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NFL, Ryder Cup, college football lead weekend sports schedule

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NFL, Ryder Cup, college football lead weekend sports schedule
Chicago Bears quarterback Justin Fields will make his NFL debut as a starter against the Cleveland Browns on Sunday in Cleveland. Photo by Mark Black/UPI | License Photo

Sept. 24 (UPI) -- The 2021 Ryder Cup and dozens of NFL and college football matchups fill the weekend sports schedule. NASCAR's Cup Series Playoffs, boxing and UFC title fights and several soccer and MLB games also pack the slate.

A total of 14 NFL matchups and 105 college football games air from Friday through Sunday.

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The football weekend starts with a game between Middle Tennessee State and Charlotte at 6:30 p.m. EDT Friday on CBSSN.

It ends with a Sunday Night Football meeting between Aaron Rodgers' Green Bay Packers and the San Francisco 49ers in Santa Clara, Calif.

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NFL matchups

The NFL's Sunday schedule features nine games at 1 p.m. EDT, two games at 4:05 p.m., two at 4:25 p.m. and one at 8:20 p.m.

The Indianapolis Colts face the Tennessee Titans in one of the early divisional games on CBS. Patrick Mahomes' Kansas City Chiefs host Justin Herbert's Los Angeles Chargers in another 1 p.m. EDT CBS matchup.

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The Pittsburgh Steelers host the Cincinnati Bengals in the latest edition of their AFC North rivalry at 1 p.m. EDT Sunday in Pittsburgh.

Chicago Bears rookie Justin Fields makes his first NFL start against the Cleveland Browns at 1 p.m. EDT Sunday in Cleveland.

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Lamar Jackson's Baltimore Ravens take on the Detroit Lions at 1 p.m. EDT Sunday in Detroit.

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Tom Brady and the Tampa Bay Buccaneers match up with the Los Angeles Rams in one of the most anticipated matchups of the weekend. That game kicks off at 4:25 p.m. EDT Sunday on Fox.

Ryder Cup

The 2021 Ryder Cup tees off Friday and runs through Sunday at Whistling Straits Golf Course in Sheboygan, Wis.

Team USA is favored to beat Team Europe, despite its lack of recent success at the biennial tournament. The Ryder Cup, which was suspended for one year due to COVID-19, airs on Golf Channel and NBC.

The tournament features four-ball, foursome and singles format. The first team to record 14.5 points wins. The Europeans are the defending champions and own seven of the last 10 titles.

No. 1 Jon Rahm of Spain leads Team Europe. No. 2 Dustin Johnson leads the Americans.

COLLEGE FOOTBALL

Notre Dame, the No. 12 team in the Coaches Poll, battles No. 15 Wisconsin in one of the first major matchups Saturday.

That game kicks off at noon EDT Saturday at Soldier Field and airs on Fox.

No. 2 Georgia takes on Vanderbilt at noon EDT Saturday on SEC Network. No. 1 Alabama hosts Southern Miss at 7:30 p.m. on SEC Network.

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No. 3 Oklahoma hosts West Virginian at 7:30 p.m. on Fox. No. 4 Oregon hosts Arizona at 10:30 p.m. on ESPN.

No. 5 Texas A&M faces No. 18 Arkansas at 3:30 p.m. on CBS. Texas battles Texas Tech in a rivalry matchup at noon on ABC.

Tennessee faces Florida in an SEC test at 7 p.m. ESPN.

Friday

Golf

Ryder Cup: Day 1 from 8 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT on Golf Channel

MLB

Cardinals at Cubs at 2:20 p.m. EDT on ESPN (Out of market only)

Yankees at Red Sox at 7:10 p.m. EDT on ESPN

Braves at Padres at 10:10 p.m. EDT on ESPN (Out of market only)

College football

Wake Forest at Virginia at 7 p.m. EDT on ESPN2

UNLV at No. 22 Fresno State at 10 p.m. EDT on CBSSN

NASCAR

Truck Series Victoria's Voice Foundation 200 at 9 p.m. EDT on FS1

Saturday

Soccer

Premier League: Manchester City at Chelsea at 7:30 a.m. EDT on NBCSN

Premier League: Aston Villa at Manchester United at 7:30 a.m. EDT on Peacock Premium

La Liga: Atletico Madrid at Alaves at 8 a.m. EDT on ESPN+

Premier League: Liverpool at Brentford at 12:30 p.m. EDT on NBCSN

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Bundesliga: Borussia Dortmund at Borussia Monchengladbach at 12:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN+

Ligue 1: Montpellier at PSG at 3 p.m. EDT on beIN Sports

La Liga: Villarreal at Real Madrid at 3 p.m. EDT on ESPN+

MLS: Atlanta at Philadelphia at 3:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN+

MLS: Orlando at New England at 7 p.m. EDT on ESPN+

MLS: Montreal at Columbus at 7:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN+

MLS: Cincinnati at DC United at 7:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN+

MLS: New York Red Bulls at NYCFC at 7:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN+

