Week 1 of the 2022 college football season is underway, and we have a full schedule of FBS action over the course of the next five days starting Thursday to look forward to. Among the matchups in store for Saturday’s bonanza are a loaded schedule of games on CBS Sports Network, each of which brings intriguing storylines to follow as narratives begin to take shape for the 2022 campaign.
Saturday’s final two games involve four Texas teams coming off bowl appearances, each of which have high hopes for the season ahead. At 3:30 p.m., AAC favorite Houston travels to face Conference USA favorite UTSA in a showdown between two teams that enjoyed breakout seasons last year. Finally, North Texas and SMU will cap Saturday’s action as they square off for the ninth consecutive season. As the action heats up around the country, there are sure to be some memorable early-season moments from these four regional matchups.
Here is the full rundown of all the Week 0 action on CBS Sports Network. All times Eastern
SMU vs. North Texas
Date: Saturday, Sept. 3 | Time: 7:30 p.m.
Location: Apogee Stadium — Denton, Texas
TV: CBS Sports Network [Channel finder]
Live stream: CBSSports.com | Mobile: CBS Sports App
Spread: SMU -10.5 | Will the Mustangs cover? Check out SportsLine’s Week 1 projections
Storylines: This will be the ninth consecutive year that SMU and North Texas have played, and the Mean Green will be looking to use their home field advantage to notch another victory. Both of North Texas’ wins since the renewal of the series in 2014 have come at home, with the last victory coming in 2018. The Mustangs have won three straight but are breaking in a new head coach in Rhett Lashlee, who spent the last two seasons as Miami’s offensive coordinator after holding the same role at SMU in 2018 and 2019. Both squads are picked to finish in the top half of their respective conferences.
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