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We still have to wait a couple weeks for the first Cougar football Saturday, but you can watch hours of other college football to pass the time.

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The 2014 college football season has been up and rolling for a couple days already, but things really get going today with the first college football Saturday of the year. The college football season isn't easing into anything either with a loaded schedule. A game in Ireland and a couple of matchups of ranked teams headline the day. Thanks to Penn State and UCF playing in Ireland, the action will begin at 5:30 a.m. PT. A pair of WSU's Pac-12 North rivals wrap up the day with Washington and Oregon scheduled to begin their games at 7:30 p.m. PT. That means if you are so inclined, you can catch a full 15 hours of live college football.

The 60 games on the schedule are certainly a highlight, but the first Saturday of the college football season also means the first episode of ESPN College GameDay of the year. Chris Fowler, Kirk Herbstreit, Lee Corso and the rest of the crew will be back in our lives at 6 a.m. The show will be on the scene in Tallahassee where No. 1 Florida State will take on Oklahoma State in one of the marquee late games. Ole' Crimson will surely be in attendance as well.

WSU may have lost its season opener, but non-stop college football on TV for 15 hours should help ease the pain. Finding all the games on your TV is simple thanks to SB Nation's/Land Grant Holy Land's Luke Zimmerman who put together this nifty table.

Enjoy the full return of college football. Consider this your open thread to discuss any and all of the games.

Saturday, August 30th, 2014
8:30 a.m.

Penn State
at
UCF
12:00 p.m.

Appalachian State
at
Michigan
12:00 p.m.

Indiana State
at
Indiana
12:00 p.m.

North Dakota State
at
Iowa State
12:00 p.m.

#5 Ohio State
vs
(Baltimore)

Navy
12:00 p.m.

Troy
at
UAB
12:00 p.m.

#7 UCLA
at
Virginia
12:00 p.m.

UT Martin
at
Kentucky
12:00 p.m.

Western Michigan
at
Purdue
12:00 p.m.

Youngstown State
at
Illinois
12:00 p.m.

Delaware
at
Pittsburgh
12:30 p.m.

Georgia Southern
at
NC State
12:30 p.m.

Wofford
at
Georgia Tech
2 p.m.

Nicholls State
at
Air Force
2 p.m.

Colgate
at
Ball State
3 p.m.

Boston College
at
UMass
3 p.m.

Southern Utah
at
Nevada
3:30 p.m.

#2 Alabama
vs
(Atlanta)

West Virginia
3:30 p.m.

California
at
Northwestern
3:30 p.m.

Florida Atlantic
at
#22 Nebraska
3:30 p.m.

James Madison
at
Maryland
3:30 p.m.

Rice
at
#17 Notre Dame
3:30 p.m.

South Dakota State
at
#24 Missouri
3:30 p.m.

Duquesne
at
Buffalo
3:30 p.m.

Marshall
at
Miami (OH)
3:30 p.m.
ASN

Hampton
at
Old Dominion
4 p.m.

Arkansas
at
#6 Auburn
4 p.m.

Montana
at
Wyoming
4 p.m.

Portland State
at
Oregon State
4 p.m.

UC Davis
at
#11 Stanford
4 p.m.

Williams & Mary
at
Virginia Tech
5:30 p.m.

#16 Clemson
at
#12 Georgia
6 p.m.

Liberty
at
#23 North Carolina
6 p.m.

Elon
at
Duke
6 p.m.

Ohio
at
Kent State
6 p.m.

Morgan State
at
Eastern Michigan
7 p.m.

Central Arkansas
at
Texas Tech
7 p.m.

Idaho
at
Florida
7 p.m.

Louisiana Tech
at
#4 Oklahoma
7 p.m.

Northern Arizona
at
San Diego State
7 p.m.

Samford
at
TCU
7 p.m.
ULIVE

Stephen F. Austin
at
#20 Kansas State
7 p.m.

Western Carolina
at
South Florida
7 p.m.

Arkansas Pine Bluff
at
Texas State
7 p.m.

Austin Peay
at
Memphis
7 p.m.

Bethune Cookman
at
Florida International
7 p.m.

Montana State
at
Arkansas State
7 p.m.

Southern
at
Louisiana Lafayette
7 p.m.
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Savannah State
at
Middle Tennessee
7 p.m.

New Hampshire
at
Toledo
7:30 p.m.

Fresno State
at
#15 USC
7:30 p.m.

Southern Miss
at
Mississippi State
8 p.m.

#1 Florida State
vs
(Arlington)

Oklahoma State
8 p.m.

NC Central
at
East Carolina
8 p.m.

North Texas
at
Texas
8 p.m.

UTEP
at
New Mexico
9 p.m.

#13 LSU
vs
(Houston)

#14 Wisconsin
10:30 p.m.

South Dakota
at
#3 Oregon
10:30 p.m.

#25 Washington
at
Hawaii

Oh and hey WSU links to supplement your college football watching.

Football:

Grading the Rutgers game - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Aug. 29, 2014
Just like last season, each day following the Washington State game I'll be posting letter grades for each position unit based on my observations of how it did during the previous game. To answer an oft-asked question: No, I won't be grading the coaching staff. We're not privy to what's going on in the minds and headsets, and these grades are simply a reflection of what I can see playing out on the field.

Uphill battle awaits Cougars - Spokesman.com - Aug. 29, 2014
Washington State’s season got tougher on Thursday night. The enduring effect of the Cougars’ 41-38 loss to Rutgers is that the Cougars will need to beat one more opponent in the loaded Pac-12 to qualify for a bowl game.

There is something about this that seems familiar - SportsLink - Spokesman.com - Aug. 29, 2014
Did last night's game have a familiar feel? Sure it did. And we're not just talking about the Mike Leach era. That is the legacy of Cougar football. Great offense, mainly due to great quarterback play. And suspect defense. Over the years, it's been that way more often than not.

Kenny Hill was good. Mike Leach was not. The best and worst from Thursday’s college football kickoff action. - The Washington Post
Rutgers traveled all the way across the country to score its first win as a Big Ten program, a 41-38 shootout against Washington State in Seattle. The Cougars’ offense was predictably unbalanced.

Rutgers defense shows fight that was missing last year in win over Washington State | NJ.com
When Rutgers linebacker Kevin Snyder saw teammate Johnathan Aiken break-up Washington State's fourth-down pass to seal the Scarlet Knights' 41-38 win on Thursday night, the senior didn't know what to do. So, the 6-foot-3, 235-pounder returned to the sideline and started to cry.

Soccer:

Lower Soccer Field Renovation - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The 3-0 victory by Washington State soccer (pictured above) against TCU, Friday, Aug. 22, marked the first game at the renovated Lower Soccer Field. Work began on the field last spring and continued throughout the summer.

Cougar Soccer Hosts Montana - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
Washington State soccer hosts Montana (1-1-0, plays at Gonzaga, Friday), Sunday, Aug. 31 at noon…match will be televised on the Pac-12 Networks…Brian Webber and Krista Blunk call the action…live stats will be available at www.wsucougars.com.

Volleyball:

Wyoming Stuns Volleyball with 3-0 Win at Montana - Washington State University Official Athletic Site
The Washington State volleyball team lost its season-opening match to Wyoming with scores of 25-20, 29-27, 25-23, Friday evening at the Montana Invitational in Missoula, Mont.