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Think TCU will roll against Minnesota?

Not so fast, or at least that's what ESPN Chalk's Will Harris believes. Among his best ATS bets in Week 1, he's got the Golden Gophers covering against the Big 12 powerhouse. Your best bets (Insider)

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Road to the College Football Playoff

The start of the college football season is upon us, and the journey to the College Football Playoff starts tonight. Are you ready?


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Gamecocks and Tar Heels out for early warm-ups at Bank of America Stadium for the first game of the year.

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Minnesota needs to be careful early on tonight, because TCU's offense had a knack for fast starts last season. The Horned Frogs ranked No. 2 in FBS in first-quarter scoring at an average of 13.3 per game. The Air Raid attack put up at least 7 points in every first quarter last year and 14 or more in eight games.

Chris Low ESPN Senior Staff Writer 

They've come from all over to see Jim Harbaugh's first game as Michigan's head coach. The Shields family is in town from Arizona.

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One newcomer to watch tonight for TCU: KaVontae Turpin. The true freshman from Louisiana will return punts, get snaps at inside receiver and packs a ton of speed (and a 42-inch vertical) into his small 5-foot-9, 152-pound frame. Gary Patterson has frequently praised Turpin during camp and likes that he "never gets tired."

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ESPN on Snapchat Discover live

With college football's long-awaited kickoff upon us, it's never too early to make playoff picks. Choose your top four contenders in Thursday's edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.


Is Steve Spurrier too old?

The College Football Live crew goes back and forth whether the South Carolina has any gas left in the thank. Says Paul Finebaum: "I think tonight is one of the most important games in Steve Spurrier's career."


Players love FSU's Jimbo

In a players' poll conducted by ESPN, Jimbo Fisher was named as one of the coaches they would most like to play for. How did he stack up against rival coaches? Poll

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Minnesota game a must-win for TCU?

No. 2 TCU opens its season tonight at Minnesota. Would a loss end the Horned Frogs' College Football Playoff hopes? Paul Finebaum says: "If they lose tonight, forget about them."


Harbaugh in for long haul at Michigan?

Mike & Mike didn't expect Jim Harbaugh to eschew the NFL for Michigan, but since he did, they expect him to stick around.


Upsets on the horizon on opening week?

ESPN's Adam Rittenberg examines a slate of football games on opening weekend and narrows down his three biggest games for the first week in college football.


Five Rutgers players arrested

The players were charged Thursday with assaulting a group of individuals, including one student whose jaw was broken during an unprovoked attack, the New Brunswick PD announced.

TBT: The hit that put Clowney on the map

Forgot about this helmet-popper from the Outback Bowl on New Year's Day 2013? Allow former Gamecock Jadeveon Clowney to remind you.


ESPN on Snapchat Discover live

In honor of tonight's matchup between North Carolina and South Carolina, our Throwback Thursday revisits a play from former Gamecocks great Jadeveon Clowney. Watch Clowney's massive hit in the 2013 Outback Bowl in the latest edition of ESPN in Snapchat Discover.

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Kiper big on South Carolina's Cooper

If there's one player to keep an eye on between the Gamecocks and the Tar Heels, ESPN's Mel Kiper Jr. says it's SC's Pharoh Cooper.


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Active FBS winning streak by coaches: Urban Meyer 13, Bryan Harsin 9, Jim Harbaugh & Gary Patterson 8, Justin Fuente 7, Scott Satterfield 6

Rutgers statement on arrested players

Rutgers AD Julie Hermann released a statement about the five players who were charged with assault, saying: "The students involved are currently suspended from our program. We continue to monitor the situation. We will have no further comment as this is a pending legal matter."