North Carolina travels to Columbia, South Carolina to take on Steve Spurrier’s Gamecocks on Thursday, Aug. 29 at 6 p.m. ET.
On Saturday, Alabama goes for a BCS three-peat when it kicks off the season against Virginia Tech in the Chick-fil A Kickoff Game in Atlanta at 5:30 p.m. ET on ESPN. That game will be followed by the Cowboys Classic, which features a match-up between TCU and LSU at Cowboys Stadium in Arlington at 9 p.m. on ESPN.
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