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American Athletic Conference 2022

The American Athletic Conference (AAC) is the Cadillac of the Group of Five (G5) leagues, at least, for one more year. In 2023, Cincinnati, Central Florida, & Houston (arguably the AAC’s three best programs) will be leaving the American for the Big 12! The B-12 will be a 16 team conference for one year, as Oklahoma & Texas will not be vacating from the B-12, for the Southeastern Conference, until the 2024 season.

BYU, an Independent, will be joining Cincy, UCF, & Houston bringing the B-12 back to twelve (12) teams for the 1st time since 2010.

The American will be welcoming six (6) new members in 2023, all from C-USA (UNC Charlotte, FAU, UAB, North Texas, Rice, & UTSA). While these programs field credible teams and take the AAC from am eleven (11) to a fourteen (14) team conference; they are not the quality of the three (3) teams that are leaving!

If you have read earlier blogs that I have written re: 2022 schedules, the information provided below will be redundant, I always place this data on/in the blog for 1st time readers!

On Sully’s College Football Page, we use a system of color coding to make the reading of a particular team’s strength of schedule, easily recognized and understood!

The color Red is used to identify conference games, Yellow, for Power Five (P5) opponents, Green, to signify Group of Five (G5) teams, and finally, we use Light Blue for the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The FCS can offer up to 63 scholarship (not more than 63, yet can offer fewer), while the Football Bowl Subdivision ( P5 & G5) must provide 85 scholarships or lose their status as an FBS program!

In should be noted, the terms P5 & G5 are not NCAA language, but rather the constructs of five conferences (ACC, B-10, B-12, PAC 12, & SEC) and Notre Dame! No one is quiet sure of the origin of these terms, Power Five & Group of Five, they seem to have evolved over time, suffice to say, they are not NCAA Terms!

The link provided below will take you to Sully’s College Football Page (SCFP) featuring Conference-USA (C-USA) 2022 schedule information!

https://sullyscollegefootballpage.com/Football_Stats/Conference_Listings.cfm?MCID=2&DVID=32

The AAC currently has 11 teams and they play 8 conference for a total of 88 league tilts, (11 teams X 8 games = 88 contests). Like the B-12, the American is not currently organized into divisions. That said, one major distinction is that the B-12 play 9 conference games and having 10 teams in their league, they are able to play a round-robin (every team plays every other team in the league).

To play a round-robin the AAC would have to play 10 conference games not the 8 they currently play!

The American plays 44 Non-Conference (NC) games in 2022 (11 X 4 = 44), here is the breakdown for the 2022 season!

The AAC takes on 20 power Five (P5) opponents! The AAC plays ACC in 5 battles, the B-12 in 4 games, the Southeastern in 4, & Independents (Army, BYU or ND) 4 times. The also line-it-up vs B-10 on 3 occasions and do not play a PAC 12 team in 2022!

Of the 20 meetings the AAC has with P5 opponents, 8 are home games and 12 are played in Power Five stadiums. Compare this ratio of home games 8/20 = 40% to C-USA’s ratio of 2 @ home & 15 away, 2/17 = 12% @ home. It becomes clear, that the American Athletic Conference carries greater respect than any other G5 conference (this fact, will be shown as we continue to explore 2022 G5 schedules), in that P5’s are willing to travel to take on AAC teams!

In the 2022 season, the AAC will get-in-on with 14 teams from four (4) G5 conference and teams playing as independents (C-USA 7 games, four (4) games vs the Mid-American Conference & Mountain West Conference, 2 vs Independent teams, & 1 game vs Sun Belt Conference).

The AAC vs G5 opponents home/away breakdown is as follows; the American play 9 of the 14 games in AAC Arenas and hit the road for 5 of these games in the 2022!

Finally, the American Athletic plays 10 games against the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). Houston is the only AAC team that does not play a 63 scholarship program (Please note: an FBS (Football Bowl Subdivision) member must offer 85 scholarships or lose their FBS status. All ten (10) meetings will be decided in AAC stadiums!

And as always … enjoy the games!

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Conference-USA (C-USA) 2022 Football Season with an emphasis on Non-Conference Games!

C-USA has 14 teams in their league, with seven (7) teams in the East Division (UNC Charlotte, Old Dominion, Marshall, Florida Atlantic [FAU], Florida International [FIU], Middle Tennessee, & Western Kentucky) & seven (7) teams in the West Division (University of Alabama @ Birmingham [UAB], Southern Miss, Louisiana Tech, Rice, North Texas, University of Texas @ El Paso [UTEP] & University of Texas @ San Antonia {UTSA)

The Conference will/may have a different look for / in the 2022 season! Southern Miss, Marshall, & Old Dominion all announced, in November, that they would be leaving C-USA to join the the Sun Belt Conference (SBC) and doing so for the 2022 season. A legal battle is brewing because of the November timeline in sharing their intent to leave the conference.

C-USA’s Bi-Laws require schools’ to give conference officials, a fourteen month notice of their intent to leave the league. The November notification falls short of the fourteen (14) month requirement and as a result, C-USA has scheduled these three (3) universities into their 2022 schedule. The SBC schedule is set to be released on March 1 and according to some reports (Southern Miss, Old Dominion, & Marshall) have been integrated into the SBC schedule as well!

To make matter more complicated for C-USA, six (6) other league teams (North Texas, Rice, UTSA, UNC Charlotte, UAB, & FAU) will be leaving the league for the American Athletic Conference (AAC) at the start of the 2023-24 season. These departures are compliant with the fourteen month notification window.

The sad reality is that when the dust settles in 2023, these desertions will leave a conference that had 14 teams in the 2021, with five (5) teams (Middle Tennessee, Western Kentucky, FIU, Louisiana Tech, & UTEP) for the 2023 FB Season!

C-USA will be adding: Liberty, New Mexico State and two (2) FCS programs, Sam Houston & Jacksonville State! This will leave with C-USA as a nine (9) team football conference for the 2023 season!

If you have read early blogs, the information provided below will be redundant, I always place this data on/in the blog for 1st time readers!

