Your Guide to the 2018 College Football Opening Weekend

It’s similar to Christmas Eve… the night before College Football begins. The anticipation of Corso’s headgear choices, the possibility of absolutely anything, and the disappearing withdrawals set into place back in January following one of the best Championship games we’ve seen in the playoff era. Speaking of the playoff era, the committees emphasis on a team’s non-conference schedule has allowed opening weekend to become the ultimate slate of games, cross power 5 conference match-ups and the possibility of chaos on day 1.

As you prepare over the next two weeks for the return of football, here’s a look at a few of the Week 1 games that are worth the trip.

UConn v. #23. UCF – 6:30 PM in East Hartford, Connecticut at Rentschler Field 

Purdue v. Northwestern – 7:00 PM in West Lafayette, Indiana at Ross-Ade Stadium 


Duke v. Army – 6:00 PM in Durham, North Carolina at Wallace Wade Stadium 

#7. Wisconsin v. Western Kentucky – 8:00 PM in Madison, Wisconsin at Camp Randall Stadium 


Texas Tech v. Ole Miss  – 12:00 PM in Houston, Texas at NRG Stadium 

FAU v. #5. Oklahoma – 12:00 PM in Norman, Oklahoma at Gaylor Memorial Stadium 

#10. Auburn v. #6. Washington – 3:30 PM in Atlanta, Georgia at Mercedes-Benz Stadium

Tennessee v. #20. West Virginia – 3:30 PM – Charlotte, North Carolina at Bank of America Stadium 

#11 Notre Dame v. #14 Michigan – 7:30 PM – South Bend, Indiana at Notre Dame Stadium 

#1 Alabama v. Louisville – 8:00 PM in Orlando, Florida at Camping World Stadium 

#24 LSU v. #8 Miami – 7:30 PM in Arlington, Texas at AT&T Stadium 

#19 Florida State v. #17 Virginia Tech – 8:00 PM in Tallahassee, Florida at Doak Campbell Stadium