Good match up
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What a total farce……FSU should be ashamed. There isn’t a single FBS school in need of a game in 2017 that FSU could schedule?
I am not a proponent of FBS/FCS games (unless they are proven quantity like (N.Dakota State, Eastern Washington, Sam Houston State, etc.). But FSU is playing Bama and Florida (which will be way over-ranked, but ‘alas.) Given the other two P5 schools on the OOC and one is on the road, I give FSU a pass on this one.
Quality opponent, these types of brilliant scheduling moves have been flowing off the pen of Stan Wilcox ever since he arrived in Tallahassee. Who needs to see Boise St. in Doak, when you can have Delaware St., instead? In the unlikely event that the Champions’s Club does not sell out for this raucous affair, do not fret, because Al Dunlap has insured that costs will be met….those empty seats won’t mean a thing, you can sleep well knowing that FSU has no intentions of adding another conference game or even a solid home-and-home like USF, and that you’ll continue to see teams like the Hornets throughout the Fisher era. Go ‘Noles!
FSU is playing Boise in 2019 (albeit in Jacksonville) and 2020.
Lmao yeah they do
Why did my school accept this invite….money isn’t everything.
delaware state called Jimbo
Two years ago I would have been hammering FSU for scheduling this game. Now, however, that I attend an FCS school, I see why FCS schools want to play FBS schools. After all, they’re both D1–there’s just a scholarship difference. I don’t see anything wrong with FBS schools playing FBS schools.
Play a Florida FCS… Why not FAMU? Bethune C? Or regional, Mercer, Kennesaw, Ala St or A&M? This is about the worst FCS team possible. Embarrassing.
A sad day for FSU football. My club seats will probably be empty that “game” day.
Why is it being played in J’ville now? Hard to get big names into Boise, congrats FSU.
Just found the announcement regarding the move, and I’ve added it to the copy. Not a lot of detail provided, but there’s sort of an answer.
Move to JAX is part of FSU plan to go TO their fan base. Games in Orlando, Tampa, Atlanta, and now JAX. These are the cities FSU Grads move to. Plus FSU can take paycheck from these cities and make more than for home game. ATL paying them 5 million for 2017 vs Bama.
Great point with the fan base moving & smart move on FSU part to accommodate that. Bama does the same thing with neutral site games, I assumed FSU would get more money playing in J’ville just wasn’t sure why they changed it.
Great! I’m going to that game in 2019!!! It’ll be tough for Boise State since that will probably be the first game after Rypien graduates!
Hope FSU doesn’t end up cancelling the return to Boise in 2020
McNichols is getting facemasked so hard in that photo.
Picking FSU in that series…obviously.
Isn’t that the mistake most make?
Thank You Ole Miss and FSU! I get 3 years without seeing ULM visit the Plains of Auburn. Whew…..
Appears the 2017 schedule is complete except for a small number of FBS programs still need to announce a FCS opponent.
Florida St, Miami FL, Syracuse, TCU
AF, UNLV, FIU, Ball St, Western Mich, NIU, Coastal Carolina
P5 programs who have not scheduled a P5 OOC opponent for 2017:
Miss St, Utah, Wisconsin (each has a game vs BYU)
Arizona, WSU, Colorado
On to 2018, where New Mexico State will have a difficult time filling its home schedule.
Akron, App. State and Arizona also need one game in 2017 (Akron and App. State moved 2017 game to 2022). TCU has Jackson State apparently.
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.
The “REAL” GSU just beat the GaSo clown big talkers AGAIN! GAyTAy!!!
So GaSo now has a LOSING record against GSU along with
never beating UGA and GT! So just go STFU !!!!!!!!!!
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
Where is Alabama-Auburn? Auburn is the ultimate “Little Brother” who lives to beat Big Brother, Alabama. Alabama lives to win national championships; Auburn lives to beat Alabama.
When they say little brother, I think they actually mean LITTLE BROTHER! Auburn is not a little brother to Bama, same conference, same league, Auburn has done their fair share of butt whooping on Bama in the past. If that was the case then the article would have Michigan vs Michigan St.
FSU is also UF’s big brother.