Our 7 best bets for Week 1 of the college football season College football is back! After a great start to the year, the first full slate of games will begin this weekend, with action both Friday and Saturday. Below we put together our best bets to make some money this weekend, including a few big favorites to cover against inferior opponents. Visit Business Insider’s homepage for more stories. College football is back! After a thrilling “Week 0” matchup between Florida and Miami started the season last week, the college football calendar kicked off in full on Thursday night with games across the country.