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2020 Schedule

Postby Tony4BG » Wed Feb 26, 2020 4:22 pm

Bowling Green

Sep.
5 at Ohio State
12 Robert Morris
19 at Illinois
26 *Buffalo
Oct.
3 Liberty
10 *Miami
17 *at Toledo
24 *at Ohio
Nov.
4 *Kent State (ESPN2/CBS Sports Network)
14 *at Akron
21 *at Eastern Michigan
27 *NIU (ESPNU/CBS Sports Network/ESPN+/ESPN3)
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Re: 2020 Schedule

Postby MarkL » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:26 pm

Good schedule. Two home non confs. Two money games, one of which would be winnable if this was 2012-15. But this is not 2012-15 which means wins will be hard to come by. Expect a surprising win or two like UT last year but still sub .500 and hopefully better effort down the stretch than this past season.
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Re: 2020 Schedule

Postby bgsufalcon24 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:27 pm

This is a miserable home schedule. 2 fcs teams? A weeknight game vs Kent and Black Friday vs NIU. Only 2 home Saturday games vs FBS opponents. Bizarre.

The good thing is that with road games in Columbus, Akron, Toledo, Athens, and Ypsilanti, and all 5 of these games on Saturdays, it’s going to be a great year for following our Falcons away from home, especially if they are winning
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Re: 2020 Schedule

Postby MarkL » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:43 pm

bgsufalcon24 wrote:2 fcs teams?

Liberty is newly FBS and they won a bowl game last year.
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Re: 2020 Schedule

Postby MarkL » Wed Feb 26, 2020 5:45 pm

Wait ... two road Saturday November games but no home Saturday November games? Huh?
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Re: 2020 Schedule

Postby Antimob » Wed Feb 26, 2020 6:41 pm

MarkL wrote:Two money games, one of which would be winnable if this was 2012-15. But this is not 2012-15 which means wins will be hard to come by.


Unacceptable. Set up for failure yet again. They will never learn.
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Re: 2020 Schedule

Postby footballguy51 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 8:24 pm

Social media says the Ohio game is a home game. You posted above that it’s a road game. Which is it?
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Re: 2020 Schedule

Postby bgsufalcon24 » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:02 pm

Antimob wrote:
MarkL wrote:Two money games, one of which would be winnable if this was 2012-15. But this is not 2012-15 which means wins will be hard to come by.


Unacceptable. Set up for failure yet again. They will never learn.


Oh stop it. We have 1 easy ooc opponent and another that’s just jumping up to fbs. And Illinois isn’t any good. That’s a team BG would beat in their better years (see also Minnesota, Pittsburgh, Indiana, Maryland, Purdue, etc)
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Re: 2020 Schedule

Postby MarkL » Wed Feb 26, 2020 10:27 pm

footballguy51 wrote:Social media says the Ohio game is a home game. You posted above that it’s a road game. Which is it?


We are at Ohio this year. On the road in even number years, home in odd.
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Re: 2020 Schedule

Postby roguewarrior » Thu Feb 27, 2020 12:14 pm

Antimob wrote:
MarkL wrote:Two money games, one of which would be winnable if this was 2012-15. But this is not 2012-15 which means wins will be hard to come by.


Unacceptable. Set up for failure yet again. They will never learn.



Silly. Win the Mac, get in a bowl game, maybe knock a big guy off one year... that should be the goal. If you are so consumed with wins, follow the Globetrotters. Or go watch D3 dynasties. Cannot wait to see my kid and his mates run out of the tunnel into the lions den at OSU!
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Re: 2020 Schedule

Postby naandre » Thu Feb 27, 2020 2:38 pm

I'm not sure I've ever wanted BG to beat a non-conference opponent as much as I want them to beat Liberty.
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Re: 2020 Schedule

Postby Schadenfreude » Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:08 pm

I think this is a decent schedule. About what I'd expect in any given year. Two P5 opponents, one of them very beatable for a halfway decent MAC team. A nonconference game with another FBS school. An FCS school to give us a sixth home game.
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Re: 2020 Schedule

Postby roguewarrior » Thu Feb 27, 2020 3:58 pm

Kent plays Penn State, Kentucky and Alabama.
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Re: 2020 Schedule

Postby Antimob » Mon Mar 02, 2020 5:58 pm

Schadenfreude wrote:I think this is a decent schedule. About what I'd expect in any given year. Two P5 opponents, one of them very beatable for a halfway decent MAC team. A nonconference game with another FBS school. An FCS school to give us a sixth home game.


I reiterate that this is a schedule that sets BG up for failure.

Two Power 5 games, the first at the #1 or #2 team in the country with a returning Heisman finalist. That will be fun. The second is against a Big 10 bowl team that spent $108 million on athletics compared to BG's $24 million. So the Power 5 bowl team that spends almost 5 times more than you is the one considered "very beatable" for a team with 12 wins in 4 years. The third game is against a 8-5 Group of 5 bowl team that beat Buffalo 35-17 last year.

That leaves 1 win. 1 win doesn't build momentum. 1 win doesn't give any space for the 1st year starting quarterback & however many freshman we're going to be starting to develop. It throws them into the fire immediately and destroys whatever fragile confidence they might possess. Meanwhile Toledo plays their usual 1 mediocre Power 5 team, two Group of 5 teams and an FCS. No Ohio State-type beheamoth and no doubling up on the road against the Power 5. That's the path to follow, not the Kent State path of willfully serving yourself up as cannon fodder.

At some point the schedule needs to help us win the MAC and not make it so much more difficult to do by squelching any chance of development.
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Re: 2020 Schedule

Postby MarkL » Tue Mar 03, 2020 9:33 am

Here's my ideal non conference schedule. One money game. One home and one road against a similar caliber program. One FCS.

We had that in 2011 - at WV, at Idaho, vs Wyoming, vs Morgan State. We had it in 2016 - at OSU, at Memphis, home vs MTSU, home vs North Dakota.

Also workable is two money games so long as they're not both top programs, one home vs similar program, and an FCS. We had that in 2012 - at UF, at VT, home vs Idaho, home vs Rhode Island. And had it again in 2013 - at Indiana, at Mississippi State, home vs Tulsa, home vs Morehead State. This schedule is very much the same, just with a top notch program as one of the money games.
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