MLS: Toronto at Colorado at 8 p.m. EDT on ESPN+

MLS: Houston at Minnesota at 8 p.m. EDT on ESPN+

MLS: LAFC at San Jose at 10 p.m. EDT on ESPN+

MLS: Dallas at Vancouver at 10 p.m. EDT on ESPN+

MLS: Salt Lake at Portland at 10:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN+

Golf

Ryder Cup: Day 2 from 9 a.m. to 7 p.m. EDT on Golf Channel

College football

Notre Dame vs. Wisconsin at noon EDT on Fox

Georgia at Vanderbilt at noon EDT on SEC Network

Missouri at Boston College at noon EDT on ESPN2

LSU at Mississippi State at noon EDT on ESPN

Boise State at Utah State at noon EDT on CBS

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Villanova at Penn State at noon EDT

SMU at TCU at noon EDT on FS1

Texas Tech at Texas at noon EDT on ABC

UMass at Coastal Carolina at 1 p.m. EDT on ESPN+

Texas A&M at Arkansas at 3:30 p.m. EDT on CBS

Rutgers at Michigan at 3:30 p.m. EDT on ABC

Iowa State at Baylor at 3:30 p.m. EDT on Fox

Colorado State at Iowa at 3:30 p.m. EDT on FS1

Clemson at NC State at 3:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN

Louisville at Florida State at 3:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN2

Georgia State at Auburn at 4 p.m. EDT on SEC Network

UCLA at Stanford at 6 p.m. EDT on Pac-12 Network

Tennessee at Florida at 7 p.m. EDT on ESPN

Kentucky at South Carolina at 7 p.m. EDT on ESPN2

Nebraska at Michigan State at 7 p.m. EDT on FS1

Kansas State at Oklahoma State at 7 p.m. EDT on ESPN+

North Carolina vs. Georgia Tech at 7:30 p.m. EDT on ACC Network

Southern Miss at Alabama at 7:30 p.m. EDT on SEC Network

West Virginia at Oklahoma at 7:30 p.m. EDT on ABC

Akron at Ohio State at 7:30 p.m. EDT on Big Ten Network

South Florida at BYU at 10:15 p.m. EDT on ESPN2

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Arizona at Oregon at 10:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN

Oregon State at USC at 10:30 p.m. EDT on FS1

MLB

Yankees at Red Sox at 4:10 p.m. EDT on MLB Network (Out of market only)

White Sox at Indians at 7:15 p.m. EDT on Fox

Braves at Padres at 7:15 p.m. EDT on Fox

Boxing

Anthony Joshua vs. Oleksandr Usyk at 5:10 p.m. EDT on DAZN

UFC 266 on ESPN+

Jessica Andrade vs. Cynthia Calvillo at 10 p.m. EDT

Curtis Blaydes vs. Jairzinho Rozenstruik after first fight

Nick Diaz vs. Robbie Lawler after second fight

Valentina Shevchenko vs. Lauren Murphy after third fight

Alexander Volkanovski vs. Brian Ortega after fourth fight

NASCAR

Xfinity Series Alsco Uniforms 302 at 7:30 p.m. EDT on NBCSN

Sunday

Soccer

Serie A: Sampdoria at Juventus at 6:30 a.m. EDT on beIN Sports

La Liga: Levante at Barcelona at 10:15 a.m. EDT on ESPN+

Premier League: Tottenham Hotspurs at Arsenal at 11:30 a.m. EDT on NBCSN

MLS: Nashville at Chicago at 1 p.m. EDT on ESPN+

MLS: Seattle at Kansas City at 7 p.m. EDT on ESPN+

MLS: Los Angeles Galaxy at Austin at 9:30 p.m. EDT on ESPN2

Golf

Ryder Cup: Day 3 from noon to 6 p.m. EDT on NBC

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NFL

Colts at Titans at 1 p.m. EDT on CBS

Falcons at Giants at 1 p.m. EDT on Fox

Chargers at Chiefs at 1 p.m. EDT on CBS

Bengals at Steelers at 1 p.m. EDT on CBS

Bears at Browns at 1 p.m. EDT on Fox

Ravens at Lions at 1 p.m. EDT on CBS

Saints at Patriots at 1 p.m. EDT on Fox

Cardinals at Jaguars at 1 p.m. EDT on Fox

Washington at Bills at 1 p.m. EDT on Fox

Jets at Broncos at 4:05 p.m. EDT on CBS

Dolphins at Raiders at 4:05 p.m. EDT on CBS

Seahawks at Vikings at 4:25 p.m. EDT on Fox

Buccaneers at Rams at 4:25 p.m. EDT on Fox

Packers at 49ers at 8:20 p.m. EDT on NBC

MLB

Mets at Brewers at 2:10 p.m. EDT on TBS

Astros at Athletics at 4:07 p.m. EDT on MLB Network (Out of market only)

Yankees at Red Sox at 7:08 p.m. EDT on ESPN

NASCAR

Cup Series Playoffs: South Point 400 at 7 p.m. EDT on NBCSN

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