Buffaloes vs. Bizon……….that’s a “pick ’em” game….
since K State is not an SEC school I guess this is ok. Right SEC Haters like Jinzo?
The difference between KSU’s schedule and the SEC’s schedule is that KSU plays 10 power 5 games (9 conference, 1 P5 non-conference). That’s why people won’t hate on them.
Does that make sense?
Guess what, Alabama will play 10 Power 5 teams that year too, if they win the SEC.
Even better, this year Bama played *12* games against P5’s. 9 of them were SEC games. And they beat Wisconsin, Michigan State, and Clemson out of conference. Anyone else got anything close to that? I didn’t think so. Go home S-E-C-nis envy whiners.
No one is talking about just Alabama!!!!! Alabama was without a doubt the best team in the country this year. They played great. GREAT! Now moving on to my point…
If you want to play that game and USC wins the Pac-12 and CFP, they will have played 14 Power 5 games. (Pac12 championship and 2 CFP).
Take away the championship game, and you see the inherent benefit to teams playing less P5 games. If the SEC plays 1 more week of conference game, then they will have 7 more losses. That is a fact. It is indisputable.
I think K-State will take this game more serious than the NDSU game in 2014….
*correction 2013, my friend. And I doubt they will since they beat USD by like 38-0 this past season. USD is not automatically NDSU just because the coyotes pulled the upset against the bison this year.
Though you could play fcs any more.
What a joke. In 2018 Florida hosts Idaho, why not have FL v KSU instead. LSU plays UT-Chattanooga, could have LSU v KSU. Cal or Washington could play KSU instead of a FCS opponent, etc.
Nebraska has also wrapped up a second future series with Oklahoma…
KSU AD has been saying all along a home game would be scheduled with a G5, as KSU wanted seven home games. And the Wildcat AD reported just before the season they were very close to announcing the opponent. Then this announce.
So if Kansas State can change their scheduling attitude, what’s the deal with Baylor and Oklahoma State?
Kudos to Stanford for the consistently solid OOC schedules.
Completely bizarre move by Stanford. Stanford in it’s P5 scheduling seeks schools with academic pedigree thus playing Notre Dame annually, Other schools they have series with are Northwestern, TCU, Vandy, BYU,
You are completely right. Having played in two Rose Bowls, served as assistant football coach and senior associate ad at Stanford, ad at Northwestern, and ad (after their death penalty) at SMU, non-conference games are completely a tv opportunity.
This scheduling makes no sense.
Stanford wants to schedule two P5 OOC games when possible,
Maybe the Kansas State-Stanford deal was in the works for awhile but Stanford appeared to be scrambling to schedule an additional P5 for 2016.
Besides Miami-FL, KSU was the last P5 available for 2016. I was thinking a Stanford-BC series might happen in 2016, so was surprised when BC went with UConn (and no P5’s on BC OOC schedule).
With Vandy and KSU now on Stanford’s 2021 schedule, that could indicate ND did not want to schedule Stanford that season.
So with the KSU series, Stanford killed two birds with one stone. Only if every major P5 program could get two P5’s on their OOC schedule every season, the world would be a better place ;-)
Stanford 2016 schedule, includes ND as the only P5, with San Diego St and Rice also on the schedule. Stanford still looking for P5 for 2018.
Stanford’s 2024 OOC schedule is crazy with TCU, ND, and Vandy. I suspect that will change, with ND dropping off the schedule, and the annual ND-Stanford game to become only an occasional series.
I also expect ND to restart scheduling Michigan. May see ND rotate scheduling Stanford, Michigan, Michigan St, Purdue and Ohio St. Whereas the annual games with USC and Navy will stick.
And ND still has four games to schedule with BYU (now doubting that will happen)
ND has Stanford and USC road trips in alternating years so they are always in California once a year for recruits. I do not think they will take them off their schedule. As for Stanford, TCU, ND and Vandy is not that much different than Northwestern and ND this year. Maybe three P5 teams in a row is a bit much, but Vandy is traditionally weak, and who knows what TCU and ND will be like nine seasons from now.
Until the SEC plays a 9 game conference schedule, they’re irrelvant… the hardest part of playing Charleston Southern week 11 is convincing the media it’s not a joke when it so clearly is… I love people who say the Pac is down this year, when it’s easily the deepest conference in the country. Having 2 or 3 teams beat everyone else doesn’t make your conference strong, just top heavy. With a 9 game conference slate, that’s a guranteed loss for half the teams. wake up, people