After a long & dark summer (yes, any season without football is considered dark, regardless of the weather), the return of football, albeit of the college variety, is HERE.
The season kicked off in earnest on Thursday with UCF (the national champs!) crushing UConn, Northwestern edging Purdue, and Oklahoma St. and Texas A&M cruising to victories.
While there are a couple more games on Friday, Saturday is when the party really starts with a full slate of tasty college ball waiting in the wings.
But given that nearly every college team kicks off this weekend, there are unfortunately more average games than great games. Don’t worry, that’s where we come in.
Don’t feel like diving deep into ESPN to find all the best games to watch this weekend? We got you covered. Here are all the biggest and best games being played across all the major sports this weekend:
Syracuse (-5) @ Western Michigan, CBS Sports Network, 6:00 p.m. EST
Colorado (-7) vs Colorado State @ Sports Authority Field, CBS Sports Network, 9:30 p.m. EST
#6 Washington (+2.5) vs #9 Auburn @ Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 3:30 p.m. EST, ABC
#17 West Virginia (-9) vs Tennessee @ Bank of America Stadium, 3:30 p.m. EST, CBS
UNC (+7.5) @ University of California, 4 p.m. EST, FOX
#14 Michigan (+1) @ #12 Notre Dame, 7:30 p.m. EST, NBC
Louisville (+24) vs #1 Alabama @ Camping World Stadium, 8 p.m. EST, ESPN
#8 Miami (-3.5) vs #25 LSU @ AT&T Stadium, 7:30 p.m. EST, ABC
#20 Virginia Tech (+7) @ #19 Florida State, 8 p.m. EST, ESPN
Chicago Cubs (+1.5) @ Philadelphia Phillies, 7:05 p.m. EST, NBC Sports+
Milwaukee Brewers (+1.5) @ Washington Nationals, 7:05 p.m. EST, FSWI
Seattle Mariners (+1.5) @ Oakland Athletics, 10:05 p.m. EST, NSCA
Liverpool (-1, -1.5) @ Leicester City @ King Power Stadium , 7:30 a.m. EST, NBCSN
Tottenham Hotspur (-1) @ Watford, 11 a.m. EST, NBC Sports Gold
Manchester United (-.5, -1) @ Burnley, 11 a.m. EST, NBC Sports
Monaco (PK) @ Marseille, 3:00 p.m. EST