On Sully’s College Football Page, we use a system of color coding to make the reading of a particular team’s strength of schedule, easily recognized and understood!

The color Red is used to identify conference games, Yellow, for Power Five (P5) opponents, Green, to signify Group of Five (G5) teams, and finally, we use Light Blue for the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The FCS can offer up to 63 scholarship (not more than 63, yet can offer fewer), while the Football Bowl Subdivision ( P5 & G5) must provide 85 scholarships or lose their status as an FBS program!

In should be noted, the terms P5 & G5 are not NCAA language, but rather the constructs of five conferences (ACC, B-10, B-12, PAC 12, & SEC) and Notre Dame! No one is quiet sure of the origin of these terms, Power Five & Group of Five, they seem to have evolved over time, suffice to say, they are not NCAA Terms!

The link provided below will take you to Sully’s College Football Page (SCFP) featuring Conference-USA (C-USA) 2022 schedule information!

https://sullyscollegefootballpage.com/Football_Stats/Conference_Listings.cfm?MCID=2&DVID=8

C-USA plays an eight (8) game conference schedule and each team schedules four (4) Non-Conference (NC) contests to reach the allowed 12 game ceiling. Please note, if a team travels to the Islands, to take on Hawaii, they are allowed to schedule a 13th game to off-set expenses.

This year, Western Kentucky flies out to Honolulu, to take on the Rainbow Warriors, and as a result, they are playing five (5) NC games!

As stated, C-USA has 14 teams (for now) and plays 8 conference games for a total of 112 games (14 X 8= 112) with-in the league. The Conference pays 4 NC games for a total of 56 tilts (14 X 4 = 56)! However, in 2022, because of Western Kentucky’s trip to Hawaii, C-USA will compete in 57 NC games!

The League takes on 17 Power 5 programs (ACC, 5 games, SEC 4, Big Ten 3, Big 12 two games, PAC 12 one game, & Independents 2). C-USA plays fifteen (15) of the seventeen (17) games on the road and only 2 @ Home! UNC Charlotte hosts Maryland & Old Dominion welcomes fellow Virginian, Virginia Tech to S.B. Ballard Stadium in Norfolk!

C-USA lines-it-up 27 times vs Group of Five (G5) teams in 2022! They get-it-on against the American Athletic Conference (AAC) & Sun Belt Conference (SBC) in fourteen (14) games, seven (7) apiece! They take on Independents (IND) programs in six (6) battles and the Mountain West Conference (MWC) in five (5) engagements. Finally, they will kick-it-off vs the Mid-American Conference (MAC) twice (2) in 2022!

C-USA will play 13 games with 63 scholarship programs (FCS / Football Championship Subdivision) FCS programs are often confused with G5 programs, the true facts are that G5 programs (AAC, C-USA, MWC, MAC, & SBC) award 85 scholarships, the exact number that the Southeastern and Big Ten Conferences provide in their respective conferences! All of these games will be played in C-USA stadiums, except for one (1) … Middle Tennessee will travel to Virginia, to-take-on James Madison, currently playing in the Colonial Athletic Association (CAA)!

In 2022, C-USA will play 17 Power 5 programs, 27 Group of 5 teams, & 13 games with FCS opponents, 63 scholarship conferences! (17 + 27 + 13 = 57 NC games). Remember, for a FBS team to become Bowl Eligible they must win a minimum of six (6) games and only one vs an FCS team counts toward the six wins!

and as always … Enjoy the Games!

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ACC Non-Conference 2022 Schedule

In the 2021 season, the 14 Atlantic Coast Conference (ACC) programs played 28 Power Five (P5) teams during the regular & bowl seasons! They struggled against this/that level competition, going 7-21 vs P5 programs (5-16 in the regular season and 2-5 in the post-season). In the 2022 season, the ACC has scheduled 24 P5 teams. That said, the Big Ten, who like the ACC has 14 teams, play just 11 P5 opponents. The SEC also has 14 members and play only 16 P5! The B-10 & SEC together take on 27 P5’s squads, while the ACC, by themselves play just 3 fewer, twenty four (24)!

Our focus here has to be limited to the ACC’s Non-Conference (NC) games. The Atlantic Coast Conference is always the last of the Power Five (P5s) leagues to provide their conference schedule! At the time of the writing of this blog, the ACC has only provided their NC & helmet schedules (who conference teams are playing with-in the league, but do not provide the dates of the games. As a result, SCFP cannot publish the ACC Conference schedule! Please note; the ACC complete schedule is now available!

On Sully’s College Football Page, we use a system of color coding to make the reading of a particular team’s strength of schedule easily recognized and understood!

The color Red is used to identify conference games, Yellow, for Power Five (P5) opponents, Green, to signify Group of Five (G5) teams, and finally, we use Light Blue for the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The FCS can offer up to 63 scholarship (not more than 63, yet can offer fewer), while the Football Bowl Subdivision ( P5 & G5) must provide 85 scholarships or lose their status as an FBS program!

The link provided below will take you to the ACC’s 2022 NC schedule! Note: the ACC plays eight (8) conference games, the same number as the Southeastern Conference (B-10, B-12, & PAC 12 play nine (9) conference games)! Further, the ACC like the Big Ten & the Southeastern Conference has 2 divisions, with seven (7) teams on each side, and finally, where the B-10 parts company from the ACC & SEC is in the number of conference games they play, the B-10, as mentioned, plays 9 conference games to the ACC & SEC’s 8 games. As a result, the ACC plays 56 NC Conference, fourteen (14) teams play 4 NC contests for a total of 56 games (14 X 4 = 56)

https://sullyscollegefootballpage.com/Football_Stats/Conference_Listings.cfm?MCID=1&DVID=1

It should be noted, the terms P5 & G5 are not NCAA language, but rather the constructs of five conferences (ACC, B-10, B-12, PAC 12, & SEC) and Notre Dame! No one is quiet sure of the origin of these terms? The use of, now common, Power Five & Group of Five, seem to have evolved over time! Suffice to say, they are not NCAA Terms!

