Listed below is the college football schedule (FBS) for Sunday, Sept. 3 through Saturday, Sept. Sunday, Sept. 3, TV / Tickets. Alabama and the Big Ten highlight ESPN's college football schedule for Week 1, This will be an ABC broadcast with an 8 p.m. ET kickoff. Stanford and Rice will kick off the football season when they face off in College Football Playoff Party Crashers for That game will be the second this week to be played at the new Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. The television schedule announcements are rolling in for Week 1 in college football. College football's first full weekend of action stretches from the Thursday night kickoffs all the way a Monday night contest between Tennessee and Georgia Tech in Atlanta's brand new Mercedes. The college football season for FBS teams kicked off Saturday with Oregon State at Colorado STate. No more scrimmages. Football is finally here. Trysta Krick looks at how kickoff weekend in college football.