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    Mercer may have the toughest FCS Schedule this year

    Mercer plays a tough schedule this year.

    3 top teams from the State of Alabama - University of Alabama, Auburn, and Samford. 4 top 20 FCS SoCon teams along with the rest of the tough SoCon conference. Hats off Mercer!

    Mercer Football 2017 Schedule
    Date Opponent Location Stadium
    Aug. 31 (Thu.) Jacksonville Macon, Ga. Five Star Stadium
    Sept. 9 Wofford* Macon, Ga. Five Star Stadium
    Sept. 16 at Auburn Auburn, Ala. Jordan-Hare Stadium
    Sept. 23 at ETSU* Johnson City, Tenn. ETSU Stadium
    Sept. 30 VMI* Macon, Ga. Five Star Stadium
    Oct. 7 at The Citadel* Charleston, S.C. Johnson Hagood Stadium
    Oct. 14 Chattanooga* Macon, Ga. Five Star Stadium
    Oct. 21 at Furman* Greenville, S.C. Paladin Stadium
    Oct. 28 BYE
    Nov. 4 Samford* Macon, Ga. Five Star Stadium
    Nov. 11 at Western Carolina* Cullowhee, N.C. E.J. Whitemire Stadium
    Nov. 18 at Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. Bryant-Denny Stadium

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    Re: Mercer may have the toughest FCS Schedule this year

    Quote Originally Posted by youcanbankit View Post
    Mercer plays a tough schedule this year.

    3 top teams from the State of Alabama - University of Alabama, Auburn, and Samford. 4 top 20 FCS SoCon teams along with the rest of the tough SoCon conference. Hats off Mercer!

    Mercer Football 2017 Schedule
    Date Opponent Location Stadium
    Aug. 31 (Thu.) Jacksonville Macon, Ga. Five Star Stadium
    Sept. 9 Wofford* Macon, Ga. Five Star Stadium
    Sept. 16 at Auburn Auburn, Ala. Jordan-Hare Stadium
    Sept. 23 at ETSU* Johnson City, Tenn. ETSU Stadium
    Sept. 30 VMI* Macon, Ga. Five Star Stadium
    Oct. 7 at The Citadel* Charleston, S.C. Johnson Hagood Stadium
    Oct. 14 Chattanooga* Macon, Ga. Five Star Stadium
    Oct. 21 at Furman* Greenville, S.C. Paladin Stadium
    Oct. 28 BYE
    Nov. 4 Samford* Macon, Ga. Five Star Stadium
    Nov. 11 at Western Carolina* Cullowhee, N.C. E.J. Whitemire Stadium
    Nov. 18 at Alabama Tuscaloosa, Ala. Bryant-Denny Stadium
    We won't know anything about this team based on their OOC schedule. I really wish body-bag games would be taken out of SOS. I'd much rather see Mercer play Liberty, Presby, or anyone else FCS rather than get demolished 52-10 twice.

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    Re: Mercer may have the toughest FCS Schedule this year

    I agree. One strong game lets you know how you can compete. Too many can be a problem. I like the fight and attitude to take it on. Ouch!! I hope they can stay healthy.

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    Re: Mercer may have the toughest FCS Schedule this year

    I'm sure the 2 games against the SEC teams payouts (probably 500k each game) will support a good amount of the athletic costs. And a positive from it all is the Alabama game is at the end of the season unlike many FCS teams who have to play 2 P5 games in back to back weeks.

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    Re: Mercer may have the toughest FCS Schedule this year

    Quote Originally Posted by Mayville Bison View Post
    We won't know anything about this team based on their OOC schedule. I really wish body-bag games would be taken out of SOS. I'd much rather see Mercer play Liberty, Presby, or anyone else FCS rather than get demolished 52-10 twice.
    What he said! I like that phrase, "body-bag games".

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    Re: Mercer may have the toughest FCS Schedule this year

    That schedule also includes non-scholly Jacksonville, start up program ESU, VMI and WCU.........


    So.....
    Last edited by clenz; February 16th, 2017 at 10:34 AM.

    I used to care about UNI football. May well again some day....




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    Re: Mercer may have the toughest FCS Schedule this year

    Quote Originally Posted by clenz View Post
    That schedule also includes non-scholly Jacksonville, start up program ESU, VMI and WCU.........


    So.....
    They will be 4-7.

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    Re: Mercer may have the toughest FCS Schedule this year

    Quote Originally Posted by vestaviadude View Post
    I agree. One strong game lets you know how you can compete. Too many can be a problem. I like the fight and attitude to take it on. Ouch!! I hope they can stay healthy.
    Those games are fine. It is something to sell to recruits (not everyone can say they play in Jordan Hare and Bryant Denny). It is some much needed money for the coffers.

    I don't like scheduling two such games. For one, it basically schedules you out of post-season contention--to reach 7 D1 wins Mercer would have to win 7 of 9 in a tough conference. Also suggests "we are here for the money."
    FU all the time.

    "It's not like we didn't know what was coming. We just couldn't stop them" -WCU head coach Kent Briggs

    "The game we know and love literally grew up in the Southern Conference. To find the foundation for ACC and SEC football, you have to go the league’s roots. To find an appreciation for a brand of football often-overlooked and seldom-appreciated, we as fans should do the same."

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    Re: Mercer may have the toughest FCS Schedule this year

    Ouch!
    "The Spiders are legit"

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    Re: Mercer may have the toughest FCS Schedule this year

    Quote Originally Posted by PaladinFan View Post
    Those games are fine. It is something to sell to recruits (not everyone can say they play in Jordan Hare and Bryant Denny). It is some much needed money for the coffers.

    I don't like scheduling two such games. For one, it basically schedules you out of post-season contention--to reach 7 D1 wins Mercer would have to win 7 of 9 in a tough conference. Also suggests "we are here for the money."

    Well said...

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