When Does the 2024 College Football Season Start?

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Colorado head coach Deion Sanders, left, talks to his son, quarterback Shedeur Sanders, in the first half of an NCAA college football game against Stanford Friday, Oct. 13, 2023, in Boulder, Colo. Deion Sanders is accomplishing what he pledged to do by overhauling his offensive line to better protect his often-hit quarterback son. The Colorado coach reached into the transfer portal and brought in linemen from the University of Houston, Connecticut, Indiana and UTEP.
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Chase Kiddy @chaseakiddy Feb 02, 2024, 11:53 AM

The 2024 college football season starts with Week 0 games on Saturday, Aug. 24. The biggest game on the docket is Florida State vs. Georgia Tech, which will be played in Dublin, Ireland.

Five days later, Week 1 will begin on Thursday, Aug. 29, kicking off a loaded Week 1 college football schedule with several notable games, including LSU-USC, Notre Dame-Texas A&M, and Colorado-North Dakota State.

The season will end with the 2024 College Football Playoff. The first-ever FBS 12-team playoff will begin on Friday, Dec. 20 and continue on Saturday. 

The second round will take place on New Year’s Eve and New Year’s Day. The national championship will be played on Monday, Jan. 20, 2025.

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Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.

Chase Kiddy is a writer for BetMGM and co-host of The Lion's Edge, an NFL and college football podcast available on Spotify, Apple Podcasts, and everywhere else. He has also written for a number of print and online outlets, including the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Washington Post, Daily News-Record, and HERO Sports. His first novel, Cave Paintings, is in development.