The 2016 NCAA Division I FBS football season, play of college football in the United States organized by the National Collegiate Athletic Association (NCAA) at the Division I Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) level, will begin on August 26, 2016, with the regular season ending December 10, 2016, and (not including all-star games) conclude on January 9, 2017 with the 2017 College Football Playoff National Championship. This is the third season of the four-team College Football Playoff tournament system.
When and where is the game?
The game kicks off at 10:30 ET on SATURDAY, SEPTEMBER 3, at University of Phoenix Stadium – Glendale, Arizona.
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The Arizona Wildcats football team is the football team of the University of Arizona, located in Tucson, Arizona, United States. The team competes in the Pac-12 Conference at the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision level. With the recent tenure of Rich Rodriguez starting in 2012, the Wildcats have compiled a 33–20 record including 3 bowl wins. The Arizona Wildcats’ main rival is the Arizona State Sun Devils. Rich Rodriguez is the current head coach.
|Arizona Wildcats football|
|Athletic director||Greg Byrne|
|Head coach||Rich Rodriguez
5th year, 33–20 (.623)
|Other staff||See Coaching staff section|
|Field||Lowell-Stevens Football Facility|
|All-time record||602–443–33 (.574)|
|Bowl record||9–10–1 (.475)|
|Conference titles||6 (1933, 1934, 1941, 1964,1973, 1993)|
|Division titles||1 (2014)|
|Colors||Cardinal and Navy Blue|
|Fight song||Fight! Wildcats! Fight!|
|Mascot||Wilbur the Wildcat|
|Marching band||The Pride of Arizona|
|Rivals||Arizona State Sun Devils|
The BYU Cougars football team is the college football program representing Brigham Young University (BYU), a private university owned by The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter-day Saints (LDS Church) and located in Provo, Utah, United States. The Cougars began collegiate football competition in 1922, and have won 23 conference titles and 1 national title. The team has competed in several different athletic conferences during its history, but since July 1, 2011, it has competed as an Independent. The team plays home games at the 63,470-person-capacity LaVell Edwards Stadium on the university’s campus.
|Brigham Young Cougars football|
|Athletic director||Tom Holmoe|
|Head coach||Kalani Sitake
1st year, 0–0 (–)
|Other staff||Ty Detmer (OC)
Ilaisa Tuiaki (DC)
|Stadium||LaVell Edwards Stadium|
|Field surface||Natural grass|
|All-time record||548–396–26 (.578)|
|Bowl record||13–20–1 (.397)|
|Claimed nat’l titles||1(1984)|
|Heisman winners||Ty Detmer (1990)|
|Colors||Blue and White|
|Fight song||The Cougar Song|
|Mascot||Cosmo the Cougar|
|Marching band||The Power of the Wasatch|
Utah State Aggies
California and Hawaiʻi will play the first game of the 2016 season at ANZ Stadium in Sydney, Australia on 27 August . This will be the first college football game in Oceania since 1985.
Boston College and Georgia Tech will play at Aviva Stadium in Dublin, Ireland on September 3, in a game billed as the Aer Lingus College Football Classic.
Wisconsin will host LSU at the first-ever Division I FBS game at Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin, also on September 3.
Virginia Tech will play Tennessee at Bristol Motor Speedway near Bristol, Tennessee on September 10. At a venue with a capacity of over 150,000, this game has the potential to break the record for the largest college football attendance by a wide margin.
Houston and Oklahoma will play week 1 of the season at NRG Stadium in Houston, in the Texas Kickoff.
Arizona and BYU will play week 1 of the season at University of Phoenix Stadium in Glendale, Arizona on September 3, in the Cactus Kickoff.
USC and Alabama will play at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas on September 3, in the Cowboys Classic.
Ole Miss and Florida State will play at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida on September 5, in the Camping World Kickoff.
North Carolina and Georgia will play week 1 at The Georgia Dome in Atlanta, Georgia on September 3, in the annual Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game. Both teams are 0-1 in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, with North Carolina losing to LSU in 2010 and Georgia falling to Boise State in 2011.