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.
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notre dame should just join the acc
Gonna guess that ND’s 12th game in 2019 will be a “Shamrock Series” game played in Texas, and let’s guess Air Force as the opponent.
At last. New Mexico football will get the attention many New Mexicans think it deserves, by playing a high caliber Notre Dame team in Notre Dame Stadium in 2019. Of course, most of those cheering Lobo fans might be torn, between rooting for a UNM team that won’t have a chance, and for a Fighting Irish squad which will likely blow UNM out. Hopefully UNM will put the $1.1 million it receives as a guaranteed payment for the game to good use, and Bob Davie won’t be coaching New Mexico in 2019, and offer his excuses for his team’s poor performance,
Notre dame will not play anyone in the sec because they will lose. They need to stop playing the high school teams, and play the top schools
Craig. I guess you didn’t read the entire article since it says they will also travel to face Georgia.
Like they lost to LSU in the bowl game last year? BTW, Dumb$ass, ND has the 9th strongest schedule in the FBS this year. Of course, I know that facts don’t matter to haters – only hate matters.
Amen Craig. One more thing. If ND only had some academic /character standards… Few suspensions recently!!
Before you reply back. FEAR THE TREE. That’s a real institution
Wow! Because the SEC teams don’t play high school teams?
Typical SEC Moron!
They wanted to play an FCS school like Georgia Southern or Coastal Carolina but those teams are booked playing the SEC schools
they actually play Georgia and year over year have an average tougher schedule then most SEC teams. I respect the SEC its a tough conference and most of their fans know football.
NCAA College Football Strength of Schedule Rankings & Ratings
Home Advantage: +3.5
Rank Team Rating High Low Last
1 Alabama (14-1) 12.6 1 20 2
2 Oklahoma (11-2) 11.1 1 73 1
3 Mississippi (10-3) 10.5 2 71 4
4 Clemson (14-1) 10.3 4 83 15
5 LSU (9-3) 10.1 2 30 5
6 USC (8-6) 9.9 3 74 3
7 Arkansas (8-5) 9.9 1 75 6
8 Notre Dame (10-3) 9.3 4 45 8
New Mexico is going to go in there and win. These kids have started to turn this program around and many of them are from New Mexico a state that doesn’t turn out many D1 players. This win is going to change that. To steal a quote from Holtz, ” they put their pants on same way we do.”
I love Notre dame ,but to play the lobos makes me sad who are the lobos ? we need to play michigan love those games dame wake up the echoes not put them to sleep
Anthony you will find out who they are just like everyone else when the time comes.
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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.
Why were the Lobos unable to schedule the two Montana schools or Northern Colorado from the Big Sky? Price too high?
because those are fcs schools
North Dakota State needs a FBS opponent for 2015. The Bison have a 9/26 opening. Or is everyone afraid to play the Bison? Even if it is a home game.
Maybe Air Force?
NDSU can only play 11 games next year, but they could postpone their road game against Montana opening weekend for someone.
Air Force is in the same conference
Incarnate Word? Aren’t they in the same conference as the United Sisters of the Poor? What are we talking about here? I’ve heard of scheduling patsy’s but Incarnate Word – riduculous!!
How come no quality non league games? Howard and New Mexico-how weak can you schedule? Washington-they’ve been a non factor since Don James quit 21 years ago. Add in Indiana and Minnesota and there are 4 cream puffs on the schedule. What about a decent Big12, SEC or ACC team to generate some fan interest?
Flying across the country to play UW is a good challenge. Your comment that the huskies have not been a factor since Don James is not accurate , they finish 2000 as the number 3 team in the nation and were the only team to beat Miami that year. Rutgers put together a good schedule ; a power five game on the road, a mid major, and a fcs plus nine conference games.
It’s time all the conferences went to a nine game schedule.
Washington and Rutgers are pretty comparable; mid-level Power 5 teams that contend for bowls. Teams like Rutgers should not be scheduling for the college football playoff. They should schedule to entertain their fans and get enough wins to go bowling. This schedule does just that with very winnable non-conference games and a road trip against a P5 school.
Bill, you’re almost on target, but maybe a little off as well. I look at the schedule Rutgers has put forth and see a good schedule. They have nine conference games, they play a Power-5 conference team on the road, and have two home games with only one being a FCS. It’s a good model of how maybe the SEC should look at scheduling.opposed to their weak non-conference agenda and how they fix & move their conference schedule around with match-ups and open dates prior to any “big” opponent game. To say a “Miinesota” or “Indiana” are cream puffs in 2016 shows a sign of nonsense on your part, you could have thrown in a “Michigan” and “Illinois” for that matter.
Rutgers was scheduled to open the season at the Rose Bowl with UCLA. The game was moved to 2020 at the request of UCLA so that they could play a bationally televised game. Washington is a good subsitute and will be a real challenge.
One championship season in the last 22 years does not make Washington anything more than a mid level P5 team. Indiana is a cream puff and has done nothing since a 1967 Rose Bowl visit. Illinois is consistently weak, Minnesota is 52 years removed from a Rose Bowl visit. Purdue is a regular loser to everybody including MAC opponents. Michigan is starting to build a resume of ineptitude.
I guess Washington is as good as you can do since Rutgers couldn’t even beat Fresno St. during their recent series. Rutgers is the only P5 non league opponent Washington is scheduled to play until 2020-just look @ their schedule of Portland St, North Dakota, Sacramento St, Nevada, Utah St, and multiple games with Montana and Idaho. Too bad for Husky fans that Rutgers is as good as it gets until a 2020 visit by Michigan.
It looks like a case of the bland vs. the bland hoping to win 7 games and go to a minor bowl (now that we 40 of them) against another mid level team in a Christmas week game played in front of a half empty stadium.
Rutgers fans are not interested in Penn State, Michigan, Michigan State, Ohio State? They don’t want to travel to Seattle and watch a Washington team that has been a greater factor than Rutgers in the recent past? I would think a nine game B1G and Washington schedule is far better than anything Rutgers had in the Big East/American.
Exactly right. This B1G schedule is far and above any BE or American schedule could ever be. Plus, the four “flying” road trips to Seattle, Columbus, Lansing, and Minneapolis are each very reasonable flights for fans as to cost and accessibility. One could argue driving over I-78 to 76 to 70 to Columbus is a decent driving road trip… and the game at College Park, Maryland is an easy trip. Everything else is a home game. In the American, they’d be flying to places like Greenville, NC; Hattiesburg, MS, Tulsa, OK, etc.
A good RU schedule will include any teams that produce 9-10 wins. We shouldn’t expect more and should be happy with those results. This year’s results were alot better than expected.
Numerous power conference programs dream of achieving the balanced non-conference schedules which Rutgers has put together including home-and-homes with UCLA, Miami FL and Washington.
And good job renewing the Temple rivalry and getting New Mexico to visit for a single game
Other than Ron Howard U., there is nothing wrong with this schedule. RU only controls 3 games AND the game with UW is a major challenge that RU should be complimented on. Plus, UW is a wonderful locale for RU fans, but they were just in Seattle this season.
This is not accurate, how to we play the same BiG teams at home 2 seasons in a row? same with road games?
nevermind, its 2016, not 2015. too early in the morning.
RUTGERS plays for championships. Do you understand me?
when this year or in 2016
NINE league games, and after the brutal 2014 and 2015 schedules, this schedule is more than fine. Washington is a replacement for UCLA, more than adequate.