Lets begin in the Atlantic Coast’s Conference, Atlantic Division by identifying their P5 opponents and putting a number to the G5 & FCS teams they will play in 2022.

The Atlantic Division vs Power Five’s (P5), Boston College welcomes Rutgers to Chestnut Hill and then travels to Indiana to take on Notre Dame, (BC & ND are the only two (2) Catholic Universities playing football at the FBS level)) Clemson plays ND in South Bend and hosts in-state rival, South Carolina while Florida State battles LSU, at a Neutral site (New Orleans) on Sept. 4th & Florida in the ‘Chomp & Chop’ Game, Louisville closes out its season against the Kentucky Wildcats, while NC State has invited the Red Raiders of Texas Tech to Raleigh, NC, to do battle @ Carter-Finley Stadium, and finally, Syracuse has challenged the whole State of Indiana (almost) as it takes on Purdue & Notre Dame. Wake Forest takes on two P5s, Vanderbilt, in the Music City & West Point, @ home, on Truist Field! The Atlantic Division has seven (7) members, and will kick-it-off against 12 P5 opponents! Impressive!!

The Atlantic Division plays a G5 opponent on nine (9) occasions and have scheduled FCS teams on six (6) dates (please note: Clemson has one (1) more NC opponent to schedule) for a total of 17 scheduled, with one (1) to go, when complete, 18 games (based on playing 10 P5s)! The Atlantic Division has to schedule 28 NC games, as does the Coastal Division, to reach their NC contests allowed, 56 would be the magic number!

The Atlantic Division’s schedule breakdown is 28 NC games; 12 vs P5, 9 against G5s, 6 with FCS squads, & one (1) TBD!

The Coastal Division vs P5: Duke plays @ Northwestern & at Kansas, Georgia Tech hosts Ole Miss and travels to Athens, GA, to take on in-state rival & defending national Champs, UGA, while Miami travels to the Great State of Texas to battle Texas A&M. North Carolina is desperate to improve its 2-20 showings against, God’s Team, Notre Dame, Pitt stays in the great city of Pittsburgh, welcoming West Virginia, & Tennessee. Virginia engages the Big Ten, Illinois, in Charlottesville @ Scott Stadium, and finally, Virginia Tech, Battles its neighbors from the “Mountain State’ West Virginia! The Coastal Division plays ten (10) P5 teams, with every member of the division playing, @ least, one Power Five program and Duke, GT, & Pitt playing 2 each!

The Coastal Division’s schedule breakdown is 28 NC games, with 10 dates vs P5, eleven (11) against G5s, six (6) with FCS squads, and Duke has an NC game to schedule!

The ACC, as a whole, play 22 P5 opponents; twelve (12) of the twenty two (12) will be played in ACC stadiums, Nine (9) as true road games, and one (1) at a Neutral Site!


The 2022 ACC Non-Conference Season looks like this, 56 NC games, 34 are home contests, while 19 are road battles, one (1) at a neutral site, and 2 games TBD!

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Big 12 Conference 2022 Schedule

4th Conference up, is the often ignored and regularly disrespected, Big 12!

There are ten (10) Football Bowl Subdivision Conferences (AAC, ACC, Big12, Big Ten, C-USA, MAC, MWC, PAC 12, SBC, & SEC) and only two have organized themselves without divisions, the AAC (American Athletic Conference) the the Big 12 (B-12)

In 2010, here is a list of the teams that comprised the B-12: Baylor, Colorado, Iowa State, Kansas, Kansas State, Missouri, Nebraska, Oklahoma, Oklahoma State, Texas, Texas A&M, & Texas Tech. One year later (2011), the B-12 had gone from 12 members to 10 universities, as Nebraska left for the B-10 & Colorado headed west to begin play in what would become the PAC 12 (Utah from the Mountain West Conference also joined what was then known as the PAC 10)! The B-12 kept their marketing name (even though they had 10 not 12 conference programs) and did away with divisions, organizing themselves as one conference, where they played a round robin schedule (every team in the league played every other team!

Then in 2012, Texas A&M & Missouri left the Big 12 conference and joined the Southeastern Conference. The B-12 did not want to be left with eight (8) teams, so they invited Texas Christian University (TCU) and West Virginia to join their ranks. TCU & West Virginia began playing in the B-12 in 2012, both teams finished that season with identical records, 4-5 in conference play and 7-6 overall!

In 2021, came the shocker, Texas & Oklahoma, the bluebloods of the conference, announced they would be leaving the Big 12 for the Southeastern Conference beginning July 1 of 2025! The Big 12 response was quick, they offered Cincinnati, Houston, Central Florida (all from the AAC) and the nations 2nd best Independent, BYU, an opportunity for membership in the Big 12. All four (4) accepted the offer and will begin playing in the conference no later than the 2024-25 academic year!

The Big 12 will be returning to divisional play in 2024 and once again, have 12 members, for the 1st time since 2010!

On Sully’s College Football Page, we use a system of color coding to make the reading of a particular team’s, strength of schedule, easily recognized and understood!

The color Red is used to identify conference games, Yellow, for Power Five (P5) opponents, Green, to signify Group of Five (G5) teams, and finally, we use Light Blue for the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The FCS can offer up to 63 scholarship (not more than 63, yet can offer fewer), while the Football Bowl Subdivision ( P5 & G5) must provide 85 scholarships or lose their status as an FBS program!

In should be noted, the terms P5 & G5 are not NCAA language, but rather the constructs of five conferences (ACC, B-10, B-12, PAC 12, & SEC) and Notre Dame! No one is quiet sure of the origin of these terms, Power Five & Group of Five, they seem to have evolved over time, suffice to say, they are not NCAA Terms!

The link provided below will take you to Sully’s College Football Page (SCFP) featuring the Big 12’s 2022 schedule information!

https://sullyscollegefootballpage.com/Football_Stats/Conference_Listings.cfm?MCID=1&DVID=4

All that said: the Big 12 (the current B-12) plays 30 Non-Conference games and in 2022, 11 of the tilts are vs Power Five program, 11 vs G5s & 7 vs FCS teams for a total of 29 NC games. Baylor has yet to schedule a 3rd NC Game, since they play BYU on the road, look for them to schedule a weak G5 program or an FCS opponent. When they do so, the B-12 will have reached its allotted 30 game NC total!

