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Here are the games you want to watch today!

Marvin Gentry-USA TODAY Sports

Welcome to the first real college football Saturday of the season! (No, NDSU/Montana did not count even though NDSU lost and it's fans are sad.)

Like many opening weekends, there is a mixed bag when it comes to game quality. However, on the first weekend of the year all games should be celebrated (or at least tolerated) because COLLEGE FOOTBALL IS HERE! Thursday and Friday had some pretty good games, so I'm hoping Saturday, Sunday, and Monday can keep it up. To help you decide where you should devote your attention today, I'm going to break down games to watch and games to put down as "for commercial breaks only."

Let's start with the Big Ten:

B1G Games to Watch:

Iowa vs. Illinois State: They might lose to Illinois State. I'm sure they won't, but they could (they are playing an ISU after all). And if they do, you want to be watching. At the very least, keep an eye on Twitter for word that this game is going full HAM so that you can get to it quickly. 11am CT, BTN

Northwestern vs. (21) Stanford: Northwestern should lose this game (even INU thinks so), but it's easily the best B1G related early game in terms of opponent quality. 11am CT, ESPN

Penn State @ Temple: It's not one you should avoid... 2:30 CT, ESPN

Nebraska vs. BYU: Will Mike Reilly get off on the right foot? 2:30 CT, ABC

***GAME OF THE DAY***

Wisconsin vs. Alabama: It's ok to cheer for Bama this one time. I absolve you of your sin preemptively. Rammer Jammer Yellow Hammer! Badger fans are so excited by their team's expected butt-whooping that they are staying home in order to be closer to their IV's of Miller Light.

NOTE: I considered adding Illinois to this list because A) they play future MN opponent Kent State and B) after Hurricane Beckman postponed the game until Saturday I wondered what other issues could befall the Illini that might be enjoyable to watch. Then I remembered the game is only available on BTN2Go and I couldn't in good conscience recommend that.

B1G Games to Avoid:

Everything else. If it's not one of the teams listed above just run away. Unless you hear one of them is losing. Then come back to watch.

Best of the Non-B1G

Louisville at (6) Auburn: Watch Vern and Gary slobber over Auburn. 2:30pm CT, CBS

(15) Arizona State at Texas A&M: There is a limited number games featuring ranked teams playing Power 5 opponents. This is another one of them. 7:00pm CT,  ESPN

Texas at (11) Notre Dame: Maybe Charlie Strong can knock Notre Dame down to 12th with a win? 6:30pm CT, NBC

Full Schedule

The times on this schedule are Eastern because it's late and I don't want to change them. You'll deal I'm sure.

Sat, Sept 5, 2015
12:00 PM ET
CBSS
Colgate at Navy
12:00 PM ET
ESPNN
Norfolk State at Rutgers
12:00 PM ET
ESPNU
Richmond at Maryland
12:00 PM ET
BTN
Illinois State at Iowa
12:00 PM ET
FSN
South Dakota State at Kansas
12:00 PM ET
SECN
Tennessee-Martin at (17) Mississippi
12:00 PM ET
SECN
Louisiana-Monroe at (9) Georgia
12:00 PM ET
ESPN
(21) Stanford at Northwestern
12:30 PM ET
ESPN3
Wofford at (12) Clemson
1:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Youngstown State at Pittsburgh
1:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Maine at Boston College
2:00 PM ET
PAC12
Portland State at Washington State
3:30 PM ET
ESPN3
Howard at Appalachian State
3:30 PM ET
ESPN3
Presbyterian at Miami (OH)
3:30 PM ET
ESPN3
Albany at Buffalo
3:30 PM ET
ESPN
Penn State at Temple
3:30 PM ET
ABC
BYU at Nebraska
3:30 PM ET
RSRM
Morgan State at Air Force
3:30 PM ET
CBSS
Florida Atlantic at Tulsa
3:30 PM ET
ASN
Wagner at Rice
3:30 PM ET
ESPN3
Old Dominion at Eastern Michigan
3:30 PM ET
FOX
Virginia at (13) UCLA
3:30 PM ET
FSN
Sam Houston State at Texas Tech
3:30 PM ET
CBS
Louisville vs.
(Atlanta, GA)
(6) Auburn
3:30 PM ET
ESPNU
UTEP at (18) Arkansas
4:00 PM ET
ESPNN
Southern Illinois at Indiana
4:00 PM ET
TBA
North Dakota at Wyoming
4:00 PM ET
MWC
Savannah State at Colorado State
4:00 PM ET
SECN
Bowling Green vs.
(Nashville, TN)
(25) Tennessee
4:00 PM ET
SECN
Southeast Missouri State at (24) Missouri
5:00 PM ET
PAC12
Grambling State at Cal
6:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Gardner-Webb at South Alabama
6:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Towson at East Carolina
6:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Troy at NC State
6:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Bethune-Cookman at Miami (FL)
7:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Florida A&M at South Florida
7:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Missouri State at Memphis
7:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Alabama A&M at Cincinnati
7:00 PM ET
TBA
Mississippi Valley State at New Mexico
7:00 PM ET
CUSA Network
Jackson State at Middle Tennessee
7:00 PM ET
ASN
Southern at Louisiana Tech
7:00 PM ET
PPV
Akron at (19) Oklahoma
7:00 PM ET
ESPN
(15) Arizona State vs.
(Houston, TX)
Texas A&M
7:00 PM ET
ESPNU
Louisiana-Lafayette at Kentucky
7:10 PM ET
PPV
South Dakota at Kansas State
7:30 PM ET
CBSS
UNLV at Northern Illinois
7:30 PM ET
FSN
Georgia Southern at West Virginia
7:30 PM ET
NBC
Texas at (11) Notre Dame
7:30 PM ET
ESPN
McNeese State at (14) LSU
7:30 PM ET
SECN
New Mexico State at Florida
8:00 PM ET
MWC
San Diego at San Diego State
8:00 PM ET
ESPN3
Tennessee Tech at Houston
8:00 PM ET
ESPNN
Texas State at (10) Florida State
8:00 PM ET
Cyclones.tv
Northern Iowa at Iowa State
8:00 PM ET
ABC
Wisconsin vs.
(Dallas, TX)
(3) Alabama
8:00 PM ET
PAC12
Eastern Washington at (7) Oregon
10:00 PM ET
FS1
Mississippi State at Southern Miss
11:00 PM ET
PAC12
Arkansas State at (8) USC
Sun, Sept 6, 2015
3:00 PM ET
FS1
Purdue at Marshall
Mon, Sept 7, 2015
8:00 PM ET
ESPN
(1) Ohio State at Virginia Tech