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Mitchell Northam | NCAA.com | September 1, 2019

When does the 2019 college football season start?

Here's 5 FBS games to watch in week one

Since Clemson beat Alabama in January, we’ve all been wondering the same thing: When does the 2019 college football season start?

The wait is over. College football returned on Aug. 24.

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The first FBS game on Aug. 24 was Florida vs. Miami (Fla.) in Orlando. The No. 8 Gators, who finished 10-3 last year, topped the rival Hurricanes 24-20 in a back-and-forth affair.

Following that, we saw some Pac-12 vs. Mountain West action as Hawaii defeated Arizona 45-38. Rainbow Warriors wide receiver Cedric Byrd caught four touchdowns in addition to racking up a career-high 14 catches and 224 yards.

But "Week 0" really began with FCS games earlier on Aug. 24. College football season officially started when Villanova topped Colgate 34-14 and Youngstown State ran past Samford 45-22.

Week 1 of the college football season features games Thursday through Monday, Aug. 29-Sept. 2.

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Here’s a look at some notable Week 1 matchups.

Thursday, Aug. 29

Friday, Aug. 30

Saturday, Aug. 31

Sunday, Sept. 1

  • Houston at Oklahoma, 7:30 p.m. EST, ABC | Box score

Monday, Sept. 2

  • Notre Dame at Louisville, 8 p,m. EST, ESPN | Box score

 

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