8:00pm ET | ABC
In the most hyped up opening game in college football history, these two premier programs will tee it up in the brand new Mercedes-Benz Stadium. While most of the attention goes to the two head coaches, Nick Saban and Jimbo Fisher, and the two quarterbacks, Jalen Hurts and Deondre Francois, this Chick-fil-A Kickoff kickoff game will likely be determined in the trenches.
Bradley Bozeman (6050/314) answered the call a year ago and provided stability in the middle of the Crimson Tide offensive line while starting all 15 games. Derrick Nnadi (6010/310) is the anchor of the Seminoles’ defensive front and, in 2016, racked up 49 total tackles, 10.5 tackles-for-loss and 6 sacks.
Whichever team controls the line-of-scrimmage, will ultimately win this game, so these two senior linemen will be big factors on Saturday night.
Temple @ Notre Dame: FB #4 Nick Sharga vs. LB #5 Nyles Morgan
Kentucky @ Southern Miss: LB #51 Courtney Love vs. RB #25 Ito Smith
Florida vs. Michigan (Arlington, TX): TE #30 DeAndre Goolsby vs. LB #9 Mike McCray
Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia (Landover, MD) (Sunday): WO #2 Ka’Raun White vs. CB #31 Facyson
-- Phil Savage, Reese's Senior Bowl Executive Director