Week 1 college football odds are on the board at top online sportsbooks. A number of high profile games take place in Week 1, including Alabama vs. Miami, Georgia vs. Clemson, Notre Dame at Florida State and Mississippi at Louisville.
Week 1 college football odds are on the board at top online sportsbooks. The 2021 college football season begins on Saturday, August 28th with a short schedule, but there are still nationally televised games on the slate, including Nebraska at Illinois on FOX. The official Week 1 college football schedule actually stretches more than two weeks, as it runs from Saturday, August 28 through Monday, September 6. A number of high profile games take place in Week 1, including Alabama vs. Miami, Georgia vs. Clemson, Notre Dame at Florida State and Mississippi at Louisville. Let’s look at those games and the full Week 1 college football schedule.
Saturday, August 28
Nebraska -9.5 at Illinois, 1 p.m. FOX
The first game on the college football schedule for 2021 has Nebraska visiting Illinois. The Cornhuskers have done very little under head coach Scott Frost and if Nebraska fails to make a bowl game, then this could be the last season for Frost. The Illini have a new head coach in Bret Bielema who will need some time to rebuild things after he was left with very little to work with.
UConn at Fresno State, 2 p.m. CBSSN
Hawaii at UCLA, 3:30 p.m. ESPN
Southern Utah at San Jose State, 10 p.m. CBSSN
UTEP at New Mexico State
Wednesday, September 1
UAB vs. Jacksonville State, 7:30 p.m. ESPN
Thursday, September 2
Temple at Rutgers, 6:30 p.m. BTN
Boise State at UCF , 7 p.m. ESPN
Long Island University at Florida International, 7 p.m. ESPN3
Wagner at Buffalo, 7 p.m. ESPN3
The Citadel at Coastal Carolina, 7 p.m. ESPN+
Western Illinois at Ball State, 7 p.m. ESPN+
South Florida at NC State, 7:30 p.m. ACCN
East Carolina at Appalachian State, 7:30 p.m. ESPNU
UC Davis at Tulsa. 7:30 p.m. ESPN+
Ohio State at Minnesota, 8 p.m. FOX
Bowling Green at Tennessee, 8 p.m. SECN
UT Martin at Western Kentucky, 8 p.m. ESPN+
Houston Baptist at New Mexico, 8 p.m.
Eastern Washington at UNLV 10 p.m.
Southern Utah at Arizona State, 10:30 p.m. P12N
Weber State at Utah
Friday, September 3
North Carolina at Virginia Tech, 6 p.m. ESPN
Duke at Charlotte, 7 p.m. CBSSN
Old Dominion at Wake Forest, 7 p.m. ACCN
St. Francis (PA) at Eastern Michigan, 7 p.m. ESPN3
South Dakota at Kansas, 8 p.m. ESPN+
Michigan State at Northwestern -6.5, 9 p.m. ESPN
South Dakota State at Colorado State, 9 p.m. FS1
Northern Colorado at Colorado, 9 p.m. P12N
Saturday, September 4
Oklahoma at Tulane, 12 p.m. ABC
Penn State at Wisconsin -3.5, 12 p.m. FOX
Western Michigan at Michigan -17.5, 12 p.m. ESPN
Stanford vs. Kansas State, 12 p.m. FS1
Army at Georgia State, 12 p.m. ESPNU
Colgate at Boston College, 12 p.m. ACCN
Holy Cross at UConn, 12 p.m. CBSSN
UL Monroe at Kentucky, 12 p.m. SECN
Fordham at Nebraska, 12 p.m. BTN
Fresno State at Oregon, 2 p.m. P12N
Rice at Arkansas, 2 p.m. ESPN+
Lafayette at Air Force, 2 p.m.