Big 12 vs Power Five (P5) opponents, Baylor heads to Provo to take on BYU, Iowa State meanders east to Iowa City to do battle with in-state rival, Iowa, while Kansas hosts’ Duke on Sept. 24th. Kansas State resumes its border war, in Little Manhattan, vs Missouri, Oklahoma kicks it off vs an old Big Eight rival, Nebraska, at Husker’s Memorial Stadium, Oklahoma State, welcomes a PAC 12 opponent, Arizona State to Stillwater, OK, TCU lines in up against Colorado in Boulder, CO @ Folsom Field. Texas plays host to mighty Alabama, on Sept 10th, Texas Tech heads east to battle an ACC program, NC State, @ Carter-Finley Stadium, Raleigh, NC and finally, West Virginia takes on two (2) Power 5’s (ACC teams), both on the road, Pitt, in the ‘Backyard Brawl’ and Virginia Tech in Blacksburg VA, @ Lane Stadium. 

The Big 12 Conference plays a G5 opponent on eleven (11) dates and have schedule seven (7) FCS teams! Baylor has one game, yet, to schedule, a G5 or FCS program are far and away the most likely Candidate!

The Big 12’s schedule breakdown is 30 NC games, 11 vs P5, 11 against G5s and 7 games vs an FCS squad! Every team in the League plays, at least, one (1) P5, one (1) G5, and seven teams in the conference have schedule an FCS opponent. OU & Texas do not play an FCS program in 2022 and Baylor has one game to schedule for the coming season.

The Big 12 Conference plays 9 conference games and 3 Non-Conference (NC) games to reach their allotted regular season 12 game total. As a result, the conference has to schedules 30 NC games (10 teams X 3 NC Games = 30) to reach their conference total of 120 games (90 conference games + 30 NC tilts = 120 total games in the B-12).

The Big 12 plays 11 P5 opponents; none of these games will be played at a neutral site, four (4) will be contested in B-12 Arenas, & seven (7) of these games will be played as true road games! Of the seven (7) road games (three (3) will be contested on ACC fields, one (1) in an Independent Stadium (BYU’s Lavell Edwards Stadium), two (2) in Big Ten Houses, & One (1) in PAC 12 territory)!

The League plays 11 G5 and 7 FCS all @ home, except for TCU, who plays @ SMU, some likely hurt feelings with the Mustangs, in that, the B-12 did not offer an invite to the Dallas-based team, an old Southwest Conference member, during the latest realignment? While Kansas travels to Houston to take on a future B-12 opponent!

The 2022 B-12 Non-Conference season looks like this, 30 NC games, 20 are home contests, 9 are road battles, & one (1) team & site to be determined!

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PAC 12 Conference 2022 Schedule

The PAC 12 had two (2) teams reach the ten (10) win threshold in 2021, Oregon (10-4) in the North Division and in the South Division, Utah, also went 10-4! Of the twelve (12) teams playing in the League, half (six {6} squads) of them qualified for the bowl season (Arizona State, UCLA & Utah from the South and Oregon, Oregon State, & Washington State out of the North)! That said, their bowl results can best be described as a ‘Train Wreck‘. The P-12 went 0-5 in the post season; (Oregon State lost to Utah State, 24-13, Oregon was outscored by Oklahoma, 47-32, Arizona State was stopped by Wisconsin, 20-13, Washington State fell to Central Michigan, 24-21, Utah’s defense missed the bus, losing to Ohio State, 48-45, and mercifully, UCLA canceled their date with NC State, due to Covid)! Their regular season performance vs Power Five (P5) opponents was better, but not by much, the conference took on 16 P5 opponents and managed only three (3) wins, an anemic 3-13 result! The PAC 12 lost seven (7) games to two (2) teams, BYU beat them 5 times (Arizona, Arizona State, USC, Utah, & Washington State), & Notre Dame played them twice (2), USC & Stanford fell to the Irish! They lined it up 9 times vs the 2nd best Group of Five (G5) Conference (the American is widely regarded as the best G5 league), the Mountain West and managed just 4 wins (4-5), a losing record to a G5 Conference. Further, they play, in the majority, the Big Sky Conference, when engaging FCS programs! PAC 12 played eight games vs the B-Sky and finished with 2 losses, completely unacceptable for a P5 Conference!

Our focus here is the PAC 12’s Non-Conference (NC) games!

On Sully’s College Football Page, we use a system of color coding to make the reading of a particular team’s strength of schedule easily recognized and understood!

The color Red is used to identify conference games, Yellow, for Power Five (P5) opponents, Green, to signify Group of Five (G5) teams, and finally, we use Light Blue for the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The FCS can offer up to 63 scholarship (not more than 63, yet can offer fewer), while the Football Bowl Subdivision ( P5 & G5) must provide 85 scholarships or lose their status as an FBS program!

The link provided below will take you to the PAC 12’s 2022 schedule! Note; the P-12 plays nine (9) conference games as does the B-10! Further, the PAC 12, like the B-10 & Southeastern Conference has 2 divisions (North & South), with six (6) teams on each side of the conference. Finally, where the PAC 12 parts company from the B-10 & SEC is in the number of conference teams, the B-10 and the Southeastern Conferences have 14 teams to the PAC 12’s twelve (12) teams. This difference in the # of conference members reduces the PAC 12’s NC encounters from the SEC’s 56 & B-10’s 42 NC games to 36 Non-Conference tilts for the PAC 12. In other words, The PAC 12’s, twelve (12) programs, play 3 NC contests for a total of 36 games (12 X 3 = 36)

https://sullyscollegefootballpage.com/Football_Stats/Conference_Listings.cfm?MCID=1&DVID=5&ScheduleYear=2022

In should be noted, the terms P5 & G5 are not NCAA language, but rather the constructs of five conferences (ACC, B-10, B-12, PAC 12, & SEC) and Notre Dame! No one is quiet sure of the origin of these terms? The use of, now common, Power Five & Group of Five, seem to have evolved over time! Suffice to say, they are not NCAA speak!

