The college football action on opening weekend gets kicked off extra early here in the United States on Saturday, as we will be treated to a match up between the Penn State Nittany Lions and UCF Knights, a game that will be contested over in the beautiful venue of Dublin, Ireland.
For Penn State on Saturday, this game signals the beginning of a new era as they get set to be removed from sanctions rather soon. Gone is former head coach Bill O’Brien, who did a wonderful job in two years of keeping the program together, but in steps the talented James Franklin, who has returned home to Pennsylvania to coach his childhood team, after making Vanderbilt relevant the past few years,
As for UCF, they’re coming off maybe the most successful season in school history. Behind the arm of current Jacksonville Jaguars quarterback Blake Bortles, UCF won the American Athletic Conference in 2013, earning them a bid to the Fiesta Bowl. It was in that game that they stunned the college football world by defeating the Big 12 Champion Baylor Bears.
Here’s how you can watch all the action live on Saturday.
Date: August 30
Start Time: 8:30 AM ET
Location: Dublin, Ireland
Stadium: Croke Park Stadium
Live Stream: WatchESPN app
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