NASHVILLE, TN - AUGUST 30: Quarterback Jordan Rodgers #11 of the Vanderbilt Commodores tries to avoid Brison Williams #12 of the South Carolina Gamecocks 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.