The Week 0 college football schedule we saw last weekend was much appreciate as a nice appetizer for the upcoming season, but now the main course has arrived. Already underway, Week 1 features a fully loaded schedule of games for the first time in 2021. With nearly every team kicking off from every FBS conference, and postponements or cancelations expected to be far less common in 2021, this week's schedule will feel jam-packed compared to anything we saw last September.
CBS Sports Network will be carrying a marathon of games on Saturday, starting at noon Eastern and going until well past midnight.
This weekend's games on CBS Sports Network feature two power conference squads, several Group of Five teams with conference title aspirations, and a couple of independent programs readjusting to fall action after sitting out in 2020. Storylines abound from the matchups and there is sure to be some drama as things finally get sorted out on the field.
Here is the full rundown of all the Week 1 action on CBS Sports Network.
Need to know: The Aztecs produced one of the Mountain West's best defenses last season during Brady Hoke's first year back on the sideline, and they should be equally as fierce in 2021. The offense struggled in the passing game, but Georgia Tech transfer Lucas Johnson provides some hope at quarterback after showing flashes last season in limited action. New Mexico State lost 30-3 against UTEP in Week 0, but the Aggies could have a potent rushing attack with Juwan Price and Michigan transfer O'Maury Samuels holding things down in the backfield.