The season begins on Thursday, September 2nd with a number of games on the board including at least three nationally televised games. The most interesting one in college football betting lines might be the late night one on ESPN as USC visits Hawaii.
College football odds are going to favor USC a lot in 2010 even though they will not be playing in a bowl game. The Trojans are still very talented but with the NCAA sanctions they are going to be weaker this year and in the next few years. They will be favored at Hawaii though in their opener. Also on Thursday on ESPN it will be Southern Miss at South Carolina. ESPN U will have Minnesota at Middle Tennessee State while the Big 10 Network will have Marshall at Ohio State. Not to be forgotten on Thursday is a matchup of Top 25 teams on Versus as Utah hosts Pittsburgh. ESPN has another game on Friday as Arizona is at Toledo.
Saturday, September 4th there are a number of high profile games including Oregon State and TCU which will be televised by ESPN. LSU vs. North Carolina will be televised by ABC. The action on ESPN begins early as Florida hosts Miami of Ohio. ESPN 2 has Michigan State hosting Western Michigan at the same time. The most competitive game early on Saturday though might be in Missouri as Illinois plays Missouri in a game that can be seen on FSN. Also during that time period it will be Connecticut vs. Michigan and Kentucky vs. Louisville and UCLA vs. Kansas State on ABC.The afternoon games on Saturday are highlighted by Purdue at Notre Dame on NBC. ESPN has Texas at Rice.
The evening games have Memphis at Mississippi State on ESPN U, the previously mentioned game between Oregon State and TCU on ESPN, and North Carolina and LSU on ABC. Late night action has Cincinnati at Fresno State on ESPN 2 and Wisconsin at UNLV on Versus.
The ESPN family of networks has two games on Sunday, September 5th. It will be Tulsa vs. East Carolina on ESPN 2 and SMU vs. Texas Tech on ESPN. The best game in Week 1 college football betting lines will be played on Monday as Top 10 teams Boise State and Virginia Tech meet in a game that can be seen on ESPN. Earlier that day it will be Maryland at Navy on ESPN as well.