But don’t forget about Arkansas State. The Red Wolves went 8-5 last fall, won the Camellia Bowl and averaged at least 30 points for the third year in a row. Yes, losing All-American Omar Bayless is tough, but QBs Logan Bonner and Layne Hatcher return, as does running back Marcel Murray.

Finish off your Labor Day with Navy and BYU

Navy vs. BYU | 8 p.m. Monday, Sept. 7 | ESPN

The Labor Day evening game has become a major showcase for teams in recent years. In the last five years, there were two games between a pair of ranked teams, an overtime game, and the No. 1 team playing on the road.

  • No. 9 Notre Dame 35, Louisville 17
  • No. 20 Virginia Tech 24, No. 19 Florida State 3
  • No. 25 Tennessee 42, Georgia Tech 41 (OT)
  • No. 4 Florida State 45, No. 11 Ole Miss 34
  • No. 1 Ohio State 42, Virginia Tech 24

This year, Navy plays BYU. The Midshipmen and Cougars played in the first Holiday Bowl in 1978 and have played only one other time previously (1989).

After a rare down year in 2018 (3-10), Navy regrouped and went 11-2 to come in No. 20 in the final AP Poll. There’s a chance the Midshipmen could make it back. Though Navy received only 6 votes in the preseason poll, going forward only teams that are playing this season will be ranked. A big Week 1 win against BYU would stand out.

But the big question is at quarterback. Last season, Malcolm Perry set the record for most single-season rushing yards by any FBS QB and by any Navy player at 2,017 yards. In steps Dalen Morris or Perry Olsen.

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College football: TV schedule and game times

Here are the college football TV schedules for every week and game times for the 2020-21 season.