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Beth Maiman | NCAA.com | June 2, 2018

When does the 2017 season starts?

College Football Playoff Party Crashers for 2017

Well, the 2016 football season ended in a pretty thrilling way when Clemson defeated Alabama 35-31 in the College Football Playoff championship thanks to a last-second touchdown. In case you forgot — Clemson's quarterback DeShaun Watson found former walk-on wide receiver Hunter Renfrow in the end zone with time expiring to secure the victory for the Tigers. In case you want to relive the epic moment, check it out here. 

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The 2017 college football season is finally here. Week 1 action continues Saturday with a full slate of games.

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That includes Clemson, who will begin its title defense against Kent State at 2 p.m. ET. Here are some more high-profile matchups to gear up for in the opening week:

- Western Michigan @ USC, Saturday, Sept. 2, 5:15 p.m. ET, Pac-12 Network

- Florida vs. Michigan (game will be played at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas), Saturday, Sept. 2, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC

- Alabama vs. Florida State (game will be played at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia), Saturday, Sept. 2, 8 p.m. ET, ABC

- LSU vs. BYU (game will be played at NRG Stadium in Houston, Texas), Saturday, Sept. 2, 9:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

- West Virginia vs. Virginia Tech (game will be played at FedEx Field in Landover, Maryland), Sunday, Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m. ET, ABC

- Texas A&M @ UCLA, Sunday, Sept. 3, 7:30 p.m. ET, FOX 

And we will have some Monday night college football action in Week 1 as well, when Tennessee takes on Georgia Tech at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. That game will be the second this week to be played at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. 

Click here for the full slate of Week 1 games.

We'll be waiting for you, college football season.

 

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