The primary full week of the 2018 faculty soccer season is right here.

That, after all, consists of the primary matchup that includes a high 25 workforce, when No. 21 UCF travels to UConn. Week 1 additionally options 4 matchups between ranked groups, together with a top-10 matchup between No. 6 Washington and No. 9 Auburn.

The weekend runs by Labor Day, concluding with a unbelievable matchup between No. 20 Virginia Tech and No. 19 Florida State. 

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With that in thoughts, here’s a take a look at the dates, occasions, TV and odds (supplied courtesy of as of Aug. 28) for each high 25 matchup in Week 1. 

Thursday, Aug. 30 

No. 21 UCF (-23) at UConn 

7 p.m., ESPNU  

Josh Hepuel’s debut is on the street towards a UConn program that ended final 12 months on a five-game dropping streak. McKenzie Milton will get off to an excellent begin with an AAC street victory. The nation’s longest profitable streak goes to 14. UCF wins 38-17 however FAILS TO COVER the unfold.  

Friday, Aug. 31  

Utah State at No. 11 Michigan State (-23.5)
7 p.m., Large Ten Community   

The Spartans stay the under-valued energy within the Large Ten East, they usually’ll soar out to a fast lead towards a Utah State protection that allowed 219.9 dashing yards per recreation in 2017. Brian Lewerke throws for 2 touchdowns and runs for 2 extra. Michigan State wins 38-10 and COVERS the unfold.  

Western Kentucky at No. Four Wisconsin (-36)
9 p.m., ESPN  

The Badgers have two receivers out due to suspensions, however Alex Hornibrook ought to be capable of decide on the Hilltoppers’ secondary. Jonathan Taylor could have a giant recreation too. The Badgers have been 4-Three at residence towards the unfold final season. Look out for the back-door cowl. Wisconsin wins 41-17 however FAILS TO COVER the unfold.  

San Diego State at No. 13 Stanford (-14.5)
9 p.m., Fox Sports activities 1

The Aztecs beat the Cardinal final season, one thing that will not be misplaced on David Shaw heading into a tricky September slate. Bryce Love’s Heisman Trophy marketing campaign begins in fashion with a pair of touchdowns, and he is helped by an environment friendly efficiency from Ok.J. Costello. That half-point hook makes it a tricky name proper on the road. Stanford wins, however that half-point hook is a distinction maker.   

Stanford wins 31-17 however FAILS TO COVER the unfold.

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Saturday, Sept. 1  

Oregon State at No. 5 Ohio State (-38.5)
Midday, ABC  

City Meyer will not be on the sideline, but it surely will not matter. Ryan Day leads the Buckeyes to a victory within the residence opener through which quarterback Dwayne Haskins and operating backs J.Ok. Dobbins and Mike Weber all rating a number of touchdowns. It is a tough opener for Beavers coach Jonathan Smith. Ohio State wins 52-10 and COVERS the unfold.  

FAU at No. 7 Oklahoma (-21)
Midday, FOX

There shall be a couple of upset alerts right here as a result of Lane Kiffin is within the constructing and the Owls have a high-scoring offense, however quarterback Kyler Murray would be the dominant headline after the sport. Operating again Rodney Anderson could have a giant recreation on the bottom, too. We predict Kiffin will preserve it inside 4 scores, nonetheless. Oklahoma wins 41-24 however FAILS TO COVER the unfold. 

Southern at No. 16 TCU
Midday, TBD

We’ll get a take a look at Shawn Robinson, a gifted quarterback TCU followers have been ready for, and we’ll see how the Horned Frogs’ protection seems to be with out defensive lineman Ross Blalock. This can be a tune-up for TCU. TCU wins 55-10 with no unfold.  

No. 23 Texas (-13) at Maryland
Midday, FS1  

Interim Maryland coach Matt Canada has a tricky opener towards a Longhorns workforce that shall be searching for payback after final 12 months’s loss in Austin. These groups mixed for 92 factors final season, and Sam Ehlinger will shine for Texas in one other shootout. Senior Ty Johnson could have a giant recreation for the Terps, too. This would be the flip-to recreation earlier than the three:30 slate begins. Texas wins 38-28 however FAILS TO COVER the unfold. 

Furman at No. 2 Clemson
12:20 p.m., ACC Community 

It is a pick-your-score recreation for the Tigers towards the Paladins. Count on operating again Travis Etienne to bust by for a pair lengthy touchdowns early, however all eyes will nonetheless be on Kelly Bryant and Trevor Lawrence in a tune-up earlier than Texas A&M. Clemson wins 55-Three with no unfold.

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Austin Peay at No. Three Georgia
3:30 p.m., ESPN 

Identical deal right here. The Bulldogs start their SEC championship protection, and the offense seemingly will not present its full hand with a pivotal SEC East showdown looming at South Carolina in Week 2. This shall be good expertise for the Bulldogs’ younger playmakers. Operating backs D’Andre Swift and Elijah Holyfield rating early and infrequently on the bottom. Georgia wins 45-7 with no unfold.

