College Football Returns Thursday Night!

The long wait for the college football season is finally over!

We have made it past the offseason!

NCAA college football returns this weekend, but the NAIA kicks it off Thursday night. Even though the NAIA isn’t nationally televised, there are ways to watch these games.

One game will have immediate ramifications in the rankings. Out of the six games being played Thursday, three feature ranked teams.

Without further ado, here are the games with links to watch:

Thursday, Aug. 25: How to Watch

No. 9 Reinhardt (Ga.) at No. 24 Faulkner (Ala.), 6 p.m. ET
How to Watch: (FREE)

No. 15 Georgetown (Ky.) at Kentucky Christian, 7 p.m. ET
How to Watch: Will update once found

Mount Marty (S.D.) at Presentation (S.D.), 7 p.m. ET
How to Watch:

Clarke (Iowa) at Evangel (Mo.), 7:30 p.m. ET
How to Watch: ($$$)

Valley City State (N.D.) at Jamestown (N.D.), 8 p.m. ET
How to Watch: Stretch (FREE)

Dakota Wesleyan (S.D.) at Dakota State (S.D.), 8 p.m. ET
How to Watch: Micro Sports + ($$$)

With sports media’s evolution even trickling down to the smaller leagues, and streaming on the rise, there are ample opportunities to stay up to date with the small college football around you. The Reinhardt vs. Faulkner matchup is a huge state-border-war type of game.

Georgetown will be starting the Chris Oliver era and trying to get back to national championship glory. Will you be watching any of these games to kick off the college football season?

Let us know in the comments section.

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