Complete Betting Guide for NCAAF Week 1 

Complete Betting Guide for NCAAF Week 1 

The first week of the college football schedule is usually pretty tame. Due to the nature of the sport, non-conference schedules have to be made years in advance, which prevents schools from creating competitive matchups right out of the gate. Some programs also want to ease into the season to build confidence with younger players.

Here’s a look at games worth betting for College Football Week 1.


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2023 NCAA Division I Week 1 | August 26, 2023–September 4th, 2023


LSU Tigers (-3) vs. Florida State Seminoles

Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
Sunday, September 3, 2023

The Tigers and Seminoles will look to recreate their 2022 classic that opened the season. During Brian Kelly’s first game as LSU coach, the Tigers put together a 90-plus yard drive in the waning seconds and scored as time expired. However, LSU would miss at extra point to end the game and lose by one point.

The Tigers will return Jayden Daniels at quarterback, while the Seminoles will bring back quarterback Jordan Travis. Both teams had bounce-back years last season and will be in search of a big early season resume builder as they attempt to make a run at the College Football Playoff.

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Coastal Carolina Chanticleers at UCLA Bruins

Rose Bowl, Pasadena, CA
Saturday, September 2, 2023

The Chanticleers will likely be underdogs on the road for this one. However, Coastal Carolina will return quarterback Grayson McCall and should have a puncher’s chance of winning with him on board. McCall is 29-4 as a starter with the Chanticleers and passed for 2,700 yards with 24 touchdowns and only two interceptions last season.

The Bruins will have a new quarterback taking over in Dante Moore. UCLA coach Chip Kelly likes to run a fast offense, and Moore will have to catch up quickly. Coastal Carolina may be catching UCLA at the right time.

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Florida Gators at Utah Utes (-10)

Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT
Thursday, August 31, 2023

The Gators started coach Billy Napier’s time with the program the right way, scoring a 29-26 win in the Swamp over No. 7 Utah to open last season. However, things soured quickly for Florida. The Gators would lose their last three games of the season to finish with a 6-7 record.

Florida now has to replace Anthony Richardson, who was a top-10 pick in the NFL draft, at quarterback. The Gators quarterback battle is down to a competition between Graham Mertz or Jack Miller III. Utah had a great season last year, winning the Pac-12 for the second straight season, but saw star quarterback Cam Rising tear his ACL in the Rose Bowl. Rising is expected to come back this season, but may need some time to settle back in.

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Colorado Buffaloes at TCU Horned Frogs (-19)

TCU is coming off the greatest season in the modern history of the program. The Horned Frogs won’t return star quarterback Max Duggan, but will bring back plenty of players from last season’s team. TCU will be going against one of the most hyped teams in the nation right off the bat.

Colorado’s hype is mostly surrounded by hiring coach Deion Sanders. When Sanders chose to leave Jackson State for Colorado, he will be bringing several of his top players with him. Deion’s son, Shadedur, will play at quarterback. This is a game where TCU may be eager to quickly tamp down any enthusiasm that Sander’s hiring brough to the program.

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2023 College Football Week 1 Game Schedule

