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ESPN’s 2016 college football opening weekend schedule was released Monday.

Headlining the slate is defending College Football Playoff national champion Alabama, who opens up against No. 19 USC on Sept. 3 at 8 p.m. ET on ABC. Also featured during opening weekend will be No. 1 Oklahoma, No. 3 Florida State, No. 4 Clemson, No. 6 LSU and No. 7 Michigan.

See the schedule below.

Thursday, Sept. 1

• South Carolina vs. Vanderbilt, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN

Saturday, Sept. 3

• Georgia Tech vs. Boston College (in Ireland), 7:30 a.m. ET, ESPN2

• No. 1 Oklahoma vs. No. 13 Houston, Noon ET, ABC

• Hawaii vs. No. 7 Michigan, Noon ET, ESPN

• No. 6 LSU vs. Wisconsin, 3:30 p.m. ET, ABC

• No. 21 Georgia vs. No. 20 UNC, 5:30 p.m. ET, ESPN

• No. 19 USC vs. No. 2 Alabama, 8 p.m. ET, ABC

• No. 4 Clemson vs. Auburn, 9 p.m. ET, ESPN

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Sunday, Sept. 4

• No. 9 Notre Dame vs. Texas, 7:30 p.m. ET, ABC

Monday, Sept. 5

• No. 12 Ole Miss vs. No. 3 Florida State, 8 p.m. ET, ESPN

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