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- Colleague Ivan Maisel says that openers can be a cautionary tale. Gene Wojciechowski lists 100 things he loves about college football.
- Insider Phil Steele picks this weekend's Notre Dame tilt, along with other Week 1 matchups.
- SI.com makes its season predictions, with several picking the Irish to suffer a drop-off 2013.
- If Brian Kelly keeps winning, the NFL will keep calling, Brian Hamilton writes in the Chicago Tribune.
- Malik Zaire is out Saturday because of mononucleosis, Andrew Owens writes on BlueandGold.com. Luke Massa is the third-string quarterback, if necessary.
- Verticality elevates George Atkinson III, Pete Sampson writes on IrishIllustrated.com. (Subscription required)
- Austin Collinsworth and Amir Carlisle are both ready to return after injuries cost them both the 2012 season.
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FBS INDEP. SCOREBOARD
2:56 3rd Qtr Buffalo 10 San Diego State 42 9:00 PM ET Tulane Louisiana-Lafayette Final Washington State 45 Colorado State 48 Final 20 Fresno State 20 25 USC 45
6:00 PM ET Pittsburgh Bowling Green 9:30 PM ET Utah State 23 Northern Illinois
2:30 PM ET Marshall Maryland 6:00 PM ET Syracuse Minnesota 9:30 PM ET Brigham Young Washington
12:00 PM ET Rutgers Notre Dame 3:20 PM ET Cincinnati North Carolina 6:45 PM ET Miami (FL) 18 Louisville 10:15 PM ET Michigan Kansas State
11:45 AM ET Middle Tennessee Navy 3:15 PM ET Ole Miss Georgia Tech 6:45 PM ET 10 Oregon Texas 10:15 PM ET 14 Arizona State Texas Tech
12:30 PM ET Arizona Boston College 2:00 PM ET Virginia Tech 17 UCLA 4:00 PM ET Rice Mississippi State 8:00 PM ET 24 Duke 21 Texas A&M
12:00 PM ET Nebraska 22 Georgia 12:00 PM ET UNLV North Texas 1:00 PM ET Iowa 16 LSU 1:00 PM ET 19 Wisconsin 9 South Carolina 5:00 PM ET 5 Stanford 4 Michigan State 8:30 PM ET 15 UCF 6 Baylor
7:30 PM ET 13 Oklahoma State 8 Missouri 8:30 PM ET 12 Clemson 7 Ohio State