Saturday, August 26, 2023
Matchups   Time
Navy @ Notre Dame 2:30 PM
UTEP @ Jacksonville State 5:30 PM
UMass @ New Mexico State 7:00 PM
Ohio @ San Diego State 7:00 PM
Hawaii @ Vanderbilt 7:30 PM
San Jose State @ USC 8:00 PM
Florida International @ Louisiana Tech 9:00 PM
Thursday, August 31, 2023
Elon @ Wake Forest 7:00 PM
Kent State @ UCF 7:00 PM
Rhode Island @ Georgia State 7:00 PM
St. Francis (PA) @ Western Michigan 7:00 PM
NC State @ UConn 7:30 PM
Nebraska @ Minnesota 8:00 PM
South Dakota @ Missouri 8:00 PM
South Florida @ Utah 8:00 PM
Arkansas-Pine Bluff @ Tulsa 8:00 PM
North Carolina A&T @ UAB 8:00 PM
Southern Utah @ Arizona State 10:00 PM
Friday, September 1, 2023
Howard @ Eastern Michigan 6:30 PM
Central Michigan @ Michigan State 7:00 PM
Miami (OH) @ Miami 7:00 PM
Louisville @ Georgia Tech 7:30 PM
Missouri State @ Kansas 8:00 PM
Stanford @ Hawai’i 11:00 PM
Saturday, September 2, 2023
Utah State @ Iowa 12:00 PM
Ball State @ Kentucky 12:00 PM
Bowling Green @ Liberty 12:00 PM
East Carolina @ Michigan 12:00 PM
Fresno State @ Purdue 12:00 PM
Louisiana Tech @ SMU 12:00 PM
Virginia @ Tennessee 12:00 PM
Colorado @ TCU 12:00 PM
Northern Illinois @ Boston College 12:00 PM
Arkansas State @ Oklahoma 12:00 PM
Mercer @ Ole Miss 2:00 PM
Northern Iowa @ Iowa State 2:00 PM
Akron @ Temple 2:00 PM
Long Island University @ Ohio 2:00 PM
Robert Morris @ Air Force 2:00 PM
Portland State @ Oregon 3:00 PM
Ohio State @ Indiana 3:30 PM
UMass @ Auburn 3:30 PM
Towson @ Maryland 3:30 PM
Buffalo @ Wisconsin 3:30 PM
South Florida @ Western Kentucky 3:30 PM
Boise State @ Washington 3:30 PM
Tennessee State @ Notre Dame 3:30 PM
Wofford @ Pittsburgh 3:30 PM
Eastern Kentucky @ Cincinnati 3:30 PM
Rice @ Texas 3:30 PM
Gardner-Webb @ Appalachian State 3:30 PM
Western Carolina @ Arkansas 4:00 PM
SE Louisiana @ Mississippi State 4:00 PM
California @ North Texas 4:00 PM
Colgate @ Syracuse 4:00 PM
Bryant @ UNLV 4:00 PM
UT Martin @ Georgia 6:00 PM
South Carolina State @ Charlotte 6:00 PM
Monmouth @ Florida Atlantic 6:00 PM
The Citadel @ Georgia Southern 6:00 PM
Bucknell @ James Madison 6:00 PM
Albany @ Marshall 6:00 PM
Maine @ Florida International 6:30 PM
Nevada @ USC 6:30 PM
Army @ UL Monroe 7:00 PM
New Mexico @ Texas A&M 7:00 PM
Alabama A&M @ Vanderbilt 7:00 PM
Washington State @ Colorado State 7:00 PM
Texas State @ Baylor 7:00 PM
UTSA @ Houston 7:00 PM
Southeast Missouri State @ Kansas State 7:00 PM
Central Arkansas @ Oklahoma State 7:00 PM
Bethune-Cookman @ Memphis 7:00 PM
Alcorn State @ Southern Miss 7:00 PM
Stephen F. Austin @ Troy 7:00 PM
Middle Tennessee @ Alabama 7:30 PM
Toledo @ Illinois 7:30 PM
North Carolina @ South Carolina 7:30 PM
West Virginia @ Penn State 7:30 PM
Texas Tech @ Wyoming 7:30 PM
Northwestern State @ Louisiana 7:30 PM
Old Dominion @ Virginia Tech 8:00 PM
South Alabama @ Tulane 8:00 PM
Western Illinois @ New Mexico State 9:00 PM
Incarnate Word @ UTEP 9:00 PM
Northern Arizona @ Arizona 10:00 PM
Sam Houston @ BYU 10:15 PM
Coastal Carolina @ UCLA 10:30 PM
Idaho State @ San Diego State 10:30 PM
Sunday, September 3, 2023
Northwestern @ Rutgers 12:00 PM
Oregon State @ San José State 3:30 PM
LSU @ Florida State 7:30 PM
Monday, September 4, 2023
Clemson @ Duke 8:00 PM

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