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College Football Open Thread

Week one rolls on with a strong schedule to showcase some of the best talents that will be available in the 2015 NFL Draft.

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College football is risen. For those of you who appreciate the word, Spencer Hall is, for my money, the best provider of it. Luckily, he happens to provide it almost exclusively on sports. His piece on the return of college football is probably the best thing you'll read all year.

My watchlist for week one has a handful of Saturday games detailed out to give you all the NFL Draft prospects in action in those games. With the quality of today's schedule, there's plenty to see.

As per usual, the first set of games isn't all that spectacular. I'll be taking in #7 UCLA at Virginia to get an early look at the Bruins. If you're elsewhere, let us know what you're seeing.

The second group of games offers you a choice between #2 Alabama vs. West Virginia or Arkansas at #6 Auburn. I'm going with the former, but I can't begrudge you for a solid SEC battle.

#16 Clemson at #12 Georgia drops at 5:30 ET, and there's just too much NFL talent to ignore. You've got perhaps the best pure pass rusher in Clemson OLB Vic Beasley and maybe the nation's best running back in Georgia's Todd Gurley. That's a recipe for fun.

That game clears out the way for the prime action until 7:30 with Fresno St. heading to #15 USC. I left that off the watchlist in favor of better Pac-12 action later on in the season, but I've got the returning national champions on there as #1 Florida St. takes on Oklahoma St. in Jerryworld. Assuming Florida St. romps, which is a solid bet, the 9pm game featuring #14 Wisconsin against #13 LSU is top billing. The Tigers have had 18 underclassmen declare in just the last two years, so you can't bet on being able to catch a bunch of those guys next year as seniors. LSU's offensive line might have three first rounders on it...and yet they might not even be the best offensive line in this game. NFL Draft porn this one.

The PacPM games aren't great, but you get looks at #3 Oregon and #25 Washington.

And we'll keep this thread up for tomorrow with Utah St. at Tennessee and SMU at #10 Baylor. Miami at Louisville comes on Monday to boot.

NFL talent on Sunday and Monday nights and they're not NFL games?

It's week one. Weird is the norm.