The PAC 12 Conference plays 36 Non-Conference games in 2022!

Lets begin in the P-12’s North Division by identifying their P5 opponents and putting a number to the G5 & FCS teams they will play in 2022.From the North Division, California Travels to Indiana to take on Notre Dame, (ND is a founding member of the CFP system and is universally recognized as a P5 program) Oregon plays two (2) P5s in 2022, Georgia, at a neutral site (Mercedes Benz Stadium in Atlanta, GA) & BYU @ home, while Oregon State does not play a P5 in 2022, they do travel to Idaho, to take on Boise State! Stanford heads east, to the Great State of Indiana, to take on the Fighting Irish of Notre Dame and battles BYU @ home, Washington welcomes Michigan State, to Husky Stadium, while WSU travels to the Great State of Wisconsin to do battle with Bucky @ Camp Randall. The North Division six (6) members, with the exception of OSU, each play, at least, one (1) game vs a P5. Oregon & Stanford play two (2) P5 opponents, bringing the North Division’s total to seven (7) games vs P5 in 2022 regular season!

The North Division plays five (5) Group of Five opponents and six (6) FCS teams!

The North Division’s schedule breakdown is 18 NC games, seven (7) games vs P5, five (5) against G5s and six (6) with FCS squads! You like to see each member of a P5 Conference (or in this case, division) play at, least, one (1) P5 program in their NC schedule. The North, as a whole, meets that standard by playing 7 P5s in 22′!

The South Division vs P5: Arizona welcomes Mississippi State to Arizona Stadium, Arizona State travels to Stillwater, OK, to take on Oklahoma State, while Colorado kicks it off vs two (2) P5 teams, @ home against TCU and then, gets it on, in the great state of Minnesota, vs The Golden Gophers. UCLA’s schedule may be the weakest of any P5 program in the country in 2022, not only do they not play a P5, the fact is, the G5 teams they play, Bowling Green & South Alabama are among the weakest in their respective G5 conferences (MAC & Sun Belt) and their FCS opponent, Alabama State, is not a particular strong program in that subdivision! USC takes on ND, in college football’s greatest intersectional rival, & Utah travels cross country, to Gainesville, Florida, to get it on with Gators in Ben Hill Griffin Stadium. The South plays six (6) P5 teams, with every member playing one Power Five program, save UCLA who plays none (0) while Colorado lines it up vs two (2)!  

The South Division plays eight (8) Group of Five opponents and four (4) FCS teams!

The South Division’s schedule breakdown is 18 NC games, six (6) games vs P5, eight (8) against G5s, and four (4) with FCS squads!

The PAC 12, as a whole, will play 13 P5 opponents; six (6) of the thirteen (13) will be played in PAC 12 Stadiums, six (6) will be played as true road games, & one at a neutral site. PAC 12 teams will appear in one (1) Southeastern Conference Arena (Florida), in one B-12 Stadium (TCU’s Amon G Carter Stadium), on two (2) B-10 fields, Wisconsin’s & Minnesota’s, & twice (2) at the House that Rockne built (Notre Dame)! The thirteenth P5 opponent will be Georgia, played @ a neutral site, Atlanta, GA’s Mercedes Benz Stadium!

The PAC 12 Conference plays 9 league games and 3 Non-Conference (NC) games to reach their allotted regular season 12 game total. As a result, the conference has to schedules 36 NC games (12 teams X 3 = 36) to reach their their conference total of 144 games (108 conference games; 12 X 9 = 108 + 36 NC tilts = 144 total battles in the PAC 12 Conference).

The PAC 12 plays 13 G5 and 10 FCS, all @ home, except for games played @ San Diego State (Arizona), @ Air Force (Colorado) & @ Fresno State (Oregon State) are P-12 teams, who travel to the above mentioned sites! Please note; all ten (10) FCS games are played in PAC 12 Arenas!

The 2022 PAC 12 Non-Conference Season looks like this: 36 NC games, 26 are home contests, 9 are true road battles, and one (1) is at a Neutral site!

And as always … enjoy the games!

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Big Ten Conference 2022 Schedule

The Big Ten East Division made a comeback in in 2021 with 3 (MSU 11-2, OSU 11-2, & Michigan 12-2) of its seven members winning 11 or more games. Of the ten FBS Conferences, eight of them have divisions (American Athletic Conference {AAC} & the Big 12 are not organized into divisions). That said, the Big Ten’s East was the only division that that had three (3) teams to win 10 plus games. Now before you say the rest of the division was weak, two (2) other teams from the East had winning records (Penn State & Maryland)! The Big Ten East was (is) the 2nd best division in all of college football, behind only the Southeastern’s West Division. With Iowa (B-10’s West Division) winning ten (10) games, the Big Ten was tied with the Southeastern & Mountain West Conferences to have four (4) teams win ten or more games!

Our focus here is the Big Ten’s Non-Conference (NC)!

On Sully’s College Football Page, we use a system of color coding to make the reading of a particular team’s strength of schedule easily recognized and understood!

The color Red is used to identify conference games, Yellow, for Power Five (P5) opponents, Green, to signify Group of Five (G5) teams, and finally, we use Light Blue for the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The FCS can offer up to 63 scholarship (not more than 63, yet can offer fewer), while the Football Bowl Subdivision ( P5 & G5) must provide 85 scholarships or lose their status as an FBS program!

