NCAA Football Schedule tonight- Start time, Stream Guide, how to watch, Friday Games Preview

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While college football is normally known for Saturday afternoon games, the NCAA college football season officially kicks off tonight with 16 games all over the country. It all starts with the Temple Owls visiting the Rutgers Scarlet Knights to kickoff the 2021 college football campaign.

There are several marquee matchup games and some games to keep an eye on in case of any early-season surprises. Here are a few of the things we’ll be watching in tonight’s week one matchups.

College football Schedule Today

A quick look at Thursday Night College Football Season 2021-22, Week 01 Schedule and College Football Live Stream/TV Channels link.

South Dakota vs Kansas at 8 p.m.on ESPN+
Michigan State at Northwestern at 9 p.m. on ESPN
Northern Colorado at Colorado at 9 p.m. on Pac-12 Network
South Dakota State at Colorado State at 9 p.m. on FS1

How to watch College Football Live Stream on TV

Ten games involving at least one top 25 team will be broadcast on national TV in Week 1, with games appearing on Fox, ESPN, ABC and ESPNU, ESPN+ Live streaming options include the ESPN app,, ESPN+ or many others networks.

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Friday Night College Football Match Up

The bar for Leipoldand this season is actually pretty low, but he comes in following three straight winning seasons at Buffalo in the MAC. Kansas, on the other hand, finished last season 0-9, and haven’t had a winning season since 2007, burning through six coaches in that time.

Almost more than the game itself, Jayhawks fans can’t wait to hear who will be playing quarterback for the team this year. It will either be senior Miles Kendrick, sophomore Jalon Daniels, or Jason Bean, a redshirt junior transfer. Reports are that the decision may not be made public until kickoff. South Dakota State looks to be ready either way, coming off of an appearance in the FCS National Championship Game last spring.

Michigan State vs Northwestern Football

Northwestern had a strong 2020 campaign that saw them rise from a 3-9 record in 2019 to playing in the Big 10 Conference Championship Game last year. Peyton Ramsey was a convenient transfer for last season at quarterback, providing a gap year for former Clemson transfer Hunter Johnson to settle in after a tumultuous sophomore season. Now a senior, Johnson is once again the starter and takes over an unranked team that finished last season at No.14 in the Polls.

Game Info

When: 9 p.m. Friday.

Where: Ryan Field in Evanston, Illinois

TV/radio: ESPN, WJR-AM (760).

Line: Click here to watch

Facing Northwestern on Friday is Michigan State, who had been down the last few years of Mark Dantonio’s tenure with the program, and posted a 2-5 record under Mel Tucker in his first season with the team in 2020. As of Wednesday evening, however, Tucker hasn’t named his starting quarterback for the Friday contest, though reports are that it is to be either Anthony Russo or Payton Thorne. A true sophomore, Thorne may have the advantage to start, but the question will for sure be answered on Friday at the latest.



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