How in the hell is Mizzou getting such a low guarantee let alone $100k less than Presbyterian? Part of the clause in hosting the first 2 games?
It’s because it was supposed to be a home-and-home in 2010-11 but ended up both being at Mizzou.
The photo chosen for this announcement is perfect. That is about the size of the crowd for this classic match up.
Oh snap!! *LOL*
What! You aren’t excited by the looming Battle of the Primary Colors? Red hawks V. Blue hose on a Green field?
Great games! This is exactly who we all wanted Missouri to play: Troy and Miami of Ohio You know what, let’s just send them straight to the BCS bowl game. Just by being part of the SEC, they should play in the best bowl game. They don’t need to play 10 Power Teams like everyone else. Just by dreaming about playing the mighty SEC, they deserve to play 3 cupcakes. It only makes sense.
Per the current schedule, P5’s which do not have a P5 OOC opponent AND have completed their schedules. For this analysis BYU considered a P5 program. (strongest scheduled OOC opponent shown in parentheses):
2016 – WSU (@Boise St); Maryland (@UCF); Purdue (Cincin); Baylor (SMU); Kansas (@Memphis)
2017 – WSU (Boise St); Colorado (Colo St); llinois (@USF); Kansas (Ohio)
2018 – Oregon (San Jose St) (due to Texas A&M cancelling on Oregon); WSU (@Wyoming); Illinois (USF); Minnesota (Fresno St)
2019 – Wisconsin (@USF); Indiana (Conn); Illinois (@Conn); Baylor (@Rice)
2020 – Indiana (@Conn); Illinois (Conn)
Per the current schedule, P5’s which do not have a P5 OOC opponent AND have NOT yet completed their schedules (BYU considered a P5 program):
2017 – Arizona (Houston ?);
2018 – Auburn, Arkansas, Vanderbilt
2019 – Alabama, Tennessee, Arkansas, Minnesota, Kansas
2020 – Alabama, Auburn, Tennessee, Arkansas, Nebraska, Northwestern, Minnesota, WSU, Oklahoma, Kansas, North Carolina, Virginia
Of course the P12, B1G and B12 play 9-game conference schedules.
Oh, come on Maverick, you know there is a state law that forces Missouri to play Troy!
See, that’s why your opinion is invalid. You honestly thought there was a state law that forced Georgia to play Georgia Tech, Florida to play Florida State, Clemson to play South Carolina and Louisville to play Kentucky. You said that. You truly believed that.
None of you complaining or whining has any merit anymore. Not that it did to begin with.
State law… that’s too funny.
Yeah, I stretched the truth into a steaming pile of you know what. However, there was talk about it. Even a senator/congressman drew up legislation, but it didn’t pass the state senate. See these links:
For Clemson-USC: http://www.postandcourier.com/article/20120208/PC1603/302089932
For Kentucky-Louisville: http://www.kentucky.com/news/politics-government/article44148582.html
Did they pass? No. But it just goes to show they will likely never get rid of these games even when the eventually move to a 9 game conference schedule like everyone else. Don’t delay the inevitable, SEC and ACC fans. Just accept that it will make college football great again, for everyone. Also, I’m pumped for this opening weekend. More games like this opening weekend 2016 and less like this Mizzou cupcake game.
College football is already great. If anything makes it ‘not great’ it would be uneducated fans who think all Power Five teams are Oklahoma and complain every year about how the SEC is overrated only to watch them beat all of your teams more than not.
The SEC will be the best conference again this year. It’s almost a given… There is no other conference as deep, no other conference as talented, no other conference as respected, and no other conference is as good.
End of story.
If the SEC were that good, they would gladly play more better OOC games. Maybe the 8 plus 2 model (if the SEC schedule is oh so hard)? Prove your worth instead of playing high school teams like the Dillon Panthers.
Your head is so far detached from reality, you don’t understand your ridiculousness. Fans would gladly say “SEC is best” if they actually scheduled like and beat power 5 teams on the road. Instead, you just listen to ESPN (whose tv contract makes it hard for them to be unbiased in their reporting). Get a clue and watch Fox Sports One instead.
The SEC already plays great OCC games. THEN they play GREAT conference games.
Other conferences need the OCC because their conference schedule is so weak. That’s the difference.
Maybe we should get someone to pass a state law that says terrible teams get kicked out of these other conferences so teams like Oklahoma and Ohio State stop getting the benefit of playing in conferences that are awful.
the Miami (O) game has to be more than the one game in Ohio. Miami damn lucky to get a team like Mizzou to come to their 26,000 seat facility.
Missouri was supposed to play at Miami of Ohio a couple years ago but when they moved to the SEC, that game got delayed. That’s why that’s on the schedule.
Thanks. I’m looking into it further to see which season that was.
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.
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