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2016 Schedule
Location: Houston, Texas
Stadium: Rice Stadium
Capacity: 47,000
Mascot: Sammy the Owl
Conference: Conference USA

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    1. Day
      August 9, 2016 at 11:40 am

      This is a cute article, I would’ve kept out A&M vs UTSA since this is their 1st ever meeting.

    2. Hail Southern!
      August 9, 2016 at 6:19 pm

      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.

      • Kevin Kelley
        August 9, 2016 at 8:24 pm

        Georgia has played Georgia Southern six times since 1992, Georgia Tech only once. I don’t think Georgia is scared of GS.

      • Hail Southern!
        August 10, 2016 at 5:09 pm

        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.

      • Atlanta_Mafia
        August 11, 2016 at 10:23 am

        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.

      • William Satterwhite
        August 11, 2016 at 4:33 pm

        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.

      • H
        August 11, 2016 at 5:34 pm

        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.

      • Atlanta_Mafia
        August 12, 2016 at 7:11 pm

        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?

      • Hail Southern!
        August 13, 2016 at 1:11 pm

        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!!!

      • stoopnagle
        August 26, 2016 at 4:03 pm

        Southern has never beaten Georgia and never will.

      • Atlanta_Mafia
        November 19, 2016 at 5:46 pm

        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 !!!!!!!!!!

    3. Matt Rigby
      August 9, 2016 at 9:20 pm

      what about the Brigham Young-Utah State game or the Notre Dame-Navy game?

      • David
        August 9, 2016 at 10:19 pm

        Neither BYU nor USU are a Power 5. And Notre Dame and Navy aren’t in the same state.

      • Adam
        August 10, 2016 at 11:47 am

        Matt probably meant to say the BYU-Utah game. Utah is a P5, but BYU is not. The summary would read something like this:

        Utah-Brigham Young

        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.

      • Bill
        August 10, 2016 at 3:27 pm

        how would BYU qualify as a “Big” brother?

      • C
        August 11, 2016 at 12:15 pm

        Bill, Utah would be the big brother

      • Mark S
        August 11, 2016 at 3:43 pm

        Someone asked that on Twitter, FBSchedules replied “BYU generally considered P5 so not included.”

      • Matt
        August 11, 2016 at 4:54 pm

        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.

    4. Bill
      August 10, 2016 at 3:32 pm

      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.

    5. KF Baxter
      August 11, 2016 at 3:25 pm

      Utah had to be invited to a conference to be considered P5. BYU did it on their own.

      • Wade
        August 12, 2016 at 7:54 am

        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.

      • Buzz Waldron
        September 8, 2016 at 1:49 pm

        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…

    6. zerome4sooners
      August 12, 2016 at 8:23 am

      Little brother = going on every web site possible to talk about how Utah should really be a big brother

    7. Sean
      August 15, 2016 at 3:04 pm

      I think ECU is NC State’s big brother when it comes to football.

    8. scotta@genesyspackaging.com
      August 22, 2016 at 3:39 pm

      What about Penn State vs Pitt this year?

    9. Craig
      August 23, 2016 at 1:11 am

      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.

    10. Charles Dean
      November 10, 2016 at 11:25 am

      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.

      • Day
        November 21, 2016 at 8:27 am

        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.

    11. Shelly
      December 31, 2016 at 6:46 pm

      FSU is also UF’s big brother.

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    1. MrVandy
      March 25, 2016 at 1:58 pm

      Glad to see UH-Rice renewed. This should really be an every year game, and ideally at the end of the season.

    2. Andrew
      March 29, 2016 at 5:03 pm

      Man…Houston is really scheduling some difficult games here…

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    1. Colin White
      February 10, 2016 at 9:11 pm

      Since Rice has the ability to use the Hawaii exemption in 2018, could the TAMU possibly moved up to then?

    2. Joe
      February 11, 2016 at 1:42 am

      So, Texas says they won’t play A&M because they are in-state and the Longhorns have nothing to gain by playing another in-state game…

      Then they go out and schedule Rice.

      Texas just doesn’t want to schedule games against teams in-state that they will probably lose to. Teams outside the SEC are just plain scared of competition.

      • Shep
        February 11, 2016 at 9:18 am

        Teams outside the SEC are just plain scared of competition.

        Take it easy on the sarcasm, people may think this was a serious comment.

      • Darrell
        February 11, 2016 at 4:03 pm

        In the next six years, Texas is playing Notre Dame, home-and-home with LSU, USC and Maryland, and at Cal and Arkansas. Texas doesn’t play FCS schools. Saying they are “just plain scared of competition” can’t be a serious comment.

        With regard to that one specific school, the reality is that neither Texas nor A&M have any interest in playing each other right now. The future scheduling patterns of both schools make that obvious.

      • 1texhorn
        February 12, 2016 at 1:58 am

        Yeah sounds like ur still asleep. keep on dreaming maybe when u wake up stumblin won’t be around… Sorry try playing the Woffords and the rajin cajuns perhaps that will enable u to chant easy street….no pun intended

      • Joe
        February 12, 2016 at 3:43 pm

        Obviously, if you are going to say Texas won’t schedule A&M because they are in the same state but then throw out that argument so you can play Rice, well… They are scared to play A&M. A loss by Texas to A&M has far more repercussions for Texas than a loss to Notre Dame or USC. Far more. So, why take the chance, right? I mean, Texas should beat Rice every day of the year, but A&M, probably not.

        But I don’t blame them for being scared of A&M. The way they’ve been playing, Texas may not even be in the top five in the state lately.

      • Darrell
        February 12, 2016 at 4:17 pm

        Texas isn’t playing A&M because they don’t want to play A&M, which is the same reason A&M isn’t calling up Texas to schedule a game either. Neither administration wants to play the other right now.

        In fact, A&M is the one who got their conference office to avoid a bowl game against Texas in 2014 and against Texas Tech in 2015.

    3. David
      February 12, 2016 at 1:25 am

      If they’re reasonably good enough at the same time, A&M and UT could end up second in their conferences and meet in the Sugar Bowl, and if third, the Cotton Bowl. Problem with that is… Texas has to stop stinking. Good luck with that!

    4. Gator Hater
      February 15, 2016 at 1:34 am

      Auburn and Texas needs to play. It could be the “Battle of who can lose the most assistant coaches in an off season Classic’ Long name but fun….

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    1. Gator Hater
      January 21, 2016 at 11:27 pm

      I love that the photo attached to the post shows Rice getting beat 58 to 0. Might be a similar score when they play the Pokes

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