This is a cute article, I would’ve kept out A&M vs UTSA since this is their 1st ever meeting.
If you watched the 2014 Georgia Southern @ Georgia Tech game or better yet, if you attended the game, then you would know the ACC referees took the game out of the players hands with a terrible reversal of an ON THE FIELD call (requires indisputable evidence…it’s still being disputed). Georgia Southern was the better team that day and still has the more dynamic roster. Thank you Paul Johnson and the Tech AD for not being scared (UGAg) and rescheduling the Eagles…GS won’t leave it in question this go around. It would be great for the state if GS and Tech continued to schedule a game (maybe a H&H once Paulson Stadium is expanded to 30k) every other year. Athletically, as of late, the two schools are closer to peers than big brother-little brother.
Georgia has played Georgia Southern six times since 1992, Georgia Tech only once. I don’t think Georgia is scared of GS.
Interesting that 5 of those 6 times were when Georgia Southern had 63 scholarships. The 6th game was a carry over from GS’s FCS days and Georgia elected to move the game from 2016 to 2015 probably because they didn’t want an additional year of FBS recruiting for GS. Georgia was gifted that win last year and every dawg fan knows it. For both parties, it is understood that Georgia no longer wants any part in scheduling GS and frankly that’s fine by me.
Don’t worry Kevin Kelly, that’s just GS non-sense talk. They told GSU that they’d never beat GS – but in the just the second meeting (last year) GSU gave them their worst defeat in the history of Paulson High School County Stadium, The glory days of GS are behind them. The newsflash to GS is that they are the #4 team in the state of Georgia and they think that they are #1.
Georgia Tech got up big in that game and then let up and allowed Georgia Southern back in, the Eagles were far from the better team that day.
Georgia Southern’s coach was on his way out and focused on a million dollar salary…way to go. How’d that bowl game work out for the mighty Panthers? Let’s compare some numbers for a minute…17-53 (129th in FBS) vs. 375-200-10 (14th in FBS)…0 D1 National Championships vs. 6 D1 National Championships (most all-time)…0 D1 Conference Titles vs. 11 D1 Conference Titles. WHEW! I can certainly understand why a Panther fan (those exist?) would cling like hell to that win against Georgia Southern! Run along now, let us men get back to it.
GS has never beat UGA – GS has never beat GT – GS is 50/50 against GSU.
So your excuse is that GS got pounded at home by GSU cause your coach was dreaming about a real job? Really? That’s all it took for the mighty Beagles to lose at home? A coach’s daydream? All that tripe that GS spews about GSU and you got pounded in just the second effing year by a five year old football team? Fact is that Richt got fired because he almost lost to GS so that should tell you about how little respect there is for the GS product. So maybe GS needs to realize that they may start to fall behind KSU or Mercer. You guys have such an incredible false sense of entitlement from all those Pee-Wee league trophies. Probably ought to go on back to FCS Pee-Wee league! How about that Capt GAyTAy?
The Real GSU has played UGA and GT once with equal scholarships. Do you understand that having 22 less scholarships is a disadvantage? Once the playing field was made even, the Real GSU lost by a combined 10 points in their first outings with 85 scholarships. Again, I appreciate GT rescheduling the Real GSU unlike UGAg (I bet you’re a UGAg fan before a GAy St fan). Do you understand that when a head coach does not prep their team for a game that the team is unprepared? Big concepts here. Do you have any facts or just opinions? Richt was on the hot seat at the start of that season and the season before that…try to keep up. The fact that you recognize KSU and Mercer says a lot about where you view GAy St. Pee-Wee trophies…you’re talking about Division 1 National Championships. Do you understand that prior to the College Football Playoff, the FCS Playoff was the highest form of a college football playoff in existence? Oh but computers picking two teams worked out every time. The Real GSU should go back to FCS? You mean the Real GSU with the 18-7 FBS record (.720)? How about GAy St with the 7-30 FBS record (.189). This is too easy man, c’mon. (A) Why would GAy St field a football team and (B) why would ANYONE be a fan???? LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL LOL!!!
Southern has never beaten Georgia and never will.
what about the Brigham Young-Utah State game or the Notre Dame-Navy game?
Neither BYU nor USU are a Power 5. And Notre Dame and Navy aren’t in the same state.
Matt probably meant to say the BYU-Utah game. Utah is a P5, but BYU is not. The summary would read something like this:
When: Saturday, Sept. 10, 5:30pm MT
Where: Rice-Eccles Stadium, Salt Lake City, UT
All-Time Series Leader: Utah, 58-34-4 (62.5%)
Last-Five: Utah, 5-0 (100%)
Utah has dominated its little brother, BYU, over the last 13 meetings (10-3, 77%). And they will certainly do so again this fall.
how would BYU qualify as a “Big” brother?
