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Wired with Nebraska coach Mike Riley

The new Nebraska coach tells College GameDay: "To be nationally dominant is a hard thing to do. You're talking about a team that's been winning 9 games for a long time. Everybody wants that next step."


College football cram session

There are two hours until kickoff, but until then, class is in session. CFB 101 reviews everything you need to know for this season.


Harbaugh can only do so much

Kirk Herbstreit says of Michigan's opening loss in Jim Harbaugh's first game: "He inherited what he has. Jim Harbaugh needs 2-3 years to recruit his personnel to run his scheme."


Extreme offseason workouts

How to make leg day more bearable? Make it super-hero themed.


Player delivers Jadeveon Clowney-like hit

Montana State LB Mac Bignell decleated a Fort Lewis running back with a vicious hit in the second quarter Friday night.


ICYMI: Boise St. escapes with win

Washington's game-tying field goal attempt in the closing seconds was inches wide as Chris Petersen falls 16-13 against No. 23 Boise State.


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Illinois' home opener against Kent State was postponed from Friday night after more than a 2-hour lightning delay. Illinois will play 2 p.m. today - and the Illini are still honoring last night's tickets and selling new ones for $5 and $10. That's cheaper than StubHub, where the cheapest is going for $6.

GameDay reminisces about former host

College GameDay welcomed Rece Davis today but took a moment to remember his predecessor, Chris Fowler, who is focusing on play-by-play this season but "poured his heart and soul" into the show.


Kelly: 'You have to get to the playoffs'

Notre Dame coach Brian Kelly says of his expectations for 2015: "We don't have a conference championship to play for. ... You have to get to playoffs. That's what we're committed to."


Big money for Week 1

Schools will pay out nearly $13M to opponents this weekend in guarantee games, reports Darren Rovell. The biggest check? That'd be the $1.3M USC is paying Arkansas State, a 28-point underdog against the Trojans.

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A little football for your afternoon

In case you need plans, there's a lot of college football on tap (all games at noon ET):

  • No. 21 Stanford at Northwestern on ESPN
  • No . 9 Georgia vs. La.-Monroe on SECN
  • No. 17 Ole Miss vs. Tenn-Martin on SECN
  • Rutgers vs. Norfolk State on ESPNews
  • Richmond at Maryland on ESPNU

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Arkansas Tech tribute turns into TD

The Wonder Boys lined up with 10 players on the field for their first defensive play as a way to honor Zemaric Holt, a teammate who drowned this summer. Amazingly, the result was a fumble recovery for a TD.


Watch: College GameDay on ESPN

It's the first Saturday of the new college football season. For storylines, predictions and whatever Lee Corso puts on his head next, GameDay has you covered. Live on ESPN/WatchESPN

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