October 18, 2021

College football scores, schedule, NCAA top 25 rankings, games today: Florida, Texas A&M, Washington in action – CBSSports.com

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The appetizers have been delicious, but the main course that is Week 1 of the 2021 college football season goes down Saturday with 18 ranked teams in action and five games featuring top 25 teams going head-to-head. The prime time matchups can’t be beat, though, No. 5 Georgia winning a good, ol’ fashioned defensive battle over No. 3 Clemson in Charlotte. This heavyweight matchups featured all kinds of NFL talent on both sides of the ball, but ultimately, the defenses prevailed. Elsewhere,  No. 16 LSU was upset by home-standing UCLA in the Rose Bowl. 

There was also plenty of goodness throughout the rest of the day. No. 1 Alabama and No. 18 Iowa had impressive victories over No. 14 Miami and No. 17 Indiana, respectively. No. 21 Texas got off on the right foot in the Steve Sarkisian era with a convincing double-digit victory over upset-minded No. 23 Louisiana. For the evening slate, No. 13 Florida took care of business against FAU, but No. 20 Washington suffered a stunning defeat to FCS opponent Montana. 

CBS Sports will be here every step of the way to update you with the latest scores, highlights and storylines throughout the night. All times Eastern

College football scores, schedule: Saturday

No. 2 Oklahoma 40, Tulane 35 — Recap
No. 19 Penn State 16, No. 12 Wisconsin 10 — Takeaways, highlights
No. 11 Oregon 31, Fresno State 24 — Recap, Thibodeaux injured
No. 1 Alabama 44, No. 14 Miami 13 — Takeaways, highlights
No. 8 Cincinnati 49, Miami (OH) 14 — Recap
No. 18 Iowa 34, No. 17 Indiana 6 — Recap
No. 7 Iowa State 16, Northern Iowa 10 — Recap
 No. 21 Texas 38, No. 23 Louisiana 18 — Recap 
No. 15 USC 30, San Jose State 7 — Recap
No. 5 Georgia 10, No. 3 Clemson 3 — Takeaways, highlights
No. 13 Florida 35, FAU 14 — Recap
No. 6 Texas A&M 41, Kent State 10 — Recap
UCLA 38, No. 16 LSU 27 — Takeaways, highlights
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