Week 1 College Football Odds

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PUBLISHED: Tuesday, June 29th, 2021
LAST UPDATE: 01:08 pm, Tue, June 29, 2021

Week 1 College Football Odds
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.