Time Road team Home team TV Streaming
8:30 a.m. (Dublin, Ireland) UCF Penn State ESPN 2 WatchESPN
Noon Youngstown State Illinois Big Ten Network BTN2GO
Noon Indiana State Indiana ESPNews WatchESPN
Noon Northern Iowa Iowa Big Ten Network BTN2GO
Noon North Dakota State Iowa State FS1 Fox Sports GO
Noon UT Martin Kentucky SEC Network WatchESPN
Noon Appalachian State Michigan ESPN 2 WatchESPN
Noon (Baltimore, MD) No. 5 Ohio State Navy CBSSN
Noon Delaware Pittsburgh WatchESPN
Noon Western Michigan Purdue ESPN U WatchESPN
Noon Troy UAB FCS
Noon No. 7 UCLA Virginia ESPN WatchESPN
12:30 p.m. Wofford Georgia Tech RSN WatchESPN
12:30 p.m. Georgia Southern NC State ACC Network WatchESPN
2 p.m. Nicholls Air Force WatchESPN
2 p.m. Colgate Ball State WatchESPN
3 p.m. Boston College UMass WatchESPN
3 p.m. Southern Utah Nevada NevadaWolfPack.TV
3:30 p.m. (Atlanta, GA) West Virginia No. 2 Alabama ESPN 2 WatchESPN
3:30 p.m. Duquesne Buffalo WatchESPN
3:30 p.m. James Madison Maryland Big Ten Network BTN2GO
3:30 p.m. Marshall Miami (Ohio) WatchESPN
3:30 p.m. South Dakota State No. 24 Missouri ESPN U WatchESPN
3:30 p.m. Florida Atlantic No. 22 Nebraska Big Ten Network BTN2GO
3:30 p.m. California Northwestern ABC or ESPN2 WatchESPN
3:30 p.m. Rice No. 17 Notre Dame NBC
3:30 p.m. Hampton Old Dominion MyTVZ 33
4 p.m. Arkansas No. 6 Auburn SEC Network WatchESPN
4 p.m. Portland State Oregon State Pac-12 Network
4 p.m. UC Davis No. 11 Stanford Pac-12 Network
4 p.m. William & Mary Virginia Tech ESPNews WatchESPN
4 p.m. Montana Wyoming ROOT Sports
5:30 p.m. No. 16 Clemson No. 12 Georgia ESPN WatchESPN
6 p.m. Elon Duke WatchESPN
6 p.m. Morgan State Eastern Michigan WatchESPN
6 p.m. Ohio Kent State WatchESPN
6 p.m. Liberty No. 23 North Carolina WatchESPN
7 p.m. Montana State Arkansas State WatchESPN
7 p.m. Bethune-Cookman FIU American Sports Network
7 p.m. Idaho Florida ESPN U WatchESPN
7 p.m. Southern Louisiana WatchESPN
7 p.m. Austin Peay Memphis WatchESPN
7 p.m. Savannah State Middle Tennessee
7 p.m. Louisiana Tech No. 4 Oklahoma FSN-OK (PPV)
7 p.m. Northern Arizona San Diego State CBSSN
7 p.m. Western Carolina USF WatchESPN
7 p.m. Samford TCU FSN Fox Sports GO
7 p.m. Arkansas-Pine Bluff Texas State WatchESPN
7 p.m. Central Arkansas Texas Tech FSN Fox Sports GO
7 p.m. New Hampshire Toledo WatchESPN
7:10 p.m. Stephen F. Austin No. 20 Kansas State K-StateHD.TV
7:30 p.m. Southern Miss Mississippi State SEC Network WatchESPN
7:30 p.m. Fresno State No. 15 USC FOX Fox Sports GO
8 p.m. NC Central East Carolina ESPNews WatchESPN
8 p.m. (Arlington, TX) Oklahoma State No. 1 Florida State ABC WatchESPN
8 p.m. UTEP New Mexico Mountain West Network
8 p.m. North Texas Texas Longhorn Network WatchESPN
9 p.m. (Houston, TX) No. 14 Wisconsin No. 13 LSU ESPN WatchESPN
10:30 p.m. No. 25 Washington Hawaii CBSSN
10:30 p.m. South Dakota No. 3 Oregon Pac-12 Network
UCLA at Virginia (ESPN, 12:00pm)
Brett Hundley QB RS Jr. UCLA 1st-2nd
Ellis McCarthy DT Jr. UCLA 1st-2nd
Eric Kendricks ILB RS Sr. UCLA 2nd
Malcolm Bunche OL RS Sr. UCLA 3rd-5th
Jake Brendel C RS Jr. UCLA 3rd-5th
Owamagbe Odighizuwa 3-4 DE RS Sr. UCLA 4th-6th
Anthony Jefferson SS RS Sr. UCLA 5th-UD
Fabian Moreau CB Jr. UCLA 5th-UD
