Oklahoma State Cowboys

College football has returned, and it starts with a tricky road test for early season favorites TCU.

The Horned Frogs travel to face unranked Minnesota (8 p.m. CT, ESPN) in an action-packed Thursday night lineup. Oklahoma State also opens its season on Thursday on the road against Central Michigan (6 p.m., ESPNU).

The reign of Jim Harbaugh begins at Michigan with his Wolverines facing Utah (7:30 p.m., Fox Sports 1).

Another early favorite in the Big 12, fourth-ranked Baylor, travels to SMU to open its season on Friday (6 p.m., ESPN). Oklahoma's game against Akron is only available on pay-per-view, though the Big 12 is in prime time on Saturday with Texas facing No. 11 Notre Dame (6:30 p.m., NBC).

The weekend wraps up with a tough opener for perennial favorite No. 3 Alabama as the Tide face No. 20 Wisconsin at home.

Here is a full look at this week's college football on TV:

 

Thursday

5 p.m. - ESPN - North Carolina at South Carolina

5 p.m. - CBS Sports - Florida International at Central Florida

6 p.m. - ESPNU - Oklahoma State at Central Michigan

7 p.m. - SEC Network - W. Kentucky at Vanderbilt

7:30 p.m. - Fox Sports 1 - Michigan at Utah

8 p.m. - ESPN - (2) TCU at Minnesota

9 p.m. - Pac-12 Network - UTSA at (22) Arizona

 

Friday

Midnight - CBS Sports - Colorado at Hawaii

2:30 p.m. - ESPNU - Charlotte at Georgia State

6 p.m. - ESPN - (4) Baylor at SMU

6 p.m. - ESPNU - (5) Michigan State at W. Michigan

6 p.m. - CBS Sports - Fordham at Army

7 p.m. - Pac-12 Network - Weber State at Oregon State

8 p.m. - Big Ten Network - Kent State at Illinois

9:15 p.m. - ESPN - Washington at (23) Boise State

 

Saturday

11 a.m. - SEC Network - ULM at (9) Georgia OR Tenn.-Martin at (17) Ole Miss

11 a.m. - ESPN - (21) Stanford at Northwestern

11 a.m. - CBS Sports - Colgate at Navy

11 a.m. - ESPNews - Norfolk State at Rutgers

11 a.m. - Big Ten Network - Illinois State at Iowa

11 a.m. - ESPNU - Richmond at Maryland

11:30 a.m. - ACC Network - Wofford at (12) Clemson

1 p.m. - Pac-12 Network - Portland State at Washington State

2:30 p.m. - CBS - Louisville at (6) Auburn

2:30 p.m. - FOX - Virginia at (13) UCLA

2:30 p.m. - ESPNU - UTEP at (18) Arkansas

2:30 p.m. - ABC - BYU at Nebraska

2:30 p.m. - ESPN - Penn State at Temple

2:30 p.m. - CBS Sports - Florida Atlantic at Tulsa

3 p.m. - SEC Network - SE Mizzou State at (24) Missouri OR Bowling Gree at (25) Tennessee

3 p.m. - ESPNews - So. Illinois at Indiana

4 p.m. - Pac-12 Network - Grambling at California

6 p.m. - ESPN - (15) Arizona State at Texas A&M

6 p.m. - FSN PPV - Akron at (19) Oklahoma

6 p.m. - ESPNU - ULL at Kentucky

6:30 p.m. - NBC - Texas at (11) Notre Dame

6:30 p.m. - SEC Network - McNeese State at (14) LSU OR NM State at Florida

6:30 p.m. - CBS Sports - UNLV at N. Illinois

7 p.m. - ABC - (20) Wisconsin at (3) Alabama

7 p.m. - Pac-12 Network - E. Washington at (7) Oregon

7 p.m. - ESPNews - Texas State at (10) Florida State

9 p.m. - Fox Sports 1 - Mississippi State at Southern Mississippi

10 p.m. - Pac-12 Network - Ark. State at (8) USC

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