Tuesday, March 11, 2008

Football Schedule Out

Well, here it is. The Falcon Football slate for 2008. Let the Nation rest.

In general, I think the reaction will be positive. This is, to start with, a 100% DI-A schedule, something fans have been demanding. Second, it contains no guarantee games--where we go on the road and fight big odds for money, something else our AD has promised. The only downside was that we only have five home games, and while we have been promised six, we can assume that is a work in progress.

We only play five games against the East (we don't play Temple, which I do not understand since they are, in theory, full MAC members). We play now three cross over games that won't count--EMU, UT, and NIU.

The out of conference schedule has to be considered pretty good. Pitt is a good and travelable opponent, and Minnesota is the first Big 10 team to play at the Doyt. Even Boise and Wyoming are solid non-BCS opponents that we would hope to be able to compete with. No absolute deathtraps are on the schedule. The Toledo game being after Thanksgiving is a typical source of agina, but since it is at the Glass Bowl, who the f*** cares?

The Falcon Nation appears to be responding positively, as opposed to last year's primal scream.

2008 BGSU Football Schedule

Sat., Aug. 30 --- at Pittsburgh
Sat., Sept. 6 --- MINNESOTA
Sat., Sept. 13 -- at Boise State
Sat., Sept. 27 -- at Wyoming
Sat., Oct. 4 ---- EASTERN MICHIGAN * (Homecoming)
Sat., Oct. 11 --- at Akron *
Sat., Oct. 18 --- MIAMI *
Sat., Oct. 25 --- at Northern Illinois *
Sat., Nov. 1 ---- KENT STATE *
Sat., Nov. 8 ---- at Ohio *
Fri., Nov. 21 --- BUFFALO *
Fri., Nov. 28 --- at Toledo *

* Mid-American Conference game

No comments :