NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 30: Quarterback Connor Shaw #14 carries the ball against the Vanderbilt Commodores at Vanderbilt Stadium on August 30, 2012 in Nashville, Tennessee. (Photo by Frederick Breedon/Getty Images)
College football kicks off
•January 1, 1970
The NCAA football season has officially begun with 16 games played across the nation on Thursday, Aug. 30.