Alabama -17.5 vs. Miami, 3:30 p.m. ABC
The Alabama Crimson Tide continue to reload and they begin the season as the top team in the country. They are heavily favored in their season opener against a Miami team that has a lot of talent on both sides of the ball. The Hurricanes are led by quarterback D’Eriq King and he will need to put up a lot of points to keep up with an explosive Alabama offense.
West Virginia at Maryland, 3:30 p.m. ESPN
Indiana at Iowa, 3:30 p.m. BTN
Marshall at Navy, 3:30 p.m. CBSSN
Miami (OH) at Cincinnati , 3:30 p.m. ESPN+
Northern Iowa at Iowa State, 3:30 p.m. ESPN+
Central Michigan at Missouri, 4 p.m. SECN
Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State, 4 p.m. ESPNU
UMass at Pittsburgh, 4 p.m. ACCN
Montana State at Wyoming, 4 p.m.
Louisiana at Texas, 4:30 p.m. FOX
San Jose State at USC, 5 p.m. P12N
Campbell at Liberty, 6 p.m. ESPN3
Gardner-Webb at Georgia Southern, 6 p.m. ESPN3
Texas Tech vs. Houston, 7 p.m. ESPN
Oregon State at Purdue, 7 p.m. FS1
Abilene Christian at SMU, 7 p.m. ESPN+
Akron at Auburn, 7 p.m. ESPN+
Baylor at Texas State, 7 p.m. ESPN+
Central Arkansas at Arkansas State, 7 p.m. ESPN3
Eastern Illinois at South Carolina, 7 p.m. ESPN+
Missouri State at Oklahoma State, 7 p.m. ESPN+
Monmouth at Middle Tennessee, 7 p.m. ESPN3
Nicholls at Memphis, 7 p.m. ESPN+
Norfolk State at Toledo, 7 p.m. ESPN3
Southern at Troy, 7 p.m. ESPN3
Syracuse at Ohio, 7 p.m. CBSSN
Georgia vs. Clemson -4, 7:30 p.m. ABC
The biggest game in Week 1 college football odds has Clemson favored against Georgia. These teams begin the season ranked in the Top 10 and each team is hoping for a national title. The Bulldogs feature quarterback J.T. Daniels and a stout defense, while the Tigers have quarterback D.J. Uiagalelei and perhaps the best defensive line in college football.
Florida Atlantic at Florida, 7:30 p.m. SECN
Northern Illinois at Georgia Tech, 7:30 p.m. ACCN
UTSA at Illinois, 7:30 p.m. BTN
Northwestern State at North Texas, 7:30 p.m. ESPN3
William & Mary at Virginia, 7:30 p.m. ESPN3
Kent State at Texas A&M, 8 p.m. ESPNU
Montana at Washington, 8 p.m. P12N
Duquesne at TCU, 8 p.m. ESPN+
East Tennessee State at Vanderbilt, 8 p.m. ESPN+
Southern Mississippi at South Alabama, 8 p.m. ESPN+
LSU at UCLA, 8:30 p.m. FOX
Bethune-Cookman at UTEP, 9 p.m. ESPN3
BYU vs. Arizona, 10:30 p.m. ESPN
Nevada at California, 10:30 p.m. FS1
New Mexico State at San Diego State, 10:30 p.m. CBSSN
Utah State at Washington State, 11 p.m. P12N
Portland State at Hawaii 12 a.m.
Sunday, September 5
Notre Dame -9.5 at Florida State, 7:30 p.m. ABC
The Fighting Irish will have a new quarterback as Ian Book is gone, but the Fighting Irish are a national power and they just reload. The Seminoles are still in the rebuilding process under Mike Norvell, but more is expected in his second year.
Monday, September 6
Ole Miss -7.5 at Louisville, 8 p.m. ESPN
The Rebels will score a lot of points under Lane Kiffin, but they don’t figure to play much defense. The Cardinals were a flop last season, so they need a good showing this year to quiet the critics of head coach Scott Satterfield.
Check out the latest Week 1 college football odds at top online sportsbooks.