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  • Mizzou vs SEMO ranked #9 for worst mismatch of 2008.

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    12. Murray State at Indiana, Sept. 6: Indiana is coming off its first winning season since 1994, and playing the Racers is a good way to get a victory. Murray State used to be a solid I-AA program, but the Racers have won just 33 games this decade (4.5 victories per season) and only five in the past three seasons.

    11. The Citadel at Florida, Nov. 22: The Citadel isn't horrible – the Bulldogs were 7-4 last season. But that was just its second winning season in the past 13. Plus, it's a horrible date to be playing a I-AA team. This will be Florida's final home game of the season. Playing a mediocre I-AA program – that's sure a nice way to send out the seniors.

    10. Cal Poly at Wisconsin, Nov. 22: It's not that Cal Poly is bad; the Mustangs were 7-4 last season. It's just that as with the Florida-Citadel game, the timing of this one is weak: This will be the final game of the regular season for Wisconsin. Yeah, a I-AA game on the last big weekend of the season will fire up the fans. The fine establishments on State Street will be filled by the middle of the third quarter by fans who have left Camp-Randall Stadium.


    9. Southeast Missouri at Missouri, Sept. 6: We'll give Missouri credit for one thing: If you're going to beat up on a bad I-AA team (SEMO was 3-8 last season), at least do it to a team from your state.

    8./7. UT Martin at USF, Aug. 30/UT Martin at Auburn, Nov. 8: Since 1988, UT Martin has had three winning seasons – and 11 seasons with three or fewer wins. Playing the Skyhawks as your season-opener is bad enough. But playing them in early November truly is weak. Yes, that's homecoming weekend for Auburn. But while it's important to win on homecoming, shouldn't the opposition provide just a teensy bit of intrigue?

    6. Northern Colorado at Purdue, Sept. 6: Northern Colorado was 1-11 last season, which means Purdue should be able to chew up and spit out the Bears to get outgoing coach Joe Tiller's last go-round off to a good start.

    5. Rhode Island at Boston College, Sept. 27: This would have some intrigue if it were a basketball game. Alas …. The Colonial Athletic Association may be the best I-AA league, but Rhode Island is one of the CAA's worst programs. The Rams have finished with a losing record in 11 of the past 12 seasons – never winning more than four games in those losing seasons – and 19 of the past 22. If Boston College wants to play a I-AA program based in the Northeast, play Massachusetts or New Hampshire, not Rhode Island.

    4. Charleston Southern at Miami, Aug. 28: This is the first of two Miamis that Charleston Southern – which is in the Big South Conference and finished 5-6 last season – will play this season. The Bucs play at Miami (Ohio) on Sept. 13. This is a Thursday night game and the first for the Hurricanes at Dolphin Stadium. Is anybody going to be there?

    3. Western Carolina at Florida State, Sept. 6/Chattanooga at Florida State, Sept. 13: Chattanooga and Western Carolina are the two worst programs in the Southern Conference; they combined to go 3-19 last season. Plus, these are the first two home games of the season for the Seminoles (yeah, the fans will be psyched to see those "contests"). Then again, Florida State figures to be wracked by academic suspensions, so playing two patsies – and getting two more wins for Bobby Bowden – might be the best way to start the season.




    2. Coastal Carolina at Penn State, Aug. 30: Coastal Carolina? What, State College High wasn't available? Coastal Carolina was founded in 1954 – four years after Joe Paterno became an assistant at Penn State. Coastal Carolina started playing football in 2003 – which was Paterno's 38th season as Penn State's head coach (and, coincidentally, the worst season of his career). Given Paterno's largesse to Penn State's libraries – he has donated upward of $4 million – is it any surprise the Nittany Lions are playing a patsy whose nickname (the Chanticleers) is derived from Chaucer's "Canterbury Tales"? Maybe this is the start of an annual Big Ten-Big South Challenge (Coastal Carolina is in the Big South); for sure, it's a Challenge the Big Ten would win.

    1. Chattanooga at Oklahoma, Aug. 30: What in the world is Oklahoma doing playing Chattanooga, which has had just four winning seasons since 1988? The Mocs were 2-9 last season. In the past 20 seasons, the Mocs are 0-19 vs. Division I-A foes, losing those games by an average margin of 34 points per game. Only one of those games was decided by fewer than 14 points. Hey, perhaps OU folks figured a blowout of a bad I-AA team to open the season will erase some of the bad taste still remaining from the Fiesta Bowl beatdown administered by West Virginia.
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    Was Appalachian State vs. Michigan on this list last year?

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    • #3
      Originally posted by Baner View Post
      Was Appalachian State vs. Michigan on this list last year?
      Don't remember.

      However, Mizzou does need to get away from scheduling this garbage.
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      • #4
        No reason not for them to schedule that garbage.

        Sweep your schedule and there won't be an issue this year.
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        • #5
          Originally posted by Bleacher Creature View Post
          Don't remember.

          However, Mizzou does need to get away from scheduling this garbage.
          Why?
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          • #6
            Originally posted by dvyyyyyy View Post
            Why?
            I'd rather see them play a weaker team from a BCS conference, such as Minnesota, Vandy, North Carolina State, Duke, or Pitt than a bad D1AA team.
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            • #7
              Originally posted by dvyyyyyy View Post
              Why?
              Are y'all really that eager to play SEMO?
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              • #8
                It is schedules like this that my dad stopped getting season tickets.

                And the fact it took the school 22 years to realize he was not faculity so he could not get that rate anymore
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                • #9
                  I can't wait for Joe Strauss to weigh in

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                  • #10
                    Originally posted by Bleacher Creature View Post
                    I'd rather see them play a weaker team from a BCS conference, such as Minnesota, Vandy, North Carolina State, Duke, or Pitt than a bad D1AA team.

                    They don't want any of Minny or Vandy or Pitt.
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                    • #11
                      Ths list is BS.

                      Ohio state isnt on it.
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                      • #12
                        Originally posted by El Birdo 1 View Post
                        They don't want any of Minny or Vandy or Pitt.


                        Yep, especially after Minny 1-11 last season.
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                        • #13
                          Originally posted by Bleacher Creature View Post
                          I'd rather see them play a weaker team from a BCS conference, such as Minnesota, Vandy, North Carolina State, Duke, or Pitt than a bad D1AA team.
                          ahhhh...the good ol days where they played Alabama, Penn St, Notre Dame, USC, Army, Louisville, Ohio State, etc
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                          • #14
                            Minny just had a recruiting class in the top 15. They won't suck for long.

                            Brewster is stuck with players from the old regime. Guy can recruit.
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                            • #15
                              Originally posted by Jack Sparrow View Post
                              Ths list is BS.

                              Ohio state isnt on it.
                              2008
                              Youngstown State (8/30)
                              Ohio (9/6)
                              at USC (9/13)
                              Troy (9/20)
                              Minnesota (9/27)
                              at Wisconsin (10/4)
                              Purdue (10/11)
                              at Michigan State (10/18)
                              Penn State (10/25)
                              at Northwestern (11/8)
                              at Illinois (11/15)
                              Michigan (11/22)

                              Nothing to sneeze at, really. In 2010/11 they have a home and home with Miami, 12/13 with Cal, 14/15 with Virginia Tech and 16/17 with Oklahoma.

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