Anthony Harris SS Sr. Virginia 1st-3rd
Kevin Parks RB RS Sr. Virginia 4th-6th
Demetrious Nicholson CB Sr. Virginia 6th-UD
DreQuan Hoskey CB RS Sr. Virginia 7th-UD
Daquan Romero OLB Sr. Virginia 7th-UD
West Virginia at Alabama* (ABC/ESPN2, 3:30pm)
Karl Joseph FS Jr. West Virginia 2nd-3rd
Rushel Shell RB RS Soph. West Virginia 4th-7th
Dreamius Smith RB Sr. West Virginia 6th-UD
Mark Glowinski G RS Sr. West Virginia 6th-UD
Adam Pankey OT RS Soph. West Virginia 6th-UD
Quinton Spain G RS Sr. West Virginia 7th-UD
Kevin White WR Sr. West Virginia 7th-UD
Landon Collins SS Jr. Alabama 1st
Amari Cooper WR Jr. Alabama 1st
T.J. Yeldon RB Jr. Alabama 1st-3rd
Arie Kouandjio OL RS Sr. Alabama 2nd-3rd
Trey DePriest ILB Sr. Alabama 3rd-5th
Brandon Ivory DT RS Sr. Alabama 4th-6th
Austin Shepherd RT RS Sr. Alabama 4th-6th
Jason Fowler FB RS Sr. Alabama 5th-7th
Christion Jones WR Sr. Alabama 6th-UD
Ryan Kelly C RS Jr. Alabama 6th-UD
DeAndrew White WR RS Sr. Alabama 7th-UD
Clemson at Georgia (ESPN, 5:30pm)
Vic Beasley OLB RS Sr. Clemson 1st
Grady Jarrett DT Sr. Clemson 2nd-4th
Travis Blanks SS Jr. Clemson 2nd-4th
Stephone Anthony ILB Sr. Clemson 4th-5th
Corey Crawford DE RS Sr. Clemson 4th-6th
Charone Peake WR RS Jr. Clemson 4th-6th
Stanton Seckinger TE RS Jr. Clemson 5th-7th
Ryan Norton C RS Jr. Clemson 6th-UD
D.J. Reader DT Jr. Clemson 6th-UD
Todd Gurley RB Jr. Georgia 1st-2nd
Jordan Jenkins OLB Jr. Georgia 2nd-3rd
Ramik Wilson ILB Sr. Georgia 3rd-5th
Malcolm Mitchell WR RS Jr. Georgia 3rd-UD
John Theus OT Jr. Georgia 4th-6th
Marshall Morgan K Jr. Georgia 5th-7th
Ray Drew DE Sr. Georgia 5th-7th
Damian Swann CB Sr. Georgia 5th-UD
David Andrews C Sr. Georgia 6th-UD
Michael Bennett WR RS Sr. Georgia 6th-UD
Chris Mayes DT RS Jr. Georgia 6th-UD
Florida St. at Oklahoma St.* (ABC, 8:00pm)
Jameis Winston QB RS Soph. Florida St. 1st
Cameron Erving OT RS Sr. Florida St. 1st
P.J. Williams CB Jr. Florida St. 1st-2nd
Mario Edwards, Jr. DE Jr. Florida St. 1st-2nd
Ronald Darby CB Jr. Florida St. 2nd
Josue Matias G Sr. Florida St. 2nd
Rashad Greene WR Sr. Florida St. 2nd-4th
Tre' Jackson G Sr. Florida St. 3rd-4th
Nick O'Leary TE Sr. Florida St. 3rd-4th
Karlos Williams RB Sr. Florida St. 3rd-5th
Terrance Smith LB RS Jr. Florida St. 3rd-5th
Tyler Hunter SS Sr. Florida St. 4th-7th
Eddie Goldman DT Jr. Florida St. 5th-7th
James Castelman DT Sr. Oklahoma St. 4th-7th
Emmanuel Ogbah DE RS Soph. Oklahoma St. 5th-7th
Kevin Peterson CB Jr. Oklahoma St. 5th-UD
Jimmy Bean DE RS Jr. Oklahoma St. 6th-UD
Wisconsin at LSU (ESPN, 9:00pm)
Melvin Gordon RB RS Jr. Wisconsin 1st-2nd
Warren Herring DT RS Sr. Wisconsin 2nd-4th
Rob Havenstein RT RS Sr. Wisconsin 2nd-5th
Tyler Marz OT RS Jr. Wisconsin 3rd-4th
Dan Voltz C RS Soph. Wisconsin 3rd-4th
Vince Biegel OLB RS Soph. Wisconsin 4th-6th
Dallas Lewallen OL RS Sr. Wisconsin 5th-7th
Michael Caputo SS RS Jr. Wisconsin 6th-UD
La'El Collins OL Sr. LSU 1st
Vadal Alexander OL Jr. LSU 1st
Jerald Hawkins OT RS Soph. LSU 2nd
Danielle Hunter DE Jr. LSU 3rd-5th
Jalen Collins CB RS Jr. LSU 4th-6th
Terrance Magee RB Sr. LSU 4th-7th
Jermauria Rasco DE Sr. LSU 5th-7th
Corey Thompson SS Jr. LSU 5th-7th
Ronald Martin FS Sr. LSU 6th-UD