Kicking off the season with must-watch games

The new college football season is close enough to be defined as days away. Alabama Football does not open with its standard high-level non-conference play at a neutral site. The Crimson Tide will bring an 11-win team in 2021 to Bryant-Denny. Alabama football fans will have to wait until week two for Tide’s first big game of the season.

In addition to Tide against a “not bad” team from Utah State, there are several other interesting first games for Alabama football fans. A preview of these interesting games from August 27 (week zero) to September 5 is provided below.

Showing suggestions for Alabama football fans

August 27 Games

  • Austin Peay in Western Kentucky (11:00 a.m. CST) — Governors are coming to Tuscaloosa in November, so an early look at Alabama football fans deserves some attention.
  • Nebraska vs. Northwest in Dublin, Ireland (11:30 a.m. CST) – Based on recent performances, the Irish crowd will see two bad football teams. The Cornhuskers and Wildcats each won three games last season. Nebraska hasn’t won more than five games in a season since 2016, when former Alabama football defensive back Mike Riley was the head coach. But American football on the Emerald Isle is a must anyway.
  • UConn in the State of Utah (3:00 PM CST) – Crimson Tide fans will want to spot the Aggies
  • Vanderbilt in Hawaii (9:30 PM CST) — Clark Lea and the Dores need every win they can get and this might be one of the few.

September 1 games

  • Thursday’s slate doesn’t have much. The Flights from Tennessee host Ball State in what will be a blowout. Another Night Game Features Louisiana Tech at Missouri. If the Tigers are having trouble with La Tech, that bodes well for a tough season for Eli Drinkwitz.

September 3 Games

  • Oregon vs. Georgia at Atlanta (2:30 p.m. CST) – The Dawgs are expected to be too much for the Ducks. Seeing the rebuilt Georgia defense in action will spark the interest of Alabama football fans.
  • Cincinnati to Arkansas (2:30 PM CST) — The Bearcats face a year of rebuilding. Sam Pittman has also seen considerable turnover, but the Hogs will have a significant talent advantage. Crimson Tide fans will tune in to see Drew Sanders debut for the Razorbacks.
  • Utah to Florida (6:00 PM CST) — A tough challenge for the Gators will show if they can be an SEC East factor in Billy Napier’s first season.
  • Alabama will be the host Utah State with a kickoff at 6:30 p.m. CST.
  • Our Lady of the State of Ohio (6:30 p.m. CST) – Game of the Day in college football will immediately define candidate or contender status for teams.
  • Vanderbilt (Elon), South Carolina (Georgia State), Texas (ULM), Mississippi State (Memphis), Auburn (Mercer), Kentucky (Miami-Ohio), Texas A&M (Sam Houston State), Ole Miss (Troy) are also in action.

Game of September 4

  • Florida State vs. LSU at New Orleans (6:30 p.m. CST) — If LSU struggles to beat the Seminoles, Brian Kelly’s first season in Baton Rouge could be a disappointment.

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