Are you anxious for the 2018 college football season to start? Yes, we all seem to be going through withdrawals this time of year. But hang in there, enjoy the summer and don’t fret! The football season will be here before you know it.
College Football Season
There are 4 games on Saturday, August 25th, which is more or less an appetizer to the season. There will be no power-five conference teams in action, and there will not be any significant matchups to take note of.
However, as we discussed in The Perpetual Hope of College Football, we will all be happy to see college football on our televisions!
Saturday’s Games- August 25th
Prairie View A&M at Rice
Duquesne at UMASS
Wyoming at New Mexico State
Hawaii at Colorado State
When Does College Football Season Start
There will be 10 games on Thursday, August 30th and 7 games on Friday, August 31st. The most notable game on Thursday is a Big Ten Conference matchup between Northwestern and Purdue.
This will be a very important game for each team. Northwestern is coming off a very impressive 7-2 conference record (2nd in the Big Ten West), and a 10-3 overall record.
Purdue will be trying to gain momentum under second year coach Jeff Brohm, after finishing 4-5 in the conference and 7-6 overall, including a 38-35 win over Arizona in the Foster Farms Bowl.
Friday’s line-up should be interesting as 6 of the 7 games will feature a team from a power-five conference. The list includes: Colorado, Stanford, Duke, Syracuse, Michigan State and Wisconsin.
College Football Season 2018
And then the season really gets cranking on Saturday, September 1st with a full slate of games!
The following games will be interesting, and hopefully entertaining, either because of the matchup or the story-line:
Oregon State at Ohio State
Cincinnati at UCLA
Ole Miss vs. Texas Tech
Tennessee vs. West Virginia
Texas at Maryland
Florida Atlantic at Oklahoma
Louisville vs. Alabama
Games that should be really exciting to watch!
Auburn vs. Washington (Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA)
Michigan at Notre Dame
More from the College Football Season Start
Sunday, September 2nd
Miami vs. LSU (AT&T Stadium in Dallas, TX)
Monday, September 3rd
Virginia Tech at Florida State
What a weekend this is going to be!