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    Your team's dream schedule

    Over on the FB group of FCS fans, there is a new discussion topic about formulating a utopian schedule for your team.

    Here's mine I formulated for Harvard, which I posted as a reply to the said topic:

    (Original to AGS) Rationale for the utopian schedule: Ivy League teams tend not to play tougher and also given the strict 10 consecutive game week restriction, they have difficulties scheduling teams west of the Alleghenies and south of the Potomac that are scholarship teams. This schedule I formulated respects the Presidents' restrictions but allows more leeway of scheduling tougher competition given the latter teams' longer conference game stretches.

    Game 1 (week 3 or 4) - @ NDSU or @ Montana ('nuff said, I have respect for you all but the Ivies are ducking you)
    Game 2 - Brown
    Game 3 - @ Wofford (ditto in Game 1)
    Game 4 - Cornell
    Game 5 - @ Kennesaw State (one of the most successful FCS teams ever that have done much in their first 5 years in a football program)
    Game 6 - Princeton
    Game 7 - Dartmouth
    Game 8 - Columbia
    Game 9 - Penn
    Game 10 - Yale (must not be moved, it's The Game for a reason)

    What's your team's dream schedule? You can also include money games against FBS or FCS-FCS or FBS-FCS rivalries that haven't been played for quite some time. But of course, don't include teams who have dropped their football programs.
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    Re: Your team's dream schedule

    Ok, I'll play.

    Week 1: at Navy
    Week 2: at Boston College
    Week 3: Villanova (Audi Field)
    Week 4: at Yale
    Week 5: Pennsylvania (Homecoming)
    Week 6: Lafayette
    Week 7: Open
    Week 8: Lehigh
    Week 9: at Colgate
    Week 10: Bucknell
    Week 11: Holy Cross
    Week 12: at Fordham
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    Re: Your team's dream schedule

    Georgetown
    Delaware
    @Navy
    @ Princeton
    Penn
    @ Fordham
    @Rutgers
    @Holy Cross
    Bucknell
    @Colgate
    Lafayette

    Assuming a full PL slate. I must admit though, if I'm truly dreaming, Fordham and Georgetown make way for Yale and Harvard

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    Re: Your team's dream schedule

    Just play UND 11 times a year. I'd love to go 11-0 all the time.

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    Re: Your team's dream schedule

    Quote Originally Posted by WeAreThePride View Post
    Just play UND 11 times a year. I'd love to go 11-0 all the time.
    That would hurt us going into the playoffs because our starters wouldn't have enough reps.
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    Re: Your team's dream schedule

    My dream schedule for Portland State

    Week 1---Oregon (at Providence Park)
    Week 2---Oregon State (at Providence Park)
    Week 3---at Northern Iowa (return the favor of playing the playoff game at Providence Park)
    Week 4---at NDSU (just for the thrill of playing in a loud, indoor stadium)
    Week 5---Montana (at Providence Park)
    Week 6---Montana State (at Providence Park)
    Week 7---UC Davis (at Providence Park)
    Week 8---Idaho State (at Providence Park)
    Week 9---Idaho (at Providence Park)
    Week 10--at Sacramento State
    Week 11--at Cal Poly
    Week 12--EWU (at Providence Park)

    Ducks and Beavers in Portland for big money payouts. Bobcats and Grizzlies in Portland for the same reason. No conference road games until November when we make trips to California to avoid the rain.
    Added Bonus: Play all games at our home stadium downtown (and the Timbers can play in Hillsboro).

    I can dream, right?

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    Re: Your team's dream schedule

    Anything other than a crappy Pioneer or NEC team.
    Playing Ivy teams like Princeton would be fun as well.

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    Re: Your team's dream schedule

    In all honesty, we play pretty close to it next year (for me anyway):

    Navy
    UNH
    Yale
    Syracuse
    Bucknell
    Brown
    Harvard
    Colgate
    Lehigh
    Lafayette
    Fordham
    Georgetown

    Replace Syracuse with BC and it would probably be perfect. Maybe Dartmouth instead of Brown too.

    Holy Cross actually "schedules well"...usually a great mix of Ivy, CAA and FBS games...we just have to improve our actual performance on the field.

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    Re: Your team's dream schedule

    In an ideal world, CCSU wouldn't play in the NEC:

    at UConn
    vs Southern Connecticut
    at Yale
    Towson*
    Delaware*
    Monmouth*
    New Hampshire*
    Maine*
    Albany*
    Stony Brook*
    Rhode Island*

    *Conference games

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    Re: Your team's dream schedule

    For me, EWU in 2020/21 gets about as close as we can to a perfect schedule. Money game down at Florida. TwoFBS non-conference games against W. Illinois and N. Arizona. Our conference schedule has Idaho, Montana, Montana St. Weber , UC Davis on. All home games except for Davis. Its a potentially really tough schedule but we''ll be seeing some good football in Cheney that year.

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