Good to see a USAFA football game in Fla…
Well expect lots of elementary and middle schools in the area to be in attendance for this one
Great! Now let’s move the actual Cotton Bowl game back to Fair Park.
I vote bringing Texas Jam and the Crossroads Guitar Fest back to the Cotton Bowl.
This is cool. My friend went to the Army La Tech game a few years back when they did this during the fair. Will this game be added to the neutral site game thread?
Yes, thanks for the reminder.
I’ve been waiting for a long time for this to happen!! I wouldn’t mind seeing Air Force in the Pac-12 and as an end-of-season game to Colorado. Can we make this an annual game?!?
I love how Wellman bought five “buy games” and then made this statement:
“The financial guarantees that non-conference opponents are receiving today for ‘buy games’ have doubled and tripled from just a few years ago. Therefore, it is more realistic to play a home- and- away series against quality opponents than to ‘buy’ one-time games.”
Air Force and NIU are return trips from deals in the late 90’s early 00’s where those schools have pushed back as far as they could. Glad they’re finally confirmed.
Agreed on Air Force but I think the WFU-NIU 2001-2002 home and home was complete.
It is a good thing they at least played in 1 Orange Bowl (2006), because the above scheduling is a joke. So the only team they are playing from a P5 conference in the next 11 years is Vanderbilt. This is why ACC Football is a joke.
Wake also has the following previously announced games from 2017 on:
– Notre Dame in 2017, 2018, 2020, and 2023.
– UNC in non-conference games in 2019 and 2021.
– Ole Miss in 2024 and 2025.
– Purdue in 2026 and 2027.
Having a conference opponent as a non-conference game is a joke to me. I’m willing to bet both UNC and Wake Forest won’t be competing for a title when they play. The ACC is losing creditability for letting that happen.
For a top academic institution like Wake this is a very good schedule … Its exactly who they should be playing … Nice job … And Coach Clawson is going to have the Deacs playing good in a couple of years … I see a bunch of bowl seasons here … Nice scheduling !!!
East Carolina … nuff said …
It’s been way too long since ECU/WFU played. I’m with you.
Also, note the ACC is not counting Army as P5… unlike the lolSEC which counts them.
Haha, You’re so funny… not. Are there actually any SEC teams that have Army on their future schedules???
Actually what “StrickDeac” wrote is wrong, at least as it concerns NIU. It was not NIU pushing the game back but rather a very scared Wake Forest team.
Wake was hoping to “ride out the wave” on NIU’s “run” but it turns out that NIU isn’t going anywhere and is in fact only getting stronger the longer they wait. So they finally decided to “bite the bullet” and take their beating like men.
KUDOS to you, Deacons.
ACC Football is a joke I mean why in the he’ll would you schedule a team in your conference as a non conference game! And furthermore, not only Wake but all the ACC schools did a sorry job of scheduling in the future if they want to overpower the other P5 schools! The ACC should just stick to the sport they are good at and that’s Basketball not Football!
some people are sick
SDSU still doesn’t have 12 games on their 2015 schedule? What is going on there….
Still looking for game, will likely be FCS
San Diego State is the last FBS program still working to complete their 2015 schedule. Why are the Aztecs having such an issue? Multiple FCS programs would love a guarantee game and are open to playing two or three FBS programs in a season.
Or is San Diego State having funding issues and cannot afford to pay for a guarantee game?
Why isn’t the final week: Fres St @ SJSU, CSU@ Wyo, AF @ UNM, Nev @ SDSU, BSU@ UNLV. They should have BSU and Nevada play every year because that’s a longtime rivalry, probably bigger for Nevada than UNLV.
The MWC has 22 games scheduled against Power 5 teams in 2015. In 2013 they were 1-20; last year they picked up 3 wins beating Colorado, Wake Forest and Washington State. Can they win 5 this season-or would that be asking too much?
I agree it should be rivalries, but the pairings should be:
Air Force-New Mexico
Utah St.-Boise St.
Fresno St.-San Jose St.
Hawaii-San Diego St.
It also keeps it in division.
It probably would be that but USU and Hawaii are playing non conference games that weekend, so it messes things up.
The MWC let BYU get USU for the final week 2015 and 2016 in exchange for BYU letting USU out of a 2 for 1 deal. No hassle for the MWC, Hawaii appears to have been granted the right to schedule non-conference the closing week.
Rivalries are good, AF vs CSU is Good but the big Rivalries with AF are non conference, Navy & Army. As a person setting in the stadium, a Sat game is my biggest desire & need. Friday & Thursday games are 90% of time unable to attend. I know TV & MWConf wants the money but empty stands are not good. I can’t even give away my Thur games.
I like SJSU’s schedule. We have rivals Fresno State, San Diego State at home, plus BYU and Boise State. These will really help attendance.
But this has problems. SJSU should host SDSU one year, Fresno State the next year to help build consistency in attendance and interest. Also Fresno State and SJSU should be playing the last week or the next to last week every year. Same for Colorado State-Wyoming.
Building rivalries is key. So they should set up last weekend rivalries. They also should allow schools to have one permanent cross rival. Nevada-Boise State is an obvious one.
It would have been better is the MWC divided by “old” and “new” (WAC), as that would have preserved rivalries.
West: Hawaii, Fresno St, San Jose St, Nevada, Utah St, Boise St
Mountain: San Diego St, UNLV, New Mexico, Colorado St, Wyoming, Air Force
You’d probably want SDSU-Hawaii (reduce travel) and UNLV-Nevada as built in cross rivals in that setup.
Whatever. The MWC clearly has not thought much about building rivalries. But I think they are critical to survival at the G5 level, to built interest without a chance at the Playoffs.
San Jose State is going to struggle this year on run defense again..our defensive lineman are once again in the 260-270 range and that ain’t going to get it done. Just hope there is enough balance on offense to keep the defense off the field.