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Full schedule, spreads for every game on Saturday

The ACC and Big 12 begin play this weekend, and the College GameDay crew is back on the road in Winston-Salem for Clemson vs. Wake Forest. The college football season truly begins on Saturday, and you can spend the entire day watching games on the eve of the first NFL Sunday of the year.





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Here’s a rundown of the full FBS slate on Saturday, with TV information for every nationally televised game.

All betting information via BetMGM.

Syracuse vs. No. 18 North Carolina

Time: 12:00 p.m. ET Channel: ACC Network Spread: UNC -24

 Louisiana vs. No. 23 Iowa State

Time: 12:00 p.m. ET Channel: ESPN Spread: Iowa State -11

Charlotte vs. Appalachian State

Time: 12:00 p.m. ET Channel: ESPN 2 Spread: App State -16.5

Eastern Kentucky vs. West Virginia

Time: 12:00 p.m. ET Channel: FS1

Arkansas State vs. Kansas State

Time: 12:00 p.m. ET

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Highlights From The Return Of College Football

It was an eventful week as college football returned after a summer of uncertainty. Here’s a look at some of the top storylines from around the country. 

The Miami Hurricanes got the 31-14 win over UAB on Thursday. In his highly anticipated debut, Houston transfer quarterback D’eriq King finished 16-24 for 144 yards with one touchdown for the Canes. It was an emotional night for King, who played in his first game since losing his father in February. 

-Saturday featured a full slate of games, but the Florida Gators made headlines despite not being on the schedule yet. A fire broke out at Ben Hill Griffin Stadium.

According to Sports Illustrated’s Demetrius Harvey it was a piece of equipment caught on fire. 

“Multiple Alachua County Fire Rescue officials told SI’s Zach Goodall, who is currently at the scene, that the fire began due to a tractor, considered field equipment, that

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Notre Dame vs. Duke odds, line, spread: 2020 college football picks, predictions from proven model on 4-0 run

The No. 10 Notre Dame Fighting Irish will look to continue their home dominance when they open their season on Saturday against the Duke Blue Devils. Notre Dame has won 18 consecutive games at Notre Dame Stadium, the third-longest streak since the stadium opened in 1930. Clemson and Ohio State are the only other Power Five schools that boast streaks of that magnitude. Notre Dame was 11-2 overall in 2019, while Duke finished 5-7. 

The game is slated to start at 2:30 p.m. ET at South Bend, Ind. The Fighting Irish, who are playing this season as a member of the ACC, are favored by 20 points in the latest Duke vs. Notre Dame odds from William Hill. The over-under for total points scored is 54. Before making any Notre Dame vs. Duke picks, check out the college football predictions from the SportsLine Projection Model.

The SportsLine Projection Model simulates

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Clemson’s Trevor Lawrence gives college football season validation it needs

The nitpicking started when Trevor Lawrence took a sack on third down for a 16-yard loss and a three-and-out on Clemson’s first possession Saturday night against Wake Forest.  

The junior quarterback left little to overscrutinize after that. He backed his billing as the best player in college football as the No. 1 Tigers (1-0, 1-0 ACC) flexed in a 37-13 victory, a result that wasn’t exactly shocking considering they were 33.5-point favorites coming in.

Lawrence (22-of-28 passing, 351 yards, three total touchdowns) also backed up what he did off the field in the offseason, when he established himself as a leading voice in the push to play amid the COVID-19 pandemic. 

BENDER: Can Notre Dame be a worthy challenger to Clemson in ACC? 

It was Lawrence, who threw five interceptions in his first three starts last season, who drove home the point about his on-field standing by showing no early-season

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Newton mayor relays concerns about rising COVID-19 cases to Boston College officials

“They need to act now to protect the health of their Boston College community and all of our Newtonians,” she said.

“Boston College community members are integrally connected with Newton — they live, shop, dine & drink, play sports, work and recreate amongst our community,” she said in an e-mail to Newton residents later Saturday evening. “When COVID-19 spikes within the Boston College community, this impacts all of us in Newton.”

The concern comes after a notable increase last week in the number of positive cases at the college, especially among athletes.

So far 104 people have tested positive at the college, including 67 in the past week, according to testing numbers published Saturday by the university. Thirty of the college’s 750 varsity athletes have tested positive, BC spokesman Jack Dunn said Saturday.

