Week 1 of the college football season is finally here! Maryland, Navy, Virginia Tech, Virginia and other local teams all open the season with the first full slate of college football.

Here is a breakdown of all the local action.

Maryland vs. Howard

When: 12 p.m. Saturday
Where: Maryland Stadium, College Park, Md.
How to watch: Big Ten Network

The Mike Locksley era at Maryland officially begins. One year ago the team banded together with a cloud over the program and managed to stun Texas. This year there is no such cloud and the Terps get a much more manageable opponent at home. After a decent run at Virginia Tech, quarterback Josh Jackson steps in under center to lead Maryland.

Navy vs. Holy Cross

When: 3:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium, Annapolis, Md.
How to watch: CBSSN

Coming off a 10-loss season, a new-look Navy takes the field. Head coach Ken Niumatalolo has said he plans to throw the ball more this year to counter against aggressive defenses loading the box against the Midshipmen's option attack. Do not be surprised to see starting quarterback Malcolm Perry drop back more than you are used to for a Navy team.

Virginia Tech at Boston College

When: 4 p.m. Saturday
Where: Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, Mass.
How to watch: ACC Network

Bud Foster’s last season as defensive coordinator starts with a conference clash against Boston College. The defense had a rare down year in 2018 and will look to rebound back to its normal dominant form. The Hokies get a tough matchup against Boston College to start as the Eagles feature four 300-pound starters on the offensive line. Will Virginia Tech be able to get enough pressure to disrupt third-year starting quarterback Anthony Brown?

 

Virginia at Pitt

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: Heinz Field, Pittsburgh, Pa.
How to watch: ACC Network

The Cavaliers are expected to compete for the Coastal Division this season and we will know right off the bat if the Hoos are for real. Pittsburgh has not been kind to Virginia over the years as UVa has never beaten the Panthers on the road in five meetings. Quarterback Bryce Perkins will look to pick up where he left off last season when he was one of only two FBS players since 2000 to complete at least 64-percent of his passes while throwing for over 2,000 yards, rushing for over 900 yards and scoring at least 30 touchdowns.

Game of the week: Oregon vs. Auburn

When: 7:30 p.m. Saturday
Where: AT&T Stadium, Arlington, Texas
How to watch: ABC

Defense may be optional in this one.

Last year, Washington lost to Auburn in Week 1 and it colored the perception of the Pac-12 for the entire year. The conference was ultimately left out of the College Football Playoff as Auburn turned into nothing more than a middle of the pack SEC team. Both Oregon and the entire Pac-12 need a big game from quarterback Justin Herbert who is considered one of the top returning quarterbacks in the nation.

Auburn, meanwhile, will turn to a true freshman in what could be a make or break year for head coach Guz Malzahn. Will Saturday prove to be a coming-out party for quarterback Bo Nix?

Other local teams:

Jacksonville at Richmond, 7 p.m. Thursday
James Madison at West Virginia, 2 p.m. Saturday
Towson at The Citadel, 3 p.m. Saturday
Lafayette at William & Mary, 6 p.m. Saturday

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