Bill, Utah would be the big brother
Someone asked that on Twitter, FBSchedules replied “BYU generally considered P5 so not included.”
BYU fits the P5 requirement for scheduling for most if not all conferences. The SEC looks at BYU as a P5…last time I checked the SEC is the premier program in College Football.
good article ….but i would say Georgia Southern has a much better chance of beating Georgia Tech than many of the games you have ranked as more likely. I don’t think very many people would be surprised is Georgia Southern wins that game.
Utah had to be invited to a conference to be considered P5. BYU did it on their own.
BYU is considered by some to be a P5 “for scheduling purposes.” But we’re not actually a P5, since we don’t belong to a P5 conference. That’s why it’s so important for us to get into the Big XII…the fate and viability of our football program rests on it. If we don’t get in and become an actual P5, our future looks no better than that of New Mexico State.
By that thinking, Toledo would also be considered a Power 5 Power Team, since it can beat 1/2 or more of teams from Power 5 Conferences…
Little brother = going on every web site possible to talk about how Utah should really be a big brother
I think ECU is NC State’s big brother when it comes to football.
ECU has not only won 3 out of 5, but 9 out of the last 15.
Go Pirates! Argh!
What about Penn State vs Pitt this year?
Pitt is P5.
PSU is B1G/Power 5 also
I don’t think many Ohio State fans see any MAC schools as “little brother.” The only school that would make sense to have that designation would be U of Cincinnati.
Toledo, Ohio and BGSU, Ohio are both vastly better than Cincinnati, Ohio !!! As is Ohio Bobcats
Don’t care what anyone from the SEC says, this is how you schedule an FCS opponent. 2 Power 5 teams, 1 real away game, and a lot of happiness from viewers.
Only the SEC refuses to schedule a real OOC schedule. Even Alabama has a joke of a 2016 schedule outside of their 1 great OOC “neutral” site game in Texas against the USC Trojans.
Too bad Florida’s schedule is a joke. 1 Power 5 OOC opponent — Florida State.
Meanwhile FSU plays 2 Power 5s and a strong AAC team on the road.
SEC is a joke.
Wow, for the SEC to be a joke, you guys sure do talk about them a lot, like consistently!
Why do you think that is? I’ll give you a hint: it’s not jealousy.
It’s because the SEC bends the rules to get overinflated records every single year. 8 conference games. Maybe 1 Power 5 team. 2 low level FBS teams (C-USA or Sunbelt) and an FCS team. EVERY. SINGLE. YEAR.
Now, if you took one of those low level FBS teams and turned it into either: 1) a conference games (making it 9 total), or 2) another Power 5 team…. then we would give you credit. However, you don’t, so we will continue to complain, scream SEC bias, and complain, until your conference addresses it.
The fact that even Nick Saban stated that he thinks the SEC should cancel FCS games and play 9 conference games should make you SEC fans open your eyes. Saban even admitted that playing 9 conference games as opposed to 8 was much harder and would make it more difficult for some teams to advance to the CFP. Yet, the rest of your conference are cowards. So, Nicky boy schedules his team to deal with the rest of the SEC… I will only even defend Alabama as a good football team in this conference. Every other team is a joke. A JOKE. Alabama >>>>> SEC. The rest of the SEC should propose to Alabama and thank them for making that conference. Period.
I know what Magic Nick said, not sure if he has enough swagger to get it done though, that’s why I don’t complain much about things I have no control of. I think calling a whole conference A JOKE or OVERRATED is a bit extreme but that’s your opinion & with that I will respect it, sad, but I will respect it.
Don’t look at SEC teams preseason or in season SOS. Don’t look at how many SEC teams are playing opponents with winning records in October and November. Don’t look at how the SEC pays for its women’s sports, many of which are very successful. You will not like what you find.
Seriously, ever single team in D-1 uses men’s bball and football to pay for women’s sports as well as most other men’s sports. Your argument is moot, you fool.
Scheduling across all P5 conferences should be made uniform
1)All conferences go to 9 game schedule..that’s you SEC and ACC which stupidly play a 6-1-1 format with 14 teams. That makes you play 6 teams in your conf just twice in 12 years.
2)All conferences with a divisions play a 6-3 format or 5-4(P12).
3)NO FCS games in the actual season. Play FCS games in the spring instead of the inter squad spring game,
4)Every school must schedule at least 1 an actual P5 OOC. If you fail to do so you’re automatically not eligible for the playoff that year. The bottom schools annually can bail but won’t be rewarded if they happen to be better than their AD thought, thus why they don;t schedule P5’s OOC
Wasn’t there a Power 5 Div I opponent available?
