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College Football Saturday: #6 Washington Faces #9 Auburn

Pac-12 pride will be on the line when the Huskies face the Tigers in the Chik-Fil-A Kickoff Game this afternoon.

NCAA Football: Fiesta Bowl-Penn State vs Washington
Jake Browning will look to lead the Huskies to victory over Auburn in Atlanta today.
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Are you ready for some football? You better be because there are 65 games on today’s schedule.

The first real Saturday of the college football season begins today with the Oregon State Beavers travelling to Columbus, Ohio to face the #5 Ohio State Buckeyes, who will be without head coach Urban Meyer for today’s game. The Beavers and the Buckeyes kick off at 9 am on ABC.

Also at 9 am, Lane Kiffin’s Florida Atlantic Owls visit the #7 Oklahoma Sooners on Fox. It’s possible that the Owls could upset the Sooners as FAU is supposed to be a pretty talented team this year and teams that lose a Heisman winner typically have a down year after the Heisman winner leaves, according to Fox Sports’ Joel Klatt.

But the game of the day has got to be the game between the #6 Washington Huskies and the #9 Auburn Tigers at 12:30 pm on ABC. While technically a “neutral site” game, Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta is just 109 miles away from Auburn’s campus. That’s a shorter distance than going from Auburn to Tuscaloosa to play the Crimson Tide. So, look for Auburn fans to turn this into a home game for the Tigers. This is a huge game for Washington and the Pac-12, though, after failing to have a team in College Football Playoff last season.

Here’s today’s full slate of games.

College Football Saturday, September 1, 2018

Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Oregon State at #5 Ohio State 9:00 AM ABC
Florida Atlantic at #7 Oklahoma 9:00 AM FOX
Southern at #16 TCU 9:00 AM FSN
#23 Texas vs Maryland 9:00 AM FS1
Kent State at Illinois 9:00 AM BTN
Texas State at Rutgers 9:00 AM BTN
Coastal Carolina at South Carolina 9:00 AM SEC Network
Ole Miss vs Texas Tech 9:00 AM ESPN
James Madison at NC State 9:00 AM ESPNU
Villanova at Temple 9:00 AM ESPNews
Houston at Rice 9:00 AM CBSSN
Furman at #2 Clemson 9:20 AM ACC Network
Alcorn State at Georgia Tech 9:30 AM ACC Network
UMass at Boston College 10:00 AM ACC Network
Stony Brook at Air Force 11:00 AM None Facebook
Howard at Ohio 11:00 AM ESPN+ ESPN+
Austin Peay at #3 Georgia 12:30 PM ESPN
#6 Washington vs #9 Auburn 12:30 PM ABC
Appalachian State at #10 Penn State 12:30 PM BTN
Tennessee vs #17 West Virginia 12:30 PM CBS
Albany at Pittsburgh 12:30 PM ACC Network
Marshall at Miami (OH) 12:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Central Michigan at Kentucky 12:30 PM ESPNU
Northern Illinois at Iowa 12:30 PM BTN
Washington State at Wyoming 12:30 PM CBSSN
UNLV at #15 USC 1:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
North Carolina at California 1:00 PM FOX
UT Martin at Missouri 1:00 PM SEC Network
Eastern Illinois at Arkansas 1:00 PM SEC Network
#22 Boise State at Troy 3:00 PM ESPNews
Old Dominion at Liberty 3:00 PM None
Fordham at Charlotte 3:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
North Carolina A&T at East Carolina 3:00 PM None
Elon at South Florida 3:00 PM None
Richmond at Virginia 3:00 PM ACC Network
Delaware State at Buffalo 3:00 PM None
South Carolina State at Georgia Southern 3:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Grambling at Louisiana 4:00 PM None
VMI at Toledo 4:00 PM None
Southeast Missouri State at Arkansas State 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Mercer at Memphis 4:00 PM None
Central Arkansas at Tulsa 4:00 PM None
Louisiana Tech at South Alabama 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Jackson State at Southern Mississippi 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Cincinnati at UCLA 4:00 PM ESPN
Indiana at Florida Intl 4:00 PM CBSSN
Nicholls at Kansas 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
South Dakota at Kansas State 4:00 PM None
#14 Michigan at #12 Notre Dame 4:30 PM NBC
Stephen F. Austin at #18 Mississippi State 4:30 PM ESPNU
Charleston Southern at Florida 4:30 PM SEC Network
Middle Tennessee at Vanderbilt 4:30 PM SEC Network
SMU at North Texas 4:30 PM Stadium TV
Northern Arizona at UTEP 4:30 PM None
Louisville at #1 Alabama 5:00 PM ABC
Bowling Green at #24 Oregon 5:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Akron at Nebraska 5:00 PM FOX
Abilene Christian at Baylor 5:00 PM FSN
South Dakota State at Iowa State 5:00 PM None
Incarnate Word at New Mexico 5:00 PM None
Idaho at Fresno State 7:00 PM None Facebook
UTSA at Arizona State 7:30 PM FS1
BYU at Arizona 7:45 PM ESPN
Navy at Hawai'i 8:00 PM CBSSN

What games are you watching today? Join your fellow Bruin fans discussing all of today’s action in the comments below while you’re waiting for the UCLA game to kickoff.

This is your College Football Saturday open thread.

Go Bruins!!