‘Toppers will beat Peay by 35+……..UTC will be a pick-em game..
If this were an SEC team we would see 10 post about cupcakes. Go Toppers whip the Small 10!
No we only deride the SEC schools when they schedule the Div I-AA schools. Hasn’t the SEC dubbed the third weekend in November, “Div I-AA Weekend”? They are actually marketing that I think.
WKU is not I-AA. They are a quality mid-major.
People truly do need to make up their minds, when Bama schedules W. Kentucky they get bashed, meanwhile Wisconsin does it & now they’re considered a quality mid-major….what gives? Once again, when any conferences schedule these types of games, not one word but when the SEC does, they get bashed….amazing. Hilltoppers just won the Conf. USA title & they have been proven in the past they’re not fun to play against.
Wrong, people are critical of Bama not wanting to play home-and-home series – I even mentioned how Bama bought out of the MSU series. Even if the semifinal was a joke, it’d be a much more difficult game in EL. http://www.fbschedules.com/2014/06/alabama-western-kentucky-2016-football-schedule/
Day, read my post, never bashed Alabama for playing WKU, but I will bash them for playing a Div I-AA opponent. Most Big 10 schools have phased out or will phase out playing Div I-AA opponents. It’s time that the SEC does the same.
Look at it this way, moving forward …
Big 10/14 – plays 9 conference games and eventually no Div I-AA schools
Pac 12 – plays 9 conference games and generally one Div I-AA school
Big 12 – plays 9 conference games and generally one Div I-AA school
SEC – plays 8 conference games and one Div I-AA school
ACC – plays 8 conference games and one Div I-AA school
Hmmm … just saying.
SMALL 10….. SMALL 10…..SMALL 10
Shep, may be this is the reason no one is listing because you don’t have your facts straight. Alabama did not BUY OUT the series, it was mutual, Bama ask to end it & Michigan St agreed. Wrong, how would’ve of it been more difficult in East Lansing? If Bama is 5 touchdowns better then the Spartans then that score would’ve happened anywhere, now you’re are making excuses on how the semifinal was a joke. The same people that want H/N/H games don’t even attend them, it does not matter where the games are played. The best team is going to win.
It was mutual because Bama wouldn’t hold-up their end of the agreement – http://www.mlive.com/spartans/index.ssf/2013/09/source_michigan_state_didnt_wa.html
I never said MSU would win at home nor did I give any excuse for the playoff game. I was there, trust me, I’m well aware of how it went. But it all boils down to Bama not wanting to play in EL, plain and simple.
Looking at it your way I still see all conferences playing one FCS game, whats the point? Not all conferences are created equal, bashing the SEC for playing smaller schools in November, great but you’re are not bashing the conferences for playing the same smaller schools in September? If does not matter when you play them, you still play & no, I don’t think the SEC is marketing the 3rd weekend in November as Div 1-AA weekend but if that makes you feel better then hey….enjoy.
Scheduling Western Kentucky is more than a quality team to schedule with what else the Badgers have on their 2018 (BYU and nine conference games). Some of you SEC fans trying to bash this or compare it to Georgia’s recent scheduling of UMass and 1-AA Murray State need to stop drinking your Kool-Aid. Western Kentucky won Conference USA last year and their bowl game, finishing with a 12-2 record. As well, WKU has won over two-thirds of their games in the past four season going 35-17. Mean while, UMass has won no conference title or even appeared in a bowl game in the past four seasons and have totaled a 8-40 record (not so good), and as for 1-AA Murray State in the past four years we have no playoff appearances and a record of 17-29 (Hmmm?????). Not a fan of Barry Alverez and his tactics, but scheduling Western Kentucky is far superior to the recent Georgia added games.
Indian continues to schedule non league opponents that are a carbon copy of themselves-mediocre to putrid. At least the games should be competitive. Hoosier fans need only wait until October 15th when basketball practice starts and the focus of attention shifts to the sport that in which they are more competitive.
Dave, you are an idiot.
WKU will be glad to have all these p5 (a little P on purpose!) wins over Indiana for this series.
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Bama needs to complete their 2015 schedule. And any update on the USC-Bama Arlington game for 2016?
I thought Nick Saban and Alabama were just saying that all opponents should be power 5 opponents. Then they schedule Western Kentucky?
Their position is that nobody wants to play them.
Nobody wants to play them… yet they bought out a home-and-home with Michigan State?
What a joke,plenty of teams would play Alabama if they agreed to a home and away.
I agree, everybody wants to play Alabama
It’s how Alabama stays in the hunt every year. Don’t over exert yourself outside the conference. Looking ahead, only Wisconsin is a decent opponent in the next few years. I don’t think you can count WVU this year, but we’ll see.
I agree. Why does Alabama always end up in a neutral site game but does not end up in many home and home series? Yet many other teams don’t seem to have that problem. Ohio state , USC, Texas and other big programs do home and home series against other power programs. I find it hard to believe other big 5 programs would not jump at the chance to host Alabama. If it was part of a home and home series.
Everyone is scared of Bama right now ! That is why it is a one and done ! Plus they do need want to lose out on revenue of a home game.
Tough game here folks. Watch out for the Hill Toppers. They beat Kentucky last year. Of course 9 other teams beat Kentucky too. Hell minus well schedule Troy or South Alabama for this year. They would make alot of money if they went on the road to one of those 2 schools. Bama fans travel well and if you keep them in state they wouldn’t have to travel. They have fans all of the state. Some that would love to see them play but don’t have the time or money to go to Tuscaloosa.
Mississippi has beaten the Tide 2 years in a row. Bama is scared to play them boys now!!
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