It is that time of year again for the start of college football season. Football fans everywhere are making their plans for college game day and digging out their apparel, gear and supplies for football tailgate season. What do you need to know about the upcoming season kickoff and how should you be prepared?
When/where can I see the games?
While the season officially started last Saturday, August 26th many fans will watch their teams play for the first time this week or this weekend. For most programs, Sept. 2 serves as opening day. That includes Clemson, who will begin its title defense against Kent State at 2 p.m. ET. Here are some more high-profile matchups to gear up for in the opening week:
– Western Michigan @ USC, Saturday, Sept. 2, 5:15 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network
– Florida vs. Michigan (game will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas), Saturday, Sept. 2, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC
– Alabama vs. Florida State (game will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia), Saturday, Sept. 2, 8 p.m. ET, ABC
– LSU vs. BYU (game will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas), Saturday, Sept. 2, 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN
– West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech (game will be played at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland), Sunday, Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m. ET, ABC
– Texas A&M @ UCLA, Sunday, Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m. ET, FOX
For many of us here at Mossy Oak Properties Boley Real Estate we will be tuning in to watch the beloved Iowa Hawkeyes square off with the Wyoming Cowboys at 11am on Saturday. It has been 30 years since the Wyoming Cowboys and Iowa Hawkeyes played a football game against each other. That last time they played it was a one-point game (20-19) won by the Hawkeyes in the 1987 Holiday Bowl. Both Wyoming and Iowa start the 2017 season coming off eight-win seasons a year ago. Wyoming posted an 8-6 record in 2016 and Iowa ended the 2016 season 8-5. We will be cheering “Go Hawks” on Saturday! For a full Iowa Hawkeye Schedule you can find it on the college website here.
College GameDay will also kick off their 25th season on Saturday. This is ESPN’s popular college football preview show that jumps each week from college town to college town.
This week, there are two stops; first up, the “College GameDay” crew was in Bloomington, Indiana, for the first time, ahead of a special Thursday edition, where No. 2 Ohio State took on Indiana. From there, the ESPN team moves on to Atlanta, where they’ll set up at the International Plaza outside the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium, home of the NFL’s Atlanta Falcons and Atlanta United of MLS they will be covering the matchup of No. 1 Alabama vs. No. 3 Florida State.
5 Things To Prepare For College Football Season
- Have cold drinks on hand.
- Prepare an array of fun football appetizers.
- Locate and wear your favorite team apparel.
- Invite some friends to watch the game.
- Have some fun “tailgate” games to play.
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