Did Fresno State already play a game at BYU? I’m only asking because I see that BYU is playing at Fresno State in 2017, but I don’t recall Fresno State playing in Provo in recent memory.
Scratch that. Fresno State is playing at BYU this November.
I’m surprised Fresno isn’t getting a home game against UCLA. For UCLA, their fans could travel to a road game against a quality opponent. Plus, Fresno has a history of hosting big-name teams.
Look at that 2017 OOC schedule. Yes, one FCS, but @ ‘Bama, @ Washington, then home for BYU. That is scheduling up. Nice schedule Fresno.
Fresno could be the first team ever to beat Incarnate Word in Alabama in back to back weeks. They probably won’t; but they could..
Would be interesting to see how many West LA types would travel to Fresno for a game. Those that did probably wouldn’t admit it to their friends!
I think it’d be nice for Fresno State fans to have an opportunity to see their team play in a venue like the Rose Bowl. And for the players to have an opportunity to play on such a storied field. It is a really nice stadium with an awesome history.
I went down to watch Fresno State play UCLA back in ’08 at the Rose Bowl. Fresno beat them and there was a nasty heat wave that day. People were passing out from the heat. So the Bulldogs have played there.
That is so true because playing in that dumpy cement box they call a stadium is no great thrill. The rose bowl is second to none.
Will there be a travel package available for the Alabama game?
You’ll have to check with the school on that.
I thought Minnesota was a middle of the road Big Ten team and here they schedule (or confirm) New Mexico State to their home schedule for both 2018 and 2020. Do the Gophers have something better to offer their season ticket holders in those two years in their non-conference play then New Mexico State and Miami Ohio? No offense (if that’s possible), but New Mexico State has only one winning season (7-5 in ’02) in the last 13 seasons played (40-117, .255 in those 13 years). I think Minnesota can see (or hope, knowing they’ve lost before to NMS) these to be wins. With the Gophers still needing 1 non-conference game for each of those two seasons and still having no P5 games on their NC docket, who are they working with to fill those gaps? With what the B1G is trying to implement across the conference I don’t think this helps the cause.
Since the Big Ten wants their members to stop scheduling FCS teams, this is what fans will see.
Minnesota is no longer allowed to schedule NDSU. Kind of ironic as the Bison are a better team.
Bill. agree with you, it’s is kind of ironic as the Bisons at this time are probable better than at least half of the Power Five Schools. My thoughts are; what is Minnesota going to do when there are no Power Five Schools left to schedule, use an excuse like others and say there weren’t any to schedule with? Poor Planning equals Poor Results.
New Mexico State is horrible. They even stole Oklahoma States Pistol Pete mascot, lol
To all y’all that are saying New Mexico State is awful. New Mexico State is 1-1 Agaisnt Minnesota all time.
I hope ATL will get to host a Super Bowl in its new stadium
Me too, RISE UP!
The NFL likes to reward teams who build new stadiums with hosting a Super Bowl so I am pretty sure that Atlanta’s turn will come.
As a Vikings fan, I am very happy that Minnesota will host Super Bowl LII. It hasn’t fully sunk in yet but over the next four years it definitely will!
What about Seattle as host? It is the most gorgeous setting in football and warmer than New York City.
I can see the 12th man now surrounding the stadium screaming their lungs out when Seattle play in it’s 6th Super bowl in a row!!
You can say what you want about the new stadium craze, but I think Minnesota’s have been justified (both Target Field and the new Vikings dome). The Metrodome was a bust and it took the roof caving in to get a new stadium plan going. The new Vikings stadium looks a classy venue without being too exorbitant, while Target Field is a classic baseball venue. Sports fans in the Twin Cities have it pretty good right now.
I was fortunate to see both the Twins and the Vikings play at the old Metropolitan Stadium. I also saw both teams play in the dome. Hooray for Target Field but I’m sorry they put the Vikes in another enclosed venue because like Lambeau in Green Bay, outdoors in December in Minnesota was always a benefit. The Vikings haven’t won once since they moved to the Dome and I watched the last time they won the NFC Championship against the LA Rams at minus 16 degrees outdoors in 1976. Not all Minnesota fans are wusses like me. (I moved to the Sun Belt ten years ago.)
