Friday, March 01, 2013

Football Schedule Released....

OK kids....the football schedule is out!  Mark your calendars, etc.

Here are some toplines.

  • BG will play four non-Saturday games, two of them at home.  The first is in August--which I mind less--and there is only one in November and that is on the 12th against OU.  Overall, this is not too bad.  The day after Thanksgiving is the third one and then we play @Miami on 11/5.
  • BG has one non-FBS game, against Murray State.  The Racers were 5-6 last season.
  • The UT game is at a good spot in the schedule.  Last year I felt it was too early, but late October is a good time to have it be meaningful and also have it be early enough in the year (and on a Saturday) to allow for good attendance.
  • I think BG has a good shot at winning at Indiana.
  • BG has no fast turnarounds and essentially two byes in the schedule.
  • All of the home games are at home.
  • The home schedule has strong games with Toledo and OU, and Tulsa is an interesting opponent.  Beyond that, it gets a yawny.
  • We open @Kent, which is a tough way to start but also a huge opportunity if you can win.
  • Our crossovers are decent.  UT is always tough, and then EMU.  We do not play NIU or Ball State.

Thurs., Aug. 29 vs. Tulsa
Sat., Sept. 7 at Kent St.
Sat., Sept. 14 at Indiana
Sat., Sept. 21 vs. Murray St. (Family Weekend)
Sat., Sept. 28 vs. Akron
Sat., Oct. 5 vs. UMass (Homecoming and Band Day)
Sat., Oct. 12 at Mississippi St.
Sat., Oct. 26 vs. Toledo (Hall of Fame and Varsity BG Day)
Tue., Nov. 5 at Miami (ESPN2/ESPNU)* - 8 p.m.
Tue., Nov. 12 vs. Ohio (ESPNU/ESPN3)*
Sat., Nov. 23 at Eastern Michigan
Fri., Nov. 29 at Buffalo (ESPNU/ESPN3)*

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