College Football Kicks Off: Are You Game?

College Football Kicks Off: Are You Game?
South Carolina's Elliott Fry (29) kicks a career-long 55-yard field goal with 35 seconds left in the fourth quarter to beat Vanderbilt 13-10 in an NCAA college football game Thursday, Sept. 1, 2016, in Nashville, Tenn. Holding is Sean Kelly (13). AP Photo/Mark Humphrey)

The 2016-2017 college football season is going to be epic. No matter who you’re rooting for, you’re in for edge-of-your-seat action on the gridiron every weekend for the rest of the year. And it all starts now with what many are calling the best opening weekend schedule of college football ever. High-ranked teams will face off in a can’t-miss slate of games including highlights like USC (20) vs. Alabama (1), Oklahoma (3) vs. Houston (15), and Ole Miss (11) vs. Florida State (4). Your team needs you on the sidelines, and there’s still time to score your seats to a game.

While underdogs can shock the nation with unexpected wins, everyone’s eyes are on the 25 top-ranked teams heading into the season. Sportswriters and broadcasters vote every week to reward the teams performing at a high level, and teams move up or down the rankings all season long, meaning players have to stay on their toes and impress the pollsters every time they take the turf.

It also means that scheduled rivalry matchups get even more fierce and important as teams jockey for position and try to win their conference championship – a near-guarantee to play in a bowl game. Bitter grudge matches like Alabama vs. Auburn, Notre Dame vs. USC, and Michigan vs. Ohio State can play a huge part in determining who moves onto the next phase.

The top competitors will meet in the College Football Playoff Semifinals at the Fiesta Bowl (Glendale, AZ) and the Peach Bowl (Atlanta, GA). Then it’s off to the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, FL on January 9. Fans are still reeling from last year’s 45-40 nail-biter between the victorious Alabama Crimson Tide and the Clemson Tigers – and this year’s showdown promises to be no less thrilling.

When every game counts in the 2016-2017 college football schedule, fans are the ones who can help make the difference between football immortality and going home early. Be there for your squad on game day and experience all the excitement at the stadium in person with Ticketmaster Verified Tickets. The game you love is back. Get in on the action.

View 2016-2017 College Football Team Schedules

Team City/State
Alcorn State Braves Alcorn, MS See Schedule »
Ark St. Red Wolves Jonesboro, AR See Schedule »
Ball State Cardinals Muncie, IN See Schedule »
BGSU Falcons Bowling Green, OH See Schedule »
Boise State Broncos Boise, ID See Schedule »
Buffalo Bulls Buffalo, NY See Schedule »
Butler Bulldogs Indianapolis, IN See Schedule »
Dayton Flyers Dayton, OH See Schedule »
Delaware Blue Hens Newark, DE See Schedule »
FAU Owls Boca Raton, FL See Schedule »
Florida Gators Gainesville, FL See Schedule »
Florida A&M Rattlers Tallahassee, FL See Schedule »
Georgia St. Panthers Atlanta, GA See Schedule »
Grambling St. Tigers Grambling, LA See Schedule »
Houston Cougars Houston, TX See Schedule »
Indiana St Sycamores Terre Haute, IN See Schedule »
Iowa State Cyclones Ames, IA See Schedule »
Jackson State Tigers Jackson, MS See Schedule »
Kentucky Wildcats Lexington, KY See Schedule »
LA-Laf Ragin’ Cajuns Lafayette, LA See Schedule »
LA Tech Bulldogs Ruston, LA See Schedule »
Louisville Cardinals Louisville, KY See Schedule »
Missouri Tigers Columbia, MO See Schedule »
MTSU Blue Raiders Murfreesboro, TN See Schedule »
Murray State Racers Murray, KY See Schedule »
New Mexico St Aggies Las Cruces, NM See Schedule »
UND Fighting Hawks Grand Forks, ND See Schedule »
UNT Mean Green Denton, TX See Schedule »
Ohio State Buckeyes Columbus, OH See Schedule »
Oklahoma St. Cowboys Stillwater, OK See Schedule »
PSU Nittany Lions State College, PA See Schedule »
Rice Owls Houston, TX See Schedule »
San Diego St. Aztecs San Diego, CA See Schedule »
San Jose St Spartans San Jose, CA See Schedule »
SMU Mustangs Dallas, TX See Schedule »
USC Gamecocks Columbia, SC See Schedule »
Southern Jaguars Baton Rouge, LA See Schedule »
Syracuse Orange Syracuse, NY See Schedule »
Tennessee St. Tigers Nashville, TN See Schedule »
Towson Tigers Towson, MD See Schedule »
UCF Knights Orlando, FL See Schedule »
UCLA Bruins Pasadena, CA See Schedule »
USF Bulls Tampa, FL See Schedule »
UTEP Miners El Paso, TX See Schedule »
UTSA Roadrunners San Antonio, TX See Schedule »
Vandy Commodores Nashville, TN See Schedule »
Washington Huskies Seattle, WA See Schedule »
WKU Hilltoppers Bowling Green, KY See Schedule »

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