Everything seems to indicate that the new season of NCAA Football 2021-22 will begin on the established date. Most teams are expected to be ready to start the season on August 28, 2021. Major divisions, FBS and FCS will offer games during what the NCAA has called “Week Zero” or the first week of the season.
Expectations for this season are high. Some teams withdrew from the competition last year due to the pandemic, but at the end of it the championship final was played and Alabama won the 2021 NCAA Football title.
The favorites for this season are Alabama as defending champions, Ohio State, and the majority of the AP Poll teams. The Clemson Tigers no longer have Lawrence, but they are on the list of the most dangerous college football teams for this 2021-2022 season.
The first week of the NCAA College Football 2021 season.
The first week will be special, millions of viewers will be waiting for the kickoff after a long wait full of doubts about whether the season was going to start with all the teams or not. The games for the first day of the season, Saturday, August 28, 2021, will begin at 1:00 PM (ET).
Nebraska vs. Illinois is the first game of the day in week zero. An hour later the game between Connecticut vs. Fresno State starts at 2:00 PM (ET). Another hour later, at 3:00 PM (ET), the game between Hawaii vs. UCLA starts in California. The first "week" of the season ends in the evening with a game of Texas-El Paso vs. New Mexico State at 9:00 PM (ET) and the last game of the day begins at 10:00 PM (ET) with a matchup of Southern Utah vs. San Jose State.
|Nebraska vs. Illinois||1:00 PM (ET)|
|Connecticut vs. Fresno State||2:00 PM (ET)|
|Hawaii vs. UCLA||3:00 PM (ET)|
|Texas-El Paso vs. New Mexico State||9:00 PM (ET)|
|Southern Utah vs. San Jose State||10:00 PM (ET)|
The second week of the NCAA College Football 2021 season.
After the protocol week, the real action begins on the first day of September 2021. The Cramton Bowl will be the opener for week 2, the next day, on September 2, 2021, a total of 15 games will be played. Between September 2 and 6, 83 games will be played to close the first week of the 2021 NCAA College Football season.
A total of 839 games will be played this season, but anything could happen. Some conferences have been discussing the probability of suspending or forfeit games if any team is having problems related to Covid-19.