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September 1, 2011
Huguenin's Primer: a pick for every game
Finally, the season that never seemed as if it would arrive has arrived.
After an offseason that wanted to make you take a shower three or four times a day, the season kicks off tonight - with, frankly, a bunch of cruddy games. But at least it's real football.
The action picks up Friday and the weekend ends Monday night with a good matchup in the ACC.
Murray State at Louisville, 6 p.m., ESPNU
North Texas at Florida International, 7 p.m.
Villanova at Temple, 7 p.m.
New Hampshire at Toledo, 7 p.m.
South Carolina State at Central Michigan, 7 p.m.
Western Carolina at Georgia Tech, 7:30 p.m.
North Carolina Central at Rutgers, 7:30 p.m.
UNLV at Wisconsin, 8 p.m., ESPN
Mississippi State at Memphis, 8 p.m., Fox Sports Net
Wake Forest at Syracuse, 8 p.m.
Montana State at Utah, 8 p.m.
Bowling Green at Idaho, 9 p.m., Altitude
Kentucky vs. Western Kentucky in Nashville, 9:15 p.m., ESPNU
UC Davis at Arizona State, 10 p.m., Fox Sports Arizona/Fox College Sports Pacific
Youngstown State at Michigan State, 7:30 p.m., Big Ten Network
TCU at Baylor, 8 p.m., ESPN
Northwestern at Boston College, noon, ESPNU
Miami of Ohio at Missouri, noon, Fox Sports Net
Akron at Ohio State, noon, ESPN
Utah State at Auburn, noon, ESPN2
Indiana State at Penn State, noon, Big Ten Network
Middle Tennessee at Purdue, noon, Big Ten Network
Tennessee Tech at Iowa, noon, Big Ten Network
Fordham at Connecticut, noon
Kent State at Alabama, 12:20 p.m., SEC syndication/Altitude/MSG network/Comcast SportsNet California/ESPN GamePlan
Appalachian State at Virginia Tech, 12:30 p.m., ACC syndication/ESPN GamePlan
Southeastern Louisiana at Tulane, 1:30 p.m.
South Dakota at Air Force, 2 p.m., The Mtn.
UCLA at Houston, 3:30 p.m., Fox Sports Net
USF at Notre Dame, 3:30 p.m., NBC
Minnesota at USC, 3:30 p.m., ABC regional/ESPN2
Western Michigan at Michigan, 3:30 p.m., ABC regional/ESPN2
Arkansas State at Illinois, 3:30 p.m., Big Ten Network
Chattanooga at Nebraska, 3:30 p.m., Big Ten Network
Louisiana-Monroe at Florida State, 3:30 p.m., ESPNU
James Madison at North Carolina, 3:30 p.m., ACC syndication/Sun Sports/Fox Sports South/ESPN GamePlan
Delaware at Navy, 3:30 p.m., CBS Sports Network (formerly CBS College Sports)
Troy at Clemson, 3:30 p.m.
Sacramento State at Oregon State, 4 p.m.
BYU at Ole Miss, 4:45 p.m., ESPN
San Jose State at Stanford, 5 p.m., Comcast Sports Net Bay Area
Idaho State at Washington State, 5 p.m.
Colorado State at New Mexico, 6 p.m., The Mtn.
Montana at Tennessee, 6 p.m., ESPN GamePlan
Buffalo at Pittsburgh, 6 p.m.
Liberty at N.C. State, 6 p.m.
William & Mary at Virginia, 6 p.m.
East Carolina vs. South Carolina in Charlotte, 7 p.m., Sun Sports/Fox Sports Houston/Fox Sports Midwest/Fox Sports South/ESPN GamePlan
Florida Atlantic at Florida, 7 p.m., ESPNU
Louisiana-Lafayette at Oklahoma State, 7 p.m., Fox College Sports
Fresno State at California, 7 p.m., Comcast SportsNet California
Eastern Washington at Washington, 7 p.m., Fox College Sports Pacific
Missouri State at Arkansas, 7 p.m., ESPN GamePlan
Austin Peay at Cincinnati, 7 p.m., Big East syndication/Fox Sports Ohio/ESPN GamePlan
Army at Northern Illinois, 7 p.m.
Northern Iowa at Iowa State, 7 p.m.
Ball State vs. Indiana in Indianapolis, 7 p.m.
Richmond at Duke, 7 p.m.
Texas State at Texas Tech, 7 p.m.
McNeese State at Kansas, 7 p.m.
Eastern Kentucky at Kansas State, 7 p.m.
Charleston Southern at UCF, 7 p.m.
Elon at Vanderbilt, 7:30 p.m., Comcast/Charter Sports Southeast/ESPN GamePlan
Boise State vs. Georgia in Atlanta, 8 p.m., ESPN
LSU vs. Oregon in Arlington, Texas, 8 p.m., ABC
Tulsa at Oklahoma, 8 p.m., FX
Rice at Texas, 8 p.m., Longhorn Network
Ohio at New Mexico State, 8 p.m., Altitude/ESPN GamePlan
Weber State at Wyoming, 9 p.m.
Stony Brook at UTEP, 9 p.m.
Louisiana Tech at Southern Miss, 10 p.m., Fox Sports Net
Northern Arizona at Arizona, 10 p.m., Fox Sports Arizona/Fox College Sports Atlantic
Cal Poly at San Diego State, 10 p.m., The Mtn.
Colorado at Hawaii, 10:15 p.m., ESPN2
Howard at Eastern Michigan, noon
Marshall at West Virginia, 3:30 p.m., ESPN
SMU at Texas A&M, 8 p.m., ESPN
Miami at Maryland, 8 p.m., ESPN
LAST SEASON, INCLUDING BOWLS
606-201 straight up, 353-348-14 ATS (games involving FCS schools don't have a spread).
Mike Huguenin is the college sports editor for Rivals.com. He can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org.
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