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College Football Thursday: #1 Clemson Opens Against Georgia Tech

The UCLA Bruins game against Cincinnati isn’t the only game being played tonight.

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Dabo Sweeney and the Clemson Tigers begin their national title defense against the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets.
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Happy College Football!

The 2019 season starts in earnest with sixteen games tonight. Of the sixteen games being played tonight, the UCLA Bruins game against the Cincinnati Bearcats may be the most compelling game to watch. With that said, let’s take a look at some of tonight’s other games.

Besides the Bruins, the second-most compelling game is probably the game between the #1 Clemson Tigers and the unranked Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets. On one hand, that’s due to the fact that most of your Power Five schools playing tonight are facing some rather weak opposition. So, this game deserves to be watched just in return for the game being a matchup between a pair of ACC schools.

Another really interesting game being played tonight is between the South Dakota State and Minnesota. This one pits FCS Champ South Dakota State against the Golden Gophers.

Finally, there are two other Pac-12 schools in action tonight. The Arizona State Sun Devils host Kent State on Pac-12 Networks at 7 pm while the #14 Utah Utes visit the BYU Cougars in the Holy War rivalry game at 7:15 pm on ESPN following the conclusion of tonight’s Bruins game.

Here’s the full slate of games being played tonight:

College Football Thursday, August 30, 2019

Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
Matchup Time (PT) TV Streaming
UCLA at Cincinnati 4:00 PM ESPN
Wagner at UConn 4:00 PM ESPN3
Albany at Central Michigan 4:00 PM ESPN3
Morgan State at Bowling Green 4:00 PM ESPN3
Robert Morris at Buffalo 4:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Florida A&M at #17 UCF 4:30 PM CBSSN
Central Arkansas at Western Kentucky 4:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Gardner-Webb at Charlotte 4:30 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Georgia Tech at #1 Clemson 5:00 PM ACC Network
Florida International at Tulane 5:00 PM ESPN3
Alabama State at UAB 5:00 PM ESPN+ ESPN+
Texas State at #12 Texas A&M 5:30 PM SEC Network
South Dakota State at Minnesota 6:00 PM FS1
Kent State at Arizona State 7:00 PM Pac-12 Networks
Northern Colorado at San Jose State 7:00 PM None None
#14 Utah at BYU 7:15 PM ESPN

What do you think about these or any other of today’s college football games? Let us know in the comments below.

Go Bruins!