Kentucky could’ve scheduled a better team for less money and without a return trip… this one is just a head scratcher.
Pretty meager exibition of scheduling. I don’t know if it’s money or some inside connection in the athletic department, but we now have two more “ho hum” home non-conference games. Plus, we have a potentially tricky trip to a MAC school in Michigan. Not impressed!
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What will be the attendance over/under for the game @ EMU? I’ll say “4,350”.
Game? That’s more than they’ll get all season in true butts in the seats.
I say they have a shot @ 10,000 counting both cheeks.
I will be there, traveling from San Diego, yes I will and I will also spend quality time hunting Turkey and Pheasant.
Go Aztecs !!!!
The MAC finally figured out not to have teams travel to UMass on a short week. Of course, this is UMass’s last year in the MAC, so it’s too little too late.
can you just post who bowling green will play in mac titlle game on dec.4th????????
Four teams are still in it, won’t be known until after they play: Northern Illinois, Toledo, Central Michigan, and Western Michigan.
MSU already played at CMU and will play at WMU this season, they’ve honored the deal so far but if that gets them out of entering Ypsi good on ’em. Mizzou is wayyyyyyyyyyyy overpaying for these W’s.
This is a bad move by EMU,they needed that home game against MSU. The guarantee was that a game had major sellout potential instead of the usual 1,000 or less that EMU draws,especially towards the end of the season.
All Power5 programs have completed their 2015 schedules (although BC is awaiting to hear if NM St cancels their game).
Numerous Group of Five programs are scrapping to fill their 2015 schedules.
Ball St and Western Mich both need OOC games. One of these programs could end up playing South Alabama (after their game with UAB was cancelled). All have 9/19 open.
W Mich could schedule an FCS program, but not many FCS programs with dates open, and it will cost a bunch to attract a home game. If UCF does not opt to play an FCS program, could hook up with W Mich (both with 9/19 open).
With 2 or 3 games yet to schedule San Diego State needs to get on the ball. Maybe the Aztecs are hoping NM St will cancel the 9/19 UTEP game, and then SD St could schedule the Miners?
Geo St and FIU could hook up (both have 9/12 and 9/26 open).
Then SMU, Louis Tech, ULL and Texas St each still need one game.
Some FCS programs not yet matched up with a FBS opponent: Montana St, Arkansas-Pine Bluff, Alabama St, Prairie View A&M, Texas Southern, South Carolina St
(unknown if they are actually looking for FBS opponents as their schedules have not been publicly announced).
Air Force needs a game. Possibility AF could hook up with Montana St?
And San Diego St, Air Force, Fresno St and San Jose St can opt to schedule an additional game via their ‘Hawaii exemptions’.
Sidenote: The Tarheels have scheduled games against two FCS opponents (NC A&T and Delaware). Why?
WMU vs. UCF would actually be a pretty good matchup – 2015 @ UCF, 2018 @ WMU
WMU plays Georgia Southern, Michigan St and Ohio State in 2015. I assure u that their 4th non-conf game will be against an FCS school. Maybe a junior college