CHARLOTTE, NC - SEPTEMBER 03: Marcus Lattimore #21 of the South Carolina Gamecocks runs with the ball against the East Carolina Pirates during their game at Bank of America Stadium on September 3, 2011 in Charlotte, North Carolina. (Photo by Streeter Lecka/Getty Images)
As with everything that is good, television usually gets involved in order to make money. Saturday has turned into Thursday through Monday for the opening week of college football. Honestly, I'm ok with it I think.
We'll kick things off with South Carolina v Vanderbilt, but there are actually quite a few games on the docket for this evenings soft opening.
#9 South Carolina at Vanderbilt, 7:00 p.m., ESPN
UCF at Akron, 7:00 p.m., ESPN3
Eastern Michigan at Ball State, 7:00 p.m., ESPN3
Southeast Missouri State at Central Michigan, 7:00 p.m., ESPN3
Towson at Kent State, 7:00 p.m., ESPN3
Northern Colorado at Utah, 7:15 p.m., Pac-12 Network
UTSA at South Alabama, 7:30 p.m., ESPN3
Massachusetts at Connecticut, 7:30 p.m., ESPN3
UCLA at Rice, 7:30 p.m.
Texas A&M at Louisiana Tech, 7:30 p.m., ESPNU
McNeese State at Middle Tennessee, 7:30 p.m., ESPN 3
Sacramento State at New Mexico State, 8:00 p.m., ESPN3
Southern Utah at Utah State, 8:00 p.m., ESPN3
Eastern Washington at Idaho, 9:00 p.m., ESPN3
Washington State at Brigham Young, 10:15 p.m., ESPN
Northern Arizona at Arizona State, 10:30 p.m., Pac-12 Network
Minnesota at UNLV, 11:00 p.m.