College Football Preview: Will Brian Kelly, Kevin Sumlin Survive Season? 2 team in the spotlight of a Thursday night primetime matchup. Neither the Gators nor the Wolverines enter this season as popular picks to make the playoff. The Gators are a good bet to make a run at a third consecutive SEC. College Football Week 1: Complete TV Schedule, Odds And Expert Things won't truly heat up until Thursday, when Week 1 begins in earnest. National championship contender Ohio State is the team to watch that night. College football's opening weekend will attract bets from the average Joe to professional bettors for some of the biggest games. Florida State.