Appalachian State and Idaho will officially kick-off the 2016 Sun Belt Conference football season on Thursday. And while the two teams may share the same starting date, the circumstances are quite difference. App. State, the preseason Sun Belt Conference favorite, visits ninth-ranked Tennessee while Idaho hosts a FCS opponent in Montana State.
College football is back and one of the first games that diehard fans around the country will get to see will be held in South Philadelphia, where Temple is coming off a 10-4 season. The Owls want to capitalize on last year's campaign after winning the American Athletic East Division and appearing in their first bowl game since 2011.