When is the new date for the N.C. State game?
Sometime in 2020.
It will be interesting to see Terry Bowden back in Alabama
Is this picture from a NASCAR race?
It’s from the 2015 Famous Idaho Potato Bowl (Akron vs. Utah State).
props for the endlessly terrifying picture :)
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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.
At least they’re keeping the money in-state…
Attended the “Shootout at Noon” in 1989 while a student at Alabama State. Though I don’t want to see Auburn and Alabama playing 1AA schools I have no problem with Troy doing so. These schools are only an hour apart, it makes sense in so many ways.
Play Auburn—in the last 10 years Troy could have won four of those games….
Can’t wait for kickoff! #funbelt
That ASU – Southern Cal game could be a land mine game….
That’s cool that 2 rivalry games (ULL/ULM, Idh/NMSU) will be played on Haloween
why did Idaho ever get an invite to this conference? they add nothing, are an expensive plane ride away to play in a cavernous air plane hanger in front of a paltry crowd of just a few thousand. they lose 8-11 games with regularity. Their basketball team this years averages 900 fans per home game-less than any decent high school.
Remember they’re a football-only team in the Sun Belt. They’re in the Big sky for all other sports
Dennis Dodd is saying 2015 is Idaho’s last year in FBS.
It looks like the Vandals don’t have the votes to stay in the Belt (need 7 of the 9 permanent FB members) because it doesn’t make sense to anybody in the Belt. Rob Spear went around pleading for the Big Sky to move up schools two weeks ago, but nobody was biting – I think he knew he needed some company to stay in FBS. So expect Spear to jump in front of the parade and announce they are moving to the Big Sky for Football before they can be dumped next January/February.
So you may get your wish.
The 2016 and 2018 home and home with UMass may switch if the Minutemen need a fifth home game. UMass does have the Hawaii Exemption in ’16, so the switch isn’t a definite.
That they’ve gotten Boise State to make the long trip to the Montgomery, Alabama airport and still have an hour and a half bus ride to Troy is rather impressive. Although, were I Boise’s AD, I’d be flying the charter into Dothan, Alabama instead and making a much more logical trip from Dothan’s north side airport to Troy University on the south end of Troy. Plus, they’d be smart to stay in Dothan the night before rather than Troy. Much, erm, SAFER, than Montgomery, for sure.