Week 1 Saturday 6-Pack Part 1: From Dublin to Lambeau

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Already declared the greatest opening Saturday in college football history, Week 1 deserves a picks column befitting the occasion. In this case, however, a singular column simply isn’t befitting the occasion.

Standard fare here at CFB Huddle is to examine the weekend’s six best games in a six-pack format. Last year’s Week 1 also featured Six-Packs on Thursday and Friday, with both of those days featuring impressive slates.

I’ve done the same for Week 1 2016, but this season’s opening Saturday is so stacked, trimming the preview to just six games was just not possible. So, Part 1 of a fully loaded double dip previews the six best games of the early portion of the docket, kicking off earlier than usual — 7:30 a.m. Eastern, live from Dublin, Ireland — and winding down in the afternoon from Lambeau Field in Green Bay, Wisconsin.

SATURDAY SIX-PACK: Maui Brewing Company Coconut Hiwa Porter

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It’s a kegs-and-eggs kinda Week 1, with action kicking off unusually early. For those ushering in the college football season with a hearty breakfast and the Georgia Tech-Boston College matchup, Maui Brewing Company’s Coconut Hiwa Porter combines the summer vibe of Labor Day weekend with its Hawaiian, coconut brew, into a breakfast-appropriate porter.

If you opt to replace the traditional Irish Tea in the Full Breakfast with this porter, no one will blame you.

SEASON RECORD: 8-4 (2-10 ATS)

The first two days went poorly ATS, and Friday was bad for head-to-head winners. Temple, Georgia State and Arkansas State all faltered at home as favorites.