Week One of the NCAA college football season is fast approaching. The first games will take place on Thursday. The defending national champion Georgia Bulldogs will face the 12th-ranked Oregon Ducks. Other games will feature top ranked teams like Alabama, Utah State, and Notre Dame. Other games are against FIU, Wake Forest, and VMI.
As the college football season draws nearer, you’ll want to know when the first games are. In most cases, the season starts in late August. There are also some all-star bowl games in the middle of February. To find out when college football starts in your area, check out the FB Schedules website.
The 2022 college football season is expected to kick off on Sept. 27. The season will begin with Week 0 which features a couple of “taster” games. For example, the first game of the 2022 season will feature St. Francis (PA) at a matchup against Akron. Another game will feature the newly-minted head coach of Akron, Joe Moorhead. Finally, two Big Ten conference rivals will square off in an all-Big Ten game.
Week 0 in college football dates back a few decades. In the 1983 Kickoff Classic, No. 1 Nebraska and No. 4 Penn State played in New Jersey. The game was won by Nebraska, which helped broadcast networks realize that Week 0 could boost ratings.