So, BG is in the middle of a 16-day layoff, something I had never heard of before. Apparently, CMU had something similar last year, and The Blade talked to Coach Enos on the MAC Teleconference. Check it out here, but this is a preview:
“I think it’s awful, and I don’t know why you would do that to a team in the middle of the season,”This is yet another by-product of having 13 teams and the weeknight games in November. We have talked at length about this...we know the upside (money and exposure) so this joins lousy attendance and inconveniencing your most loyal fans on the list of downsides. Somebody has to be off this Saturday and obviously we can't play the next Saturday since we have a game the following Tuesday. So, yeah.
Coach is putting the best spin on it. It does help heal things up, but you will need to come out sharp on November 4, the most important game of the season to date.