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Gameday Central: Texas State at Florida State

After a long off-season, the 'Noles return to action against Texas State. Join us at Gameday Central to follow and talk about the game.

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Gameday Central

Texas State (0-0) at Florida State (0-0)

Watch: ESPNews, 8 PM ET

Listen: 'Nole Radio Network

Weather: Bring your ponchos. There's a 34% chance of rain at kickoff. With some luck, we'll have only small showers and no lightning. Look for 80 degrees at kickoff, cooling off to about 75 by the end of the game.

The Spread: Florida State opened as a 37 point favorite but the current line is 29.

Game CoverageGame Preview and PodcastOpponent Q&AStaff Predictions

The 'Noles will need a lot to go their way to make it to the playoffs in 2015. There are a lot of new faces on the field that will need to know their assignments and make plays. That means a different set of expectations than the last two years.  Texas State is a well coached team that will provide FSU with a solid opening opponent to work out some kinks. Goals: get better, stay healthy, get the backups in by the 4th quarter.

Texas State at Florida State Game Thread

1st Quarter

2nd Quarter/Halftime

3rd Quarter

4th Quarter

Other Games:

You know the drill. First week of the season means a lot of tune up games. Stanford at Northwestern is likely to be the best bet for the noon slot. Stanford is an 11 point favorite on the road. As you can see below, the early ACC games aren't great. Watch at your own risk.

The afternoon ACC games, however, are certainly worth tuning into. Louisville travels to Auburn. Auburn is ranked number 6. Upset? Perhaps there's a chance. The Cardinals will need some luck to take the win as an 11 point dog on the road. Virginia is also on the road to UCLA. Last year, UVA had a chance to win against UCLA. Perhaps this year? Unlikely, as the Hoos are a 19 point dog.

For now, FSU has a shot at the playoffs. Make sure you are cheering for the right teams to fail. Also, check out the best bets of week 1.

Week 1 Games, Times, and Networks:

Time Road Home TV Streaming
Noon ET Louisiana-Monroe No. 9 Georgia SEC Network
Noon ET Tennessee-Martin No. 17 Ole Miss SEC Network
Noon ET No. 21 Stanford Northwestern ESPN
Noon ET Colgate Navy CBS Sports Network
Noon ET Norfolk State Rutgers ESPNews
Noon ET Illinois State Iowa Big Ten Network
Noon ET Richmond Maryland ESPNU
Noon ET South Dakota State Kansas FSN Affiliates
12:30 p.m. ET Wofford No. 12 Clemson ACC Network
1 p.m. ET Youngstown State Pittsburgh
1 p.m. ET Maine Boston College
2 p.m. ET Portland State Washington State Pac-12 Networks
3:30 p.m. ET Louisville No. 6 Auburn CBS
3:30 p.m. ET Virginia No. 13 UCLA FOX
3:30 p.m. ET UTEP No. 18 Arkansas ESPNU
3:30 p.m. ET BYU Nebraska ABC
3:30 p.m. ET Old Dominion Eastern Michigan
3:30 p.m. ET Penn State Temple ESPN
3:30 p.m. ET Florida Atlantic Tulsa CBS Sports Network
3:30 p.m. ET Morgan State Air Force RSRM/RSNW/RSSW+
3:30 p.m. ET Sam Houston State Texas Tech FSN Affiliates
3:30 p.m. ET Albany Buffalo
3:30 p.m. ET Presbyterian Miami (OH)
3:30 p.m. ET Howard Appalachian State
3:30 p.m. ET Wagner Rice SNY/CSCA/CST
4 p.m. ET Southeast Missouri State No. 24 Missouri SEC Network
4 p.m. ET Bowling Green No. 25 Tennessee SEC Network
4 p.m. ET Southern Illinois Indiana ESPNews
4 p.m. ET Savannah State Colorado State
5 p.m. ET Grambling State California Pac-12 Networks
6 p.m. ET Bethune-Cookman Miami
6 p.m. ET Troy NC State
6 p.m. ET Towson East Carolina
6 p.m. ET Gardner-Webb South Alabama
7 p.m.. ET No. 15 Arizona State Texas A&M ESPN
7 p.m. ET Akron No. 19 Oklahoma FSN PPV
7 p.m.. ET Florida A&M South Florida
7 p.m. ET Missouri State Memphis
7 p.m. ET Alabama A&M Cincinnati FCSN/FSOH
7 p.m. ET Louisiana Lafayette Kentucky ESPNU
7 p.m. ET Jackson State Middle Tennessee
7:30 p.m. ET Texas No. 11 Notre Dame NBC
7:30 p.m. ET McNeese State No. 14 LSU SEC Network
7:30 p.m. ET Georgia Southern West Virginia FSN Affilliates
7:30 p.m. ET New Mexico State Florida SEC Network
7:30 p.m. ET UNLV Northern Illinois CBS Sports Network
8 p.m. ET No. 20 Wisconsin No. 3 Alabama ABC
8 p.m. ET Eastern Washington No. 7 Oregon Pac-12 Networks
8 p.m. ET Texas State No. 10 Florida State ESPNews
8 p.m. ET Tennessee Tech Houston
8 p.m. ET Northern Iowa Iowa State Cyclones.TV
8 p.m. ET San Diego San Diego State
10 p.m. ET Mississippi State Southern Mississippi Fox Sports 1
11 p.m. ET Arkansas State No. 8 USC Pac-12 Networks