College FB Schedule: 40 Things To Know

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Jul 25, 2018
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https://sports.yahoo.com/40-things-to-know-about-the-2019-college-football-schedule-035935239.html

Some interesting tidbits from Pat Forde about the upcoming season.

What caught my eye:

3. Fans gearing up for the annual fight about schedule strength will want the following information. Power Five conference percentages of true road games, from most to fewest: Big 12, 30 percent; Pac-12, 27.8 percent; ACC, 26.8 percent; Big Ten, 19.1 percent; SEC, 10.7 percent.

True road games against other Power Five opponents:

ACC 11 (Clemson at South Carolina, Florida State at Florida, Syracuse at Maryland, North Carolina State at West Virginia, Boston College at Rutgers, Boston College at Notre Dame, Louisville at Kentucky, Virginia Tech at Notre Dame, Virginia at Notre Dame, Pittsburgh at Penn State, North Carolina at Wake Forest — yes, it is a designated non-league game this year).

Big 12 nine (Oklahoma at UCLA, TCU at Purdue, Oklahoma State at Oregon State, Texas Tech at Arizona, Kansas State at Mississippi State, West Virginia at Missouri, Kansas at Boston College).

SEC four (LSU at Texas, Texas A&M at Clemson, Georgia at Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt at Purdue).

Pac-12 three (USC at Notre Dame, Arizona State at Michigan State, California at Mississippi).

Big Ten three (Nebraska at Colorado, Iowa at Iowa State, Northwestern at Stanford).

17. The Dana Holgorsen Era at Houston begins with four games in 18 days, three in a row on six-day turnarounds. The Cougars are at Oklahoma on Sunday, Sept. 1, host Prairie View on Saturday, Sept. 7, play Washington State at the Texans’ stadium on Friday, Sept. 13, and then visit Tulane on Thursday, Sept. 19.

Didn't even know that was possible!

26. Ohio State figures to play in front of only two truly hostile crowds this season: at Nebraska on Sept. 28 and at Michigan on Nov. 30. The other road games — Indiana, Northwestern, Rutgers — are historically soft tickets and there will be plenty of scarlet in the stands.

28. For the fifth consecutive year, Oklahoma has no back-to-back conference road games. Six Big 12 schools will play back-to-backs this season, six did last season as well, and eight did in 2017. But not the Sooners, since 2014. Don’t forget the gift basket for the league office, Lincoln Riley.

Way to go Big 12 office! Nothing to see here at all!
 
Mar 23, 2013
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17. The Dana Holgorsen Era at Houston begins with four games in 18 days, three in a row on six-day turnarounds. The Cougars are at Oklahoma on Sunday, Sept. 1, host Prairie View on Saturday, Sept. 7, play Washington State at the Texans’ stadium on Friday, Sept. 13, and then visit Tulane on Thursday, Sept. 19.
The following is from the NCAA Health & Safety website:

Well-Being
In 1906, the NCAA was founded to keep college athletes safe. We are working hard to protect them physically and mentally, on the field and off. Through its Sport Science Institute, the NCAA is working to ensure college athletes are getting the best care possible.

I guess the student athletes at the University of Houston should count their blessings that the NCAA is watching out for them.
 
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https://sports.yahoo.com/40-things-to-know-about-the-2019-college-football-schedule-035935239.html

Some interesting tidbits from Pat Forde about the upcoming season.

What caught my eye:

3. Fans gearing up for the annual fight about schedule strength will want the following information. Power Five conference percentages of true road games, from most to fewest: Big 12, 30 percent; Pac-12, 27.8 percent; ACC, 26.8 percent; Big Ten, 19.1 percent; SEC, 10.7 percent.

True road games against other Power Five opponents:

ACC 11 (Clemson at South Carolina, Florida State at Florida, Syracuse at Maryland, North Carolina State at West Virginia, Boston College at Rutgers, Boston College at Notre Dame, Louisville at Kentucky, Virginia Tech at Notre Dame, Virginia at Notre Dame, Pittsburgh at Penn State, North Carolina at Wake Forest — yes, it is a designated non-league game this year).

Big 12 nine (Oklahoma at UCLA, TCU at Purdue, Oklahoma State at Oregon State, Texas Tech at Arizona, Kansas State at Mississippi State, West Virginia at Missouri, Kansas at Boston College).

SEC four (LSU at Texas, Texas A&M at Clemson, Georgia at Georgia Tech, Vanderbilt at Purdue).

Pac-12 three (USC at Notre Dame, Arizona State at Michigan State, California at Mississippi).

Big Ten three (Nebraska at Colorado, Iowa at Iowa State, Northwestern at Stanford).

17. The Dana Holgorsen Era at Houston begins with four games in 18 days, three in a row on six-day turnarounds. The Cougars are at Oklahoma on Sunday, Sept. 1, host Prairie View on Saturday, Sept. 7, play Washington State at the Texans’ stadium on Friday, Sept. 13, and then visit Tulane on Thursday, Sept. 19.

Didn't even know that was possible!

26. Ohio State figures to play in front of only two truly hostile crowds this season: at Nebraska on Sept. 28 and at Michigan on Nov. 30. The other road games — Indiana, Northwestern, Rutgers — are historically soft tickets and there will be plenty of scarlet in the stands.

28. For the fifth consecutive year, Oklahoma has no back-to-back conference road games. Six Big 12 schools will play back-to-backs this season, six did last season as well, and eight did in 2017. But not the Sooners, since 2014. Don’t forget the gift basket for the league office, Lincoln Riley.

Way to go Big 12 office! Nothing to see here at all!
Glad someone in the national media is addressing the road game issue.