PM, ESPN3
South Carolina State at UCF - 7:00 PM, ESPN3
Rhode Island at Kansas - 7:00 PM, ESPN3
Southeast Missouri State at Memphis - 7:00 PM, ESPN3
Alabama State at Texas San Antonio - 7:00 PM, N/A
Southern at Louisiana Monroe - 7:00 PM, ESPN3
Southern Mississippi at Kentucky - 7:30 PM, ESPNU/WatchESPN
Massachusetts at Florida - 7:30 PM, SECN/WatchESPN
USC vs. Alabama (AT&T Stadium) - 8:00 PM, ABC/WatchESPN
Northern Iowa at Iowa State - 8:00 PM, N/A
Fresno State at Nebraska - 8:00 PM, BTN
Eastern Washington at Washington State - 8:00 PM, PAC12
New Mexico State at UTEP - 8:00 PM, N/A
South Dakota State at TCU - 8:00 PM, N/A
Stephen F Austin at Texas Tech - 8:00 PM, N/A
New Hampshire at San Diego State - 8:30 PM, N/A
Clemson at Auburn - 9:00 PM, ESPN/WatchESPN
Northern Illinois at Wyoming - 10:30 PM, CBSSN
Northern Arizona at Arizona State - 10:45 PM, PAC12

Sunday, September 4

#10 Notre Dame at Texas - 7:30 PM, ABC/WatchESPN

Monday, September 5

Ole Miss vs. Florida State (Camping World Stadium) - 8:00 PM, ESPN/WatchESPN

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