Spectacular Start: Mexican college football season kicks off with force

Football fever is sweeping Mexico as the college football season prepares to begin with an impressive lineup of 33 universities. The stars of the show are undoubtedly the “Big 14,” a group of top-tier football institutions in Mexico known for producing some of the sport’s most outstanding competitors.

The season opener promises to be spectacular, emulating the NFL style. The inaugural game is set to be a thrilling affair on Thursday, September 7th, the Borregos CEM will host the Borregos Puebla in a game that promises sparks on the field. But that’s just the beginning.

Friday night, September 8, will see history made as the first ONEFA game will be played on American soil at the Houston Texans’ stadium. The reigning champions, Borregos Monterrey, will play host to Tigres UANL in a rematch of last year’s final. This clash of titans is a must-watch for football enthusiasts on both sides of the border.

Saturday brings a game rich in tradition when Águilas Blancas IPN face off against Pumas UNAM CU at the Ciudad de los Deportes stadium. The Pumas will be seeking vengeance after last year’s playoff elimination, making this matchup even more electrifying.

To cap off the weekend, on Sunday at the Estadio Olímpico México 68, the Pumas UNAM Acatlan, in another classic duel between the two best public institutions in the country, will take on Burros Blancos IPN.

While the “Big 14” captures the spotlight, the National Conference with its 19 teams is equally thrilling. It’s divided into three subgroups, starting with the North, featuring reigning champions Águilas UACH, Lobos UAC, Zorros CETYS, Potros ITSON, Cimarrones UABC, and Indios UACJ. These teams are ready to battle it out for supremacy.

The Bajio group is no less exciting, with contenders like Borregos ITESM Qro, Tecos UAG, Leones Anahuac Qro, Universidad Incarnate Word, Wolvs Arkansas St. Qro, and Lobos ULM ready to showcase their skills.

Last but not least is the Central group, boasting Leones Anahuac Cancun, Frailes U Tepeyac, Búhos IPN Medicina, Toros Salvajes UACh, Halcones UV, the return of Lobos BUAP, and the new team, Jaguares UTECI. The National Conference kicks off a week earlier than the “Big 14,” on September 2nd, with a highly anticipated clash between Frailes UT and Búhos IPN, a rematch of last year’s final in the only game of “Week 0.”

As excitement builds and fans prepare for a season filled with epic showdowns, Mexican college football promises to deliver thrilling and unforgettable moments. Expect one of the best seasons of football in Mexico to date.