HOUSTON, TX - AUGUST 30: Taylor McHargue #15 of the Rice Owls throws a pass against the UCLA Bruins during their game at Rice Stadium on August 30, 2012 in Houston, Texas. (Photo by Scott Halleran/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.