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September 3, 2009
College football Week 1 primer
Finally, football is back.
Revel in that for a minute (we'll pause while you gather your thoughts), then think about how not only is football back but that the first weekend has some great games.
There is some drama for the Georgia-Oklahoma State tilt as well. According to a UGASports.com story, it appears Bulldogs QB Joe Cox has been suffering from the flu. He is expected to play, but his health could be a concern.
Tulsa at Tulane, 8 p.m., ESPN
Central Arkansas at Hawaii, 1:05 a.m.
Akron at Penn State, noon, Big Ten Network
Minnesota at Syracuse, noon, ESPN2
Liberty at West Virginia, noon, Big East syndication/ESPN GamePlan
Appalachian State at East Carolina, noon, MASN
Western Kentucky at Tennessee, noon, SEC syndication/ESPN GamePlan
Kentucky vs. Miami University at Cincinnati, noon, ESPNU
Montana State at Michigan State, noon
Towson at Northwestern, noon, Big Ten Network
Navy at Ohio State, noon, ESPN
Toledo at Purdue, noon, Big Ten Network
Northern Iowa at Iowa, noon, Big Ten Network
Youngstown State at Pittsburgh, 1 p.m.
Jacksonville State at Georgia Tech, 1 p.m.
Nicholls State at Air Force, 2 p.m.
Northeastern at Boston College, 2 p.m.
Portland State at Oregon State, 2:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net Northwest
Weber State at Wyoming, 3 p.m.
Jackson State at Mississippi State, 3:30 p.m., ESPNU
Baylor at Wake Forest, 3:30 p.m., ABC regional/ESPN GamePlan
Western Michigan at Michigan, 3:30 p.m., ABC regional/ESPN2/ESPN GamePlan
Nevada at Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m., NBC
Georgia at Oklahoma State, 3:30 p.m., ABC regional/ESPN2/ESPN GamePlan
San Jose State at USC, 3:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net
Missouri vs. Illinois in St. Louis, 3:40 p.m., ESPN
Rice at UAB, 4 p.m., Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast
Southern Illinois at Marshall, 4:30 p.m.
Northwestern State (La.) at Houston, 5 p.m.
Middle Tennessee at Clemson, 6 p.m.
Stanford at Washington State, 6 p.m., Fox Sports Net Northwest
The Citadel at North Carolina, 6 p.m.
William & Mary at Virginia, 6 p.m.
Missouri State vs. Arkansas in Little Rock, Ark., 7 p.m., ESPN GamePlan
Louisiana Tech at Auburn, 7 p.m., ESPNU
Richmond at Duke, 7 p.m.
Charleston Southern at Florida, 7 p.m., Fox Sports South/Sun Sports/ESPN GamePlan
Southern U. at Louisiana-Lafayette, 7 p.m.
Wofford at USF, 7 p.m., ESPN GamePlan
Alcorn State at Southern Miss, 7 p.m.
Army at Eastern Michigan, 7 p.m.
Northern Colorado at Kansas, 7 p.m., Fox College Sports Central
Florida Atlantic at Nebraska, 7 p.m.
Connecticut at Ohio U., 7 p.m.
Northern Illinois at Wisconsin, 7 p.m., Big Ten Network
BYU vs. Oklahoma in Arlington, Texas, 7 p.m., ESPN
Louisiana-Monroe at Texas, 7 p.m.
New Mexico at Texas A&M, 7 p.m.
North Dakota at Texas Tech, 7 p.m.
Mississippi Valley at Arkansas State, 7 p.m.
Indiana State (0-1) at Louisville, 7:30 p.m., ESPN GamePlan
Samford at UCF, 7:30 p.m.
Western Carolina at Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m., CSS/ESPN GamePlan
San Diego State at UCLA, 7:30 p.m., Fox Sports West/Fox College Sports Atlantic
Alabama vs. Virginia Tech in Atlanta, 8 p.m., ABC
Stephen F. Austin at SMU, 8 p.m.
Idaho at New Mexico State, 8 p.m., ESPN GamePlan
Buffalo at UTEP, 9 p.m., CBS College Sports
Central Michigan at Arizona, 10 p.m.
Idaho State at Arizona State, 10 p.m., Fox Sports Arizona/Fox College Sports Pacific
Maryland at California, 10 p.m., ESPN2
UC Davis at Fresno State, 10 p.m.
Sacramento State at UNLV, 10 p.m.
LSU at Washington, 10:30 p.m., ESPN
Ole Miss at Memphis, 3:30 p.m., ESPN
Colorado State at Colorado, 7 p.m., Fox Sports Net
Cincinnati at Rutgers, 4 p.m., ESPN
Miami at Florida State, 8 p.m., ESPN
Mike Huguenin is the college sports editor for Rivals.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.