Even though it’s “neutral” I consider LSU-Wisconsin to be a home-and-home and this is the LSU leg. A great one, no doubt. But it would count as an SEC game in my book. If the Green Bay game is in primetime and the two programs haven’t fallen apart by then, that will make the B1G list for sure.
No Utah v Michigan? Wow
That should be a good game. I don’t think that is one of the prime time games though, I’m thinking noon start at the big house.
You said Rutgers never won a conference title in the underwhelming Big East… but they were co-champions just 2 years ago (in 2012).
Rutgers lost to Louisville, 20-17, they would have been Bug East champs if they won.
I cannot believe the MU-OSU game was left out!
A time for that game hasn’t been announced yet. Therefore, we couldn’t put it in a ranking of primetime games.
No MSU v. Oregon? You’re leaving out two “top 5“ teams??…. I guess.
Game time has not been announced yet. This article only ranked the games that have been scheduled for Primetime.
UHHHHHHH……Bucks fan here, but um anyone by chance notice Mich effin State VS Oregon Sucks the 2nd game of the year?!???!??! Two top 10 teams doesn’t quite make the cut i suppose…haha, wow.
Yes, it’s been set for 6:30 on FOX. But it could have easily been a 3:30 national ABC or ESPN game. Article has to be based on games available at the time.
it doesn’t matter if MSU vs Oregon was played at 8:00 am eastern on Sunday. The game would still be in the top 3 of this list. C’mon man….
And Yes. Well aware of the ‘Primetime’ tag of the article. But c’mon man….really? Week 2 of a CFB year and you think there is any chance in holy horse nuts that MSU/OU isn’t a night game??? Its ridiculous to leave it off…OSU/MSU that was announced as Primetime being excluded for Nov totally understandable..But a non-conference top 10 game…no chance
“Article” is a joke. Absolute piss
Sorry you feel that way. Keep in mind it was written in April before more of the primetime matchups were officially announced.
The rating system sucks! Why doesn’t Ohio State play more games with TOP 25 teams. What? Two or three a year for a football factory!!?!? Pretty soft schedule and STILL no Championships lately……daaaa!!
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Wake game is in Monroe, correct? Not Winston-Salem……
Bowling Green lost to Mississippi State last season, not Ole Miss. Also that game (BGSU/WKU) has been moved from Thursday the 28th to Friday the 29th.
Good catch on the Mississippi’s Phil. Thanks.
Yes, in Monroe! Played in Winston-Salem last year. Final game in a home and home series.
This is the biggest game of the season for Boise State. It is against an SEC team in Mississippi that will be a good ( certainly not SEC championship material) match. It is Boise’s only game against a Big 5 (BCS) team all season and a loss after getting pounded by Washington, BYU and Oregon State in 2013, Boise needs to prove that it can compete with teams other than Mountain West, Sun Belt and AAC teams like UConn (3-9) in 2013. Continous 3rd tier bowl games against mediocre PAC 12 schools like the past 4 seasons is no way to build a national brand. Go Broncos!
It will definitely be a huge challenge for Boise State this season without Chris Petersen. Here’s hoping that they can win against Mississippi at the Georgia Dome. Boise State would have played Alabama in the 2011 national title game had it not been for their placekicker missing a field goal at the final horn against TCU. Which is painful reality because I have wanted (and would still like to see) Boise State win the National Championship some year.
Akron was 1-11 the 2 years prior to Bowden’s arrival and 1-11 his first year.
Eh? No FSU at Louisville? Should be #1 on the list.
This list is for the opening night of the season, Thursday, Aug. 28 only.
We’ll being a HU grad I am going to enjoy the hospitality of Akron when I drive up from Columbus. Plan to leave a victor though. :)
Rutgers does play Michigan, Ohio State, Nebraska, and Wisconsin in a row, but they do have a bye week between Michigan and Ohio State. Not sure if that is something to be included or not, but should definitely be something known for those who are not aware.