Many of the student-athlete cases are linked to an off-campus gathering, where students watched a basketball game

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College football scores, NCAA top 25 rankings, Week 2: Texas’ Ehlinger, Oklahoma’s Rattler dominant in wins

The Big 12 began the day with an awful showing as Iowa State and Kansas State each lost at home to Sun Belt foes. But the league’s powers brought plenty of force later in the day as Oklahoma and Texas both cruised to easy wins. The Sooners jumped out to a 31-0 first quarter lead over Missouri State and glided to a 48-0 victory, while Texas scored on its first offensive play en route to a 59-3 win over UTEP.

Both programs have league title and College Football Playoff aspirations behind quarterbacks who are expected to have big seasons, and both delivered impressive opening performances. Oklahoma’s Spencer Rattler completed 14-of-17 passes for 291 yards, four touchdowns and no interceptions while playing only two quarters in his first start for the Sooners. Not to be outdone, Texas’ Sam Ehlinger threw for 429 yards and five touchdowns … in one half. 

The

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Oklahoma names Spencer Rattler starting quarterback entering 2020 college football season

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The Spencer Rattler era has officially arrived at Oklahoma after Sooners coach Lincoln Riley announced Tuesday that the redshirt freshman will be the team’s starting quarterback to begin the 2020 season. Rattler entered preseason camp as the favorite to replace Jalen Hurts at the position but faced a worthy challenger in redshirt sophomore Tanner Mordecai, who dealt with a hamstring injury during preseason camp.

“It’s been a little bit different competition,” Riley said. “Spencer, I think, has played very well and is certainly very deserving of it. Disappointed for Tanner Mordecai. He had to end up missing 70 to 75% of fall camp, which obviously severely limited his reps or true opportunities to really go play his best ball and have a shot at it. That’s football.”

Rattler is a former five-star prospect who ranked as the top quarterback and No. 11 overall player in the class of 2019,

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Kickoff Time and Television Announced

Boston College’s opener against Duke has a kickoff time according to a press release by the school. The Eagles will face off against the Blue Devils at noon on September 19th in Durham, North Carolina. This game will be played in an empty stadium, with no fans. ACC Regional Sports Networks will carry the game with detailed information on specific channel listings to be announced the week of the game.

This is the eighth matchup between the two schools, with BC holding a 4-3 series edge historically. However the Blue Devils have a two game winning streak against the Eagles. In 2015 Duke won an ugly 9-7 ugly battle in Durham. And in 2010, BC lost a 20-19 game in Chestnut Hill that was decided on an missed 23 yard field goal by Nate Freese in the waning seconds of the game. 

While this is the first game for the

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Saturdays Start with College Football on FOX

Saturdays Start with College Football on FOX: BIG NOON KICKOFF Expands to Two Hours

Red River Showdown Highlights FOX College Football 2020 Fall Schedule

NEW YORK – Coming off its most watched regular season ever, FOX Sports announces its 2020 fall college football schedule highlighted by the expansion of its widely acclaimed BIG NOON KICKOFF pregame show. Led by the sport’s most accomplished personalities – Urban Meyer, Reggie Bush, Matt Leinart, Brady Quinn and host Rob Stone – BIG NOON KICKOFF sponsored by Wendy’s extends to two hours each week, covering the latest news and biggest games in all of college football. The show kicks off Saturday, Sept. 12, at 10:00 AM ET on FOX ahead of BIG NOON SATURDAY sponsored by AT&T Business at 12:00 PM ET.

“Heading into a season that’s sure to be unlike anything we’ve encountered before, we look forward to the

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Vegas Release Various Over/Under Odds For Boston College

Boston College continues to prepare for the upcoming season, and the bookmakers are starting to set their odds. Today www.SportsBettingDime.com released a series of odds for all ACC teams. 

As you can see below, the bookmakers are not viewing Boston College favorably. These are all based on an eleven game season.

1. Over/Under Wins 3.5
2. Odds to Win the Conference 300/1
3. Odds to play in the Conference Championship Game 99/1
4. Over/Under Average Home Attendance 4,999
5. David Bailey, Jr Over/Under Rushing Yards: 1,025.5
6. Hunter Long Over/Under Receiving Yards: 489.5
7. Phil Jurkovec Over/Under Passing Yards: 2,059.5
8. Phil Jurkovec Over/Under Passing TDs: 18.5
9. Over/Under PPG allowed in first year under Jeff Hafley: 29.8

At first glance the player numbers all stick out to me. If Jurkovec was only to throw for 2,059 yards, that would mean he is averaging 187 yards per game. That seems

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