September 1, 2021 astatine 12:23 pm
(CBS Local)- The 2021 assemblage shot play got a little opening Week 0 past weekend, but the afloat 130 Division I teams are present acceptable to kick-off this play and CBS Sports has 5 matchups acceptable to invited fans backmost to shot Saturdays.
The enactment kicks disconnected connected Friday nighttime erstwhile Duke makes the travel down to Charlotte to instrumentality connected the 49ers successful prime-time connected Friday night. The Blue Devils person a caller awesome caller successful Gunnar Holmberg who has attempted conscionable 25 passes successful his assemblage career. On the different side, Will Healy’s 49ers person the experienced elder Chris Reynolds, a 2021 Maxwell Award ticker database player, backmost calling the shots. Both teams are looking to shingle disconnected 2 triumph campaigns successful 2020.
Saturday’s enactment begins astatine 12 p.m. erstwhile UConn returns location to big Holy Cross. The Huskies archetypal outing of the 2021 play didn’t spell overly good getting handed a 45-0 nonaccomplishment by Fresno State. Randy Edsall’s radical volition anticipation to rebound against a Holy Cross squad that finished ranked 25 successful the AFCA coaches canvass this spring.
Then the enactment shifts to Annapolis wherever Ken Niumatalolo’s Navy Midshipmen big Conference USA favourite Marshall astatine Navy Marine Corps Stadium. The crippled marks the archetypal for the Thundering Herd nether the enactment of caller caput manager Charles Huff who was hired distant from Alabama’s unit this offseason. The Herd bash instrumentality backmost Grant Wells but person immoderate large shoes to capable astatine moving backmost with the departure of Brenden Knox. The Midshipmen meantime are hoping to bounce backmost from conscionable the 3rd beneath .500 play of Niumatalolo’s tenure.
The evening kicks disconnected successful Athens Ohio with the Ohio Bobcats hosting the Syracuse Orange. The Bobcats person a caller caput manager debuting arsenic good with Tim Albin taking the reins pursuing the status of Frank Solich. Ohio was seen arsenic a favourite to triumph the MAC entering this season. They’ll big a Syracuse squad desperately looking to enactment past season’s 1-10 run down them.
And the time wraps up with a precocious nighttime kick-off retired westbound arsenic the Washington State Cougars big the New Mexico State Aggies. Like UConn, the Aggies archetypal foray onto the tract this play didn’t spell well, falling 30-3 to UTEP past week. They present look a Wazzu squad that is hoping to amusement betterment successful Year 2 nether manager Nick Rolovich.
Here is the afloat docket for the play connected CBS Sports Network.
Duke @ Charlotte- Friday, September 3rd, 7 p.m. ET
Holy Cross @ UConn- Saturday, September 4th 12 p.m. ET
Marshall @ Navy- Saturday, September 4th 3:30 p.m. ET
Syracuse @ Ohio- Saturday, September 4th 7:00 p.m. ET
New Mexico State @ Washington State- Saturday, September 4th 10:30 p.m. ET