There are some good non-conference games to pay attention to early in the College Football season.
Ole Miss vs. Boise State in Atlanta (Aug. 28)
This is an early peak of Boise State to see if they are a legitimate team again this season against a defensive-minded Ole Miss.
Penn State vs. UCF in Dublin, Ireland (Aug. 30, 8:30 a.m., ESPN2):
The James Franklin era begins and Happy Valley is still look for something good to happen. This game is five time zones away but they are facing a team that was 12-1 last year and a Fiesta Bowl winner.
Clemson at Georgia (Aug. 30, 5:30 p.m., ESPN):
Probably not as illustrious as last year but a chance to watch Todd Gurley play in the backfield for the Bulldogs and Clemson’s four year quarterback Cole Stoudt getting his chance to start.
Florida State vs. Oklahoma State in Arlington, Texas (Aug. 30, 8 p.m., ABC):
The national champions return and Jameis Winston can show his stuff against a 10-3 Cowboys team that was depleted due to the draft and graduation.
LSU vs. Wisconsin in Houston (Aug. 30, 9 p.m., ESPN):
This is the one I am most looking forward to seeing. It may be the only game Wisconsin loses in the regular season. A neutral site will help the Badgers but the Tigers reloaded and starting a true freshman quarterback Brandon Harris. The defense of LSU will have to be on their game to control the speedy running back, Melvin Gordon, of Wisconsin.
Alabama vs. West Virginia in Atlanta (Aug. 30):
This game is currently schedule to be a CBS game.