College football's Week 1 marathon of games featured a big Thursday night ticket and is highlighted by an all-day Saturday slate, but Friday night brought us some quality action, too. The docket was highlighted by a pair of major upsets in the early games: Virginia Tech took down No. 10 North Carolina in the first top-25 shocker of the season. Meanwhile, Charlotte earned its first win over a Power Five team in the program's young history with a 31-28 thriller over Duke.
The nightcap featured a Big Ten showdown between Michigan State and Northwestern, with the Spartans running over the Wildcats thanks to Kenneth Walker III's 264-yard performance. Colorado handled Northern Colorado in its home opener and Kansas staged a late fourth-quarter comeback to top South Dakota. All in all, it was another fun night of action as the 2021 season hits full stride.
CBS Sports was there every step of the way to update you with the latest scores, highlights and storylines throughout the night. Check out live scores and highlights from Saturday's games here. All times Eastern
College football scores, schedule: Friday
Virginia Tech 17, No. 10 North Carolina 10 -- Takeaways
Charlotte 31, Duke 28 -- Recap
Michigan State 38, Northwestern 21 -- Recap
Colorado 35, Northern Colorado 7 -- Recap
Check out all eight games on Friday's Week 1 scoreboard
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