No. 6. Washington vs. No. 9 Auburn (-1.5)
3:30 p.m., ABC  

An enormous recreation with Faculty Soccer Playoff implications and two skilled quarterbacks in Washington’s Jake Browning and Auburn’s Jarrett Stidham. We anticipate this to be probably the most thrilling recreation of the weekend with a last-minute end. It may go both manner, however we’re going with the workforce that is nearer to residence in Atlanta. Auburn wins 31-27 and COVERS the unfold. 

Appalachian State at No. 10 Penn State (-24)
3:30 p.m., BTN  

Appalachian State involves Beaver Stadium with a well-earned status for the upset, however the Nittany Lions will settle in underneath veteran quarterback Hint McSorley and new offensive coordinator Ricky Rahne. Miles Sanders will development on Twitter after a giant opener at operating again. Penn State was 4-2-1 towards the unfold at residence final season, and this a tricky one to cowl. Penn State wins 38-17 however FAILS TO COVER the unfold.  

No. 17 West Virginia (-10) vs. Tennessee
3:30 p.m., CBS   

A enjoyable opener in Charlotte. Will Grier and a loaded offense will throw it across the yard towards first-year coach Jeremy Pruitt’s protection. The Vols could have success on the bottom with the trio of Ty Chandler, Tim Jordan and Madre London, however the Mountaineers will tack on a landing late for the quilt. West Virginia wins 36-24 and COVERS the unfold.  

UNLV at No. 15 USC (-26)
Four p.m., Pac-12 Community   

Life with out Sam Darnold begins for the Trojans, and freshman JT Daniels may be the reply underneath middle towards the Rebels. Operating again Stephen Carr figures to get a number of work whereas Daniels (or whoever begins) settles in. The Trojans get pleasure from a win within the opener after a gradual begin. USC wins 38-13 however FAILS TO COVER the unfold.

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No. 22 Boise State (-10.5) at Troy
6 p.m., ESPN Information  

Two Group of 5 busters conflict in what must be a enjoyable recreation. Veteran quarterback Brett Rypien could have success towards the Trojans’ secondary, and Troy is breaking in a brand new quarterback. In any other case, we might like Neal Brown’s possibilities right here. Boise State wins 30-20 however FAILS TO COVER the unfold.  

No. 14 Michigan at No. 12 Notre Dame (-1)
7:30 p.m., NBC  

This recreation has the excessive stakes and GameDay setting, and the Wolverines have an opportunity to attain a giant victory on the street in South Bend. All eyes shall be on Shea Patterson, who will rally the Wolverines within the second half after an uncomfortable begin. Count on late-game theatrics, too. Michigan wins 26-21 in an UPSET.  

Stephen F. Austin at No. 18 Mississippi State
7:30 p.m., ESPNU  

Joe Moorhead makes his debut in Starkville, and Nick Fitzgerald would be the focus after struggling a season-ending harm within the Egg Bowl final season. We like them towards the Lumberjacks, who completed 4-7 final season. Mississippi State wins 51-Three with no unfold.  

Bowling Inexperienced at No. 24 Oregon (-31.5)
eight p.m., Pac-12 Community  

The Geese start a brand new period with Mario Cristobal, and it is an opportunity for quarterback Justin Herbert to place up huge numbers towards a Bowling Inexperienced protection that allowed 38.Zero factors per recreation in 2017. Search for the Geese to pile up the factors. Oregon wins 52-17 and COVERS the unfold.  

No. 1 Alabama (-24.5) vs. Louisville
eight p.m., ABC   

We’ll discover out who takes the primary snap between Tua Tagovailoa and Jalen Hurts, and we’ll get a primary take a look at Louisville quarterback Jawon Cross. The Playing cards will take a look at the Tide’s younger secondary early, however now is not the time to wager towards Nick Saban in an opener. He is 11-Zero in that scenario with Alabama. Alabama wins 41-17 however FAILS TO COVER the unfold.

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Sunday, Sept. 2  

No. eight Miami (-3.5) vs No. 25 LSU
7:30 p.m., ABC   

Ohio State switch Joe Burrow will make his debut at LSU, and he would be the distinction in a recreation dominated by protection on either side. The workforce that does not commit the deadly turnover will win, and we just like the Tigers to provide you with that game-changing play late at Jerry World. LSU wins 24-23 in an UPSET.  

Monday, Sept. 3 

No. 20 Virginia Tech at No. 19 Florida State (-7.5)
eight p.m., ESPN  

Willie Taggart makes his debut as Florida State’s head coach in an thrilling ACC crossover recreation with the Hokies, who’ve a number of accidents on protection. Quarterback Josh Jackson will preserve Virginia Tech in it, however a late landing by FSU operating again Cam Akers seals a victory for the Seminoles. Florida State wins 27-21 however FAILS TO COVER the unfold. 

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