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NCAA.com | September 1, 2016

Recap the opening Thursday of action

  No. 9 Tennessee is one of two ranked teams in action Thursday night.

College football may have already started last weekend with Cal and Hawaii in Sydney Australia, but Thursday night presents the first full slate of primetime games that unofficially kick off college football season.

Two top 25 teams highlight Thursday's 19 total FBS games. No. 19 Louisville hosts Charlotte at 7 p.m. ET while No. 9 Tennessee welcomes Appalachian State at 7:30.

Follow the sights and sounds of all 19 games with the live blog below:

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