The link provided below will take you to the Big Ten’s 2022 schedule! Note the B-10 plays nine (9) conference games! Further, the Big Ten like the Southeaster Conference has 2 divisions, with seven (7) teams on each side, yet finally, where the B-10 & SEC part company is in the number of conference games they play, the B-10 plays 9 conference games to the SEC’s 8 games. This difference in conference games reduces the Big Ten’s NC encounters from the SEC’s 56, to their 42 NC games. The B-10’s fourteen (14) teams play 3 NC contests for a total of 42 games (14 X 3 = 42)

https://sullyscollegefootballpage.com/Football_Stats/Conference_Listings.cfm?MCID=1&DVID=3

It should be noted, the terms P5 & G5 are not NCAA language, but rather the constructs of five conferences (ACC, B-10, B-12, PAC 12, & SEC) and Notre Dame! No one is quiet sure of the origin of these terms? The use of, now common, Power Five & Group of Five, seem to have evolved over time! Suffice to say, they are not NCAA Terms!

The Big Ten Conference plays 42 Non-Conference games in 2022!

Lets begin in the B-10’s East Division by identifying their P5 opponents and putting a number to the G5 & FCS teams they will play in 2022.

From the East Division, Indiana Travels to Ohio to take on Cincinnati, (the B-10 recognizes Cincy as a P5 opponent for scheduling purposes, they were, once upon a time, in the Big East) Maryland does not play a P5 in 2022 while Michigan hosts’ UCLA on Sept. 10th. MSU heads west, to the Great State of Washington, to take on the Washington Huskies, OSU welcomes God’s Team, Notre Dame, to the Shoe, while PSU travels south to do battle, on the Plains, with Auburn, and finally, Rutgers journeys to the Baked Bean State to cook, boil, & bake Boston College. The East Division’s seven (7) members, with the exception of Maryland, each play one (1) game against a P5 opponent!

The East Division plays a G5 opponent on thirteen (13) occasions and have scheduled FCS teams on two (2) dates. For the limited purpose of this blog, we are counting Cincinnati as a P5, although, please note; they are identified as G5 (AAC member / green dot on the B-10 conference schedule page) on the conference schedule!

The East Division’s schedule breakdown is 28 NC games, 6 vs P5, 13 against G5s and 2 with FCS squads! Maryland is the only team from the East that is not playing a P5 while IU & Rutgers are the only 2 clubs that have scheduled FCS opponents!

The West Division vs P5: Wisconsin welcomes Washington State to Mad-Town, Purdue enters the Great State of New York and lines it up against “Running Back U” (Jimmy Brown, Ernie Davis, Floyd Little, Larry Zunker to name a few) the Syracuse Orange , Northwestern stays home and gets it on in the Academic Bowl vs Duke. Nebraska entertains long-tine Big Eight & Big 12 rival, Oklahoma, Minnesota stays in the North Star State and kicks it off vs a PAC 12 representative, Colorado, Iowa engages in its annual battle, with in-state rival, Iowa State, in Iowa City (it’s all about Iowa), and finally, Illinois, welcomes the descendants Jamestown (UVA) to the Land of Lincoln! The West plays seven (7) P5 teams, with every member playing one Power Five program!

The West Division plays seven (7) Group of Five opponents and seven (7) FCS teams!

The West Division’s schedule breakdown is 21 NC games, and has perfect symmetry, seven (7) games vs P5, seven (7) against G5s and seven (7) with FCS squads! I do not remember seeing an NC schedule breakdown with this type on balance in the years (2009 to present) that I have entered games!

The Big Ten, as a whole, play 13 P5 opponents; eight (8) of the thirteen (13) will be played in B-10 stadiums. the remaining Five (5) will be played as true road games; one (1) in an AAC Arena (Remember, the B-10 & SEC will count some teams that are housed in G5 Conferences … as P5 opponents for scheduling purposes), one (1) in an Southeastern Conference, one (1) in a PAC 12 House, & two (2) in ACC realms)!

The Big Ten Conference plays 9 league games and 3 Non-Conference (NC) games to reach their allotted regular season 12 game total. As a result, the conference has to schedules 42 NC games (14 teams X 3 = 42) to reach their their conference total of 168 games (126 conference games + 42 NC tilts = 168 total battles in the Big Ten Conference).

The B-10 plays 20 G5 and 9 FCS all @ home, except for Maryland, who plays @ UNC Charlotte, in North Carolina, on Sept. 10! Please note; if you go to SCFP site, the B-10 page will show 21 green dots (signifying a Group of Five opponent) while the B-10 counts Cincinnati as a Power Five (P5) for scheduling purposes only, we do not count Cincy as a P5! On SCFP , we count only BYU & Army as P5 equivalents (ND has always been part of the P5 numbers). So, on SCFP page, you will see 12 yellow dots (signifying a P5 opponent) on the Big Ten Conference Page (not 13 as reported here) and 21 green dots (signifying G5 opposition) not 20! Sorry for the confusion!!

The 2022 Big Ten Non-Conference season looks like this, 42 NC games, 36 are home contests while 6 are road battles!

And as always … enjoy the games!

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Southeastern Conference 2022 Schedule

As we move into the NFL Playoffs and with sports best tournament, the Final Four in college basketball on the horizon, here is peek over the horizon, the so called ‘look down radar’. A sneak preview of the 2022 college football schedule.

1st up, is the Mighty Southeastern conference!

On Sully’s College Football Page, we use a system of color coding to make the reading of a particular team’s, strength of schedule, easily recognized and understood!

The color Red is used to identify conference games, Yellow, for Power Five (P5) opponents, Green, to signify Group of Five (G5) teams, and finally, we use Light Blue for the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The FCS can offer up to 63 scholarship (not more than 63, yet can offer fewer), while the Football Bowl Subdivision ( P5 & G5) must provide 85 scholarships or lose their status as an FBS program!

https://sullyscollegefootballpage.com/Football_Stats/Conference_Listings.cfm?MCID=1&DVID=6

In should be noted, the terms P5 & G5 are not NCAA language, but rather the constructs of five conferences (ACC, B-10, B-12, PAC 12, & SEC) and Notre Dame! No one is quiet sure of the origin of these terms, Power Five & Group of Five, they seem to have evolved over time, suffice to say, they are not NCAA Terms!

That said: the Southeastern Conference plays 56 Non-Conference games and in 2022, 16 of the tilts are vs Power Five program, 27 vs G5s, & 13 vs FCS teams!

