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NO JOKE, THERE’S COLLEGE FOOTBALL BEING PLAYED TOMORROW

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Austin Peay v Georgia Photo by Scott Cunningham/Getty Images

As likely every college football fan is keenly aware, this season will be one of the strangest in the 151 year history of intercollegiate football. With the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, schedules are shifting on a nearly daily basis, fans are being restricted at most events in some way or another, and the Big Ten and Pac-12 have called it quits on the fall season entirely. Player safety is tantamount (or at least should be) to all of these decisions. At this point, it’s nearly impossible to say who is making the right call and who isn’t, only time will tell. Regardless, Baylor is set to kickoff their season just over two weeks from now. Still, fans of the game in general should cherish every match-up we get this season because no one can say with much certainty how much of the season will actually get played. With all that being said...

THERE’S AN HONEST TO GOODNESS DIVISION I COLLEGE FOOTBALL GAME SCHEDULED FOR TOMORROW, AUGUST 29TH THAT IS BEING BROADCAST NATIONALLY.

The first game of the college football season will kickoff in Montgomery, Alabama and features a match-up between Division I FCS foes Central Arkansas and Austin Peay. The game will have limited attendance with only 1,500 tickets being distributed to staff, family, and sponsors. Still, we can all watch and enjoy the beginning of an unprecedented season with the game being broadcast on ESPN. Kickoff is set for 8:00 PM CT. And while you might write this game off as just an FCS showdown between teams you might not have heard of, these are two of the better returning FCS teams this year, with both schools advancing to the playoffs last season. Further, this game ought to offer a preview of how teams will handle player health and safety during this pandemic. I imagine conferences like the Big 12 will be watching closely as the start of their seasons looms closer...