Not one who would sign a 1-year contract without expecting a home game in return.
common sense, you are a joke
the acc right along with you is the joke
The sec nay schedule cupcakes but the whole acc outside of 4 teams is all cupcakes
Let’s be real legendary coach Bowden said he didn’t want a rough game every week in sec
Gotta love all you know it alls. Let’s be honest here, none of you even played football at a D1 level. You guys couldn’t
Should’ve scheduled Georgia Southern. Oh wait, the Eagles would beat the Nokes just like they did the Gators.
wish both teams would just go away
Awe because he tired of getting best both
Of course, as a Gator you WOULD wish that. Neither team has a YouTube video of their players blocking EACH OTHER during a game!
IKR, Alabama is actually pretty good, but FSU is decent at most.
Life would be amazing without these teams.
Too bad you want both teams to go away. Sad, really, since most Noles route for the Gators when you’re playing anyone else. Gotta keep the love in the state, after all.
“…decent at best…?” Keep tellin yourself that, Dinosam.
boy gone thats why we (fsu) demolish yall every year (gators) last time yall beat us was with tim tebow you just mad that yall cant beat us.
Ummm, No. Most Nole fans do NOT root for the Gators. Ever.
It’s a major eye test for color vision. Crimson? Garnet? Which is which? You decide. :)
Also, this is now VERY appropriately a “Kick Off” classic! At the rate both UA and ½SU are “kicking off” players who commit crimes, we could have a side score running on players kicked off between now and 2017!
Like Aaron Hernandez, shot em up!!
Well, at least there are kicking players off the team before the players gets the University in trouble. Some schools just ignore it until something really bad happens & it is to late.
Like who? Which University is kicking players off the team before the press sets in and causes trouble?
Every team at some point in time kick players off for team violations before the player gets the school in trouble.
This would have been great if it was in the last two or three years.
Oct. 17, 2015
These are two great Universities with exceptional Coaches and athletic programs, who produce many top notch players that go each year to the pros, so all is not bad. I think this will be great for college football. Looking forward to it!
By deciding to play this against Alabama, FSU thinks that they can magically become good in the next couple years. Seems unlikely.
what is it 6 in a row 7 in a row gators should go to mountain conference maybe they win a game there
At least Florida State has the guts to play Alabama in their first game of the season, ask Baylor, TCU, Boise State, and I could go on and on. you know the teams that say that they belong in the top 4 at the end of the year. If they played Alabama, that would shut up the majority of the teams whining out there. Props go to FSU for excepting the challenge. Roll Tide Roll
Props right back atcha, Ricky G – have been waiting for a regular season match up with the Tide f o r e v e r – at least since ’07. Hope it’s a keeper spot every season! We’ll both be bringing our A game, lots of talent in coaching and players with heart. Nice to hear something positive from fans of the opposition! Good luck NYE – Beat *ichigan State!!!
Props right back atcha, Ricky G – looking forward to it!!!
I’m going! And I’ll be going with a FSU fan of all things. Oh well, another season, another tough opponent, another Tide victory. This Dynasty ain’t dead after all. Looks to be another great game between elite programs and heartburn for Danny Kanell… Ha! Roll Tide!
What a great kickoff for 2017! Maybe Ohio State can learn from this. Play someone!
They do. They open with Bowling Green this year.
Actually the non-conference schedule was reduced from 5 OOC games (BE) to 3 (B12) when they moved conferences.
Is it possible this game will be over shadowed by Baylor actually playing an OOC game in 2017 with a team from a BCS/P5 conference for the first time this decade?
Baylor has Sam HOUSTON State already booked for 2017 opener
Mike my effort at sarcasm did not go so well.
At this time Baylor is scheduled to play Duke in 2017. The games with Duke would be the first OOC game Baylor will play this year against a team from a BCS/P5 conference.
The Baylor Duke game is scheduled for 9/23/2017.
How could espn talk about anything else?
As a SHSU alum I can say you never know what you’re going to get out of our team – we were actually leading Baylor at the half in 2012.
Nice, nice, nice match up, great game! This seems to be a sequel to the 2007 J’ville game between these two.
Can someone give me a idea of the date for this game?
9/02/17 It may move but I doubt it.
alabama is finally playing better game now only if they can stop playing fcs teams at the end of the year that would be great
Wake me when they play a home and home with an OOC opponent, I’d be really impressed if they leave the SEC footprint for the game.
They had a home-and-home with Michigan State but pussed out.
I guess you guys missed the H&H with Penn State in 2010 and 2011
One home-and-home for the Tide in how many years? ooh, I’m impressed…not.
Rumor is Bama vs Texas Tech in 2019 and Arizona in 2020 , both back in Dallas kickoff game….
The match-up a lot of people wanted to see the last two seasons is finally going to happen! I hope it lives up to the hype.
Amazing how so many are jealous of Alabama.. Roll Tide
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