Lets begin in the West Division by identifying their P5 opponents and putting a number to the G5 & FCS teams they will play in 2022.

From the West Division, Alabama Travels to Austin to take on Texas, Arkansas heads west to take on BYU (the SEC & B-10 count BYU & Army as P5 opponents for scheduling purposes) while Auburn hosts’ Penn State on Sept. 17th. LSU opens its season @ Mercedes-Benz Superdome in New Orleans vs Florida State, Mississippi State travels west to battle Arizona, while fellow Mississippian, OLE Miss, travels to Georgia to take on Georgia Tech in Atlanta, and finally, Texas A&M welcomes the Miami Hurricanes to College Station. The West Division’s seven (7) members each play one (1) game against a P5 opponent!

The West Division plays a G5 opponent on fifteen (15) occasions and have scheduled FCS teams on six (6) dates.

The West Division’s schedule breakdown is 28 NC games, 7 vs P5, 15 against G5s and 6 with FCS squads! Texas A&M is the only team in the West that is not playing an FCS opponent!

In the East Division, Vanderbilt travels to North Carolina to take on Wake Forest, Tennessee heads North to battle Pitt, South Carolina stays home and gets it on with in-state rival, @ Clemson. Missouri crosses a state line, to line it up vs Kansas State, Kentucky stays in the Blue Grass State and kicks it off, @ home, against Louisville, Georgia takes on two (2) P5s, Oregon @ a neutral site (Atlanta) & Georgia Tech @ home and finally, Florida, just like its friends from Georgia, plays two (2) P5s, 1st the Gators welcome Utah to the ‘Sunshine State’ and then travel from Gainesville to Tallahassee, to “lace-em-up” vs Florida State, in the Chop or Chomp Game! The East plays nine (9) P5 teams, every member plays one (1) with the exception of Georgia & Florida, who battle two (2) P5s!

The East Division plays a G5 opponent on twelve (12) occasions and have schedule seven (7) FCS teams!

The East Division’s schedule breakdown is 28 NC games, 9 vs P5, 12 against G5s and 7 with FCS squads! Every team in the East plays, at least, one (1) P5, one (1) G5, & one (1) FCS program!

The Southeastern Conference plays 8 conference games and 4 Non-Conference (NC) games to reach their allotted regular season 12 game total. As a result, the conference has to schedules 56 NC games (14 teams X 4 = 56) to reach their their conference total of 168 games (112 conference games + 56 NC tilts = 168 total blood-baths in the Southeastern Conference).

As a conference, they play 16 P5 opponents; two (2) of these games are at Neutral Sites, Five (5) are to be played in Southeastern Stadiums, & Nine (9) of these games will be played as true road games; (two (2) in B-12 Arenas, one (1) in an Independent Stadium, one (1) in a PAC 12 House, & four (4) in ACC territory)!

The SEC plays 27 G5 and 13 FCS all @ home, except for Vanderbilt, who plays @ Hawaii (I get that, I would like to go with them) yet, I’m confused as to why Commodores are traveling to Dekalb, IL to take on Northern Illinois, a MAC team? These games are usually best thought of as ‘cash for a home date/win’ as a result, the P5 teams rarely travel! I do not believe, since I started the site (2009), I have ever seen a P5 program, play two (2) G5s on the road in the same season (one, yes … two, 2 never). Interesting!

The 2022 Southeastern Non-Conference season looks like this, 56 NC games, 43 are home contests, 11 are road battles, & 2 are scheduled at neutral sites!

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SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl

The 2021 Las Vegas Bowl will be played on December 30, 2021, with kickoff scheduled for 9:30 p.m. The game will air on ESPN @ 9:30 and will be the 29th edition of the Las Vegas Bowl (the 2020 edition was cancelled due to the Covid Pandemic). Sponsored by a roofing distribution company, the game will be officially known as the SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl:. Teams: Wisconsin (B-10) 8-4 vs Arizona State (P-12) 8-4

Bowl Location: Las Vegas, NV

Day, Date & Time: Saturday, December, 30, 2021, 9:30

Network: ESPN

Best Win(s): UW: beat Iowa (10-3), 27-7; ASU: beat UCLA (8-4), 42-23

Worst Loss(es): UW:  lost to Minnesota, 24-13; ASU:lost to OR St (7-5) 24-10

Common Opponents: None!

Favorite: Wisconsin -7 (All lines are opening lines & all recommend picks are based on opening lines)

Sully’s CFP Game Simulator is a statistical analysis / predictor of how these teams will perform, based solely on their numbers, when they face off on the gridiron! Keep in mind, these stats were established against different teams and conferences and these differences must be taken into account to get a complete picture when attempting to predetermine a winner. If you are interested in how the Simulator works … read this part … if not … skip it! The process used is, say Notre Dame is playing Wisconsin … we take ND’s total yards on offense, add it to the number the Badgers give up on defense, we get a total and then divide the total by 2 to get an average. We then invert the process, we now take Wisconsin’s total offense, add it to what the Irish give up on defense, get a 2nd total, and then divide that number by 2, to get the second average! The greater number (with the exception of Turnovers, lower # wins) is then determined to have the advantage (please note …. a statistical advantage). We repeat this process in each of the eight statistical categories assessed: 1) Total Yards, 2) Rushing, 3) Passing, 4) Scoring, 5) 3rd Down (Conversions /Stops), 6) Turnovers, 7) Red Zone Scores (TD’s & FG), & 8) Red Zone TD’s (only TD’s)!  That said… here are the results of the Head-to-Head Analysis:

  UW ASU
Total Yards O VS D 354 322UW +1
Passing O VS D 181 187 ASU +1  
Rushing O VS D 173 135 UW +1
Scoring O VS D 23.5  23   UW +1
Turnovers O VS D 1.7 1.8 UW +1
3rd Conv % O VS D 35 37 ASU +1
Red Zone Scores 84  76 UW +1
Red Zone TDs 56 58 ASU +1
Totals 5 3

Wisconsin outperforms Arizona State in 5 of the 8 Categories

The Head-to-Head Game Simulator thinks: Bucky will gain more yards than Sparky (354 to 322), run the ball better than the Devils (172.5 to 135), win in the Scoring Category (23.5 to 23) the Turnover Assessment (1.7 to 1.8), & and be more productive in the RZ all Scores (83.5% to 76%).

