Week 1 in college football features more than a dozen must-see games, and there are several programs in and around the top 25 who will try and take advantage of sizable opportunities in the national spotlight.
If perception is reality, momentum breeds confidence and how teams perform their first time out is often a good indicator of how the season may unfold. A disappointing start can capsize a campaign while eye-opening performances yield altered expectation levels the rest of the way in a positive light.
Here’s the chance for teams to showcase their offseason improvements in a big way. Which programs have the most to gain this week across a robust college football slate?
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Georgia coach Kirby Smart said Saturday night’s showdown vs. Clemson is pitting two great teams, however, one game will not define his team’s season. While this may be true, it certainly makes the margin for error near zero for two squads with sights set on a College Football Playoff berth the rest of the way.
Here are six teams who will try and take advantage of massive opportunities during Week 1: