College football’s Week 1 kickoff is officially here.
Eight games featuring HBCUs happen on Thursday night, including FBS-FCS matchups. Headlining Thursday night is the Williard Bailey Classic between Virginia Union and Virginia Lynchburg in Richmond.
From the SWAC, Mississippi Valley State is at Tarleton State and new-look Alabama A&M travels to UAB. HBCU national champion South Carolina State heads to Orlando to face Central Florida. Bluefield State, which revived its football program last season, will face Johnson C. Smith.