Huge Opening Weekend Kicks Off College Football’s 2013 Regular Season

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As recently as the 1980s and 1990s, college football’s opening weekend was nothing more than a showcase of the strongest teams throughout the land playing hapless nonconference opponents that were just hoping to get one touchdown on the board. Those days are long gone, and several big-name programs are willing to ante the chips to the center of the table in the first go-round of the regular season.

The first Saturday of action will be August 31, but the season will officially begin two nights before that on Thursday, August 29. The highlight of that evening’s cluster of games is a high-stakes interstate matchup between the Utah State Aggies and the Utah Utes. Both squads have agreed to ante their chips to the center of the table for a game that will likely have the attention of the entire college football nation.

There aren’t any matchups on the Friday night docket that will captivate a national audience, but a handful of talented squads will be playing their first games of the season, including Michigan State, Texas Tech, Kansas State, Miami and Arizona.

Come Saturday, plenty of college football fans who buy cheap college football tickets will be in the middle of the action. The biggest game of the afternoon features Virginia Tech taking on the undisputed defending champs. The Hokies are hoping to shock the world with a victory that would inspire the team and thrill their fans, while the Alabama Crimson Tide need to quickly put the perennially-tough ACC contender behind them in order to move forward with their plan.

The evening is rife with games that will have the attention of fans from coast-to-coast. The Georgia Bulldogs have a challenge ahead of them when they make the short trip up north to face the Clemson Tigers. Additionally, the Tigers of LSU will square off against the TCU Horned Frogs deep in the Lone Star State’s biggest venue. Fans out West will likely have their attention focused on the Boise State Broncos versus Washington Huskies matchup, which might end up being one of the highest-scoring of the weekend.

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