Last Updated on August 31, 2020

This year’s college football season is going to look much different than ever before. Despite the changes due to the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, there will be a college football season in 2020.

While there were some games last weekend, the season will officially kick off with Week 1 games this Labor Day weekend. The first FBS vs. FBS games of the season are set for Thursday and Saturday.

There are eight games in total this weekend and DraftKings Sportsbook has lines on four of these matchups. The first two Week 1 games will take place on Thursday of Labor Day Weekend. There are no lines on Central Arkansas vs. UAB, but there is on South Alabama and Southern Mississippi. South Alabama is opening as a double-digit underdog after a disappointing 2019 season. The total points on this one is set to 52 as well.

There are three games with lines in the Saturday slate so far. Army opens as a 5.5-point favorite against Middle Tennessee, Southern Methodist is a 21-point favorite against Texas State, and Memphis is giving 20.5 points to Arkansas State.

Slowly but surely, college football betting is ramping up. The power five conferences that are having a 2020 season won’t start until late September but until then, college football fans still have games to watch.


Latest College Football Week 1 Lines

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College Football Week 1 TV Schedule

Date Time TV Visitor Home Spread Total Money Line Visitor Money Line Home
September 3rd 8:00 PM ESPN3 Central Arkansas UAB n/a      
September 3rd 9:00 PM CBSSN South Alabama Southern Miss -14 52 +450 -625
September 5th 1:00 PM ESPN Eastern Kentucky Marshall n/a      
September 5th 1:30 PM CBSSN Middle Tennessee Army -5.5 54.5 +170 -210
September 5th 4:30 PM ESPN SMU Texas State +21 66 -1430 +800
September 5th 7:30 PM ESPN3 Houston Baptist North Texas n/a      
September 5th 8:00 PM ESPN Arkansas State Memphis -20.5 71.5 +650 -1115
September 5th 9:00 PM ESPN3 Stephen F. Austin UTEP n/a