Sully Says: What a great game, B-10 Power vs PAC 12 Speed! The Badgers are coming off their most disappointing performance of the 2021 campaign, a 24 13 loss to Minnesota, while the Sun Devils are fresh off a, 38-15, win over their in-state rival, Arizona! ASU is going to place 7 to 8 defenders in the box (to stop the run), play man vs UW receivers, & force Mertz to beat them! That was what the Gophers did and Mertz did not respond to the challenge; 21/38 for 171 yards (55% completion rate), 4.5 YPA, 0 TD & 1 INT …. He needs to step up in this game or Bucky will get stepped on!

https://sullyscollegefootballpage.com/Football_Stats/Matchup.cfm

https://sullyscollegefootballpage.com/Football_Stats/Conference_Listings.cfm?MCID=1&DVID=3

https://sullyscollegefootballpage.com/Football_Stats/Conference_Listings.cfm?MCID=1&DVID=5

https://sullyscollegefootballpage.com/Football_Stats/Team_Details.cfm?TeamID=48T

https://sullyscollegefootballpage.com/Football_Stats/Team_Details.cfm?TeamID=32

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Bowl Games for the 2021 Season from December 17th through January 11th!

There are 42 Bowl Games in 2021 (not counting the CFP Championship Game) and the exact number of teams, (84) that were needed, qualified, 42 games = 84 teams! To qualify a team must win a minimum of 6 games. It should be noted, one (1) of the wins can be against an FCS team (63 scholarship program)!

Friday 12/17/21

Bahamas Bowl: Middle Tennessee (C-USA) 6-6 vs Toledo (MAC) 7-5; Site: Thomas A Robinson Stadium; Location: Nassau, NP; TV: 11:00 / ESPN; Favorite: Toledo -9.5

Tailgreeter Cure Bowl: Northern Illinois (MAC) 9-4 vs Coastal Carolina (SBC) 10-2; Site: Exploria Stadium; Location: Orlando, FL; TV: 5:00 / ESPN2; Favorite: CCU -10

Saturday 12/18/21

RoofClaim.com Boca Raton Bowl: Western Kentucky (C-USA) 8-5 vs Appalachian State (SBC) 10-3; Site: FAU Stadium; Location: Boca Raton, FL; TV: 10:00 / ESPN; Favorite: Appalachian State -2.5

PUBG Mobile New Mexico Bowl: UTEP (C-USA) 7-5 vs Fresno State (MWC) 9-3; Site: University Stadium; Location: Albuquerque, NM; TV: 1:15 / ESPN; Favorite: Fresno State -11.0

Radiance Technologies Independence Bowl: UAB (C-USA) 8-4 vs BYU (IND) 10-2; Site: Independence Stadium; Location: Shreveport, LA; TV: 2:30 / ABC; Favorite: BYU -7.0

Lending Tree Bowl: Eastern Michigan (MAC) 7-5 vs Liberty (IND) 7-5; Site: Hancock Whitney Stadium; Location: Mobile, AL; TV: 4:45 / ESPN; Favorite: Liberty -8.5

Jimmy Kimmel LA Bowl Presented by Stifel: Utah State (MWC) 10-3 vs Oregon State (PAC 12) 7-5; Site: SoFi Stadium; Location: Inglewood, CA; TV: 6:30 / ABC; Favorite: Oregon State -7.0

R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl: Louisiana (SBC) 12-1 vs Marshall (C-USA) 7-5; Site: Caesars Superdome; Location: New Orleans, LA; TV: 8:15 / ESPN; Favorite: Louisiana -6.0

Monday 12/20/21

Myrtle Beach Bowl Presented by TaxAct: Old Dominion (C-USA) 6-6 vs Tulsa (AAC) 6-6; Site: Brooks Stadium; Location: Conway, SC; TV: 1:30 / ESPN; Favorite: Tulsa -9.5

Tuesday 12/21/21

Famous Idaho Potato Bowl: Kent State (MAC) 6-6 vs Wyoming (MWC) 6-6; Site: Albertsons Stadium; Location: Boise, ID; TV: 2:30 / ESPN; Favorite: Wyoming -3.0

Tropical Smoothie Cafe Frisco Bowl: UTSA (C-USA) 12-1 vs San Diego State (MWC) 10-2; Site: Toyota Stadium; Location: Frisco, TX; TV: 6:30 / ESPN; Favorite: UTSA -2.5

Wednesday 12/22/21


Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl : Missouri (SEC) 6-6 vs Army (IND) 8-3; Site: Amon G. Carter Stadium; Location: Fort Worth, TX; TV: 7:00 / ESPN; Favorite: Army -3.5


Thursday 12/23/21

Frisco Football Classic Bowl : North Texas (C-USA) 6-6 vs Miami (MAC) 6-6; Site: Toyota Stadium; Location: Frisco, TX; TV: 2:30 / ESPN; Favorite: Miami OH -3.5

Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl: UCF (AAC) 8-4 vs Florida (SEC) 6-6; Site: Raymond James Stadium; Location: Tampa, FL; TV: 6:00 / ESPN; Favorite: Florida -6.5

Friday 12/24/21

EasyPost Hawaii Bowl: Memphis (AAC) 6-6 vs Hawaii (MWC) 6-7; Site: Clarence T.C. Ching Athletics Complex; Location: Honolulu, HI; TV: 7:00 / ESPN; Favorite: Memphis -5.0

Saturday 12/25/21

TaxAct Camellia Bowl: Georgia State (SBC) 7-5 vs Ball State (MAC) 6-6; Site: Crampton Bowl; Location: Montgomery, AL; TV: 1:30 / ESPN; Favorite: Georgia State -4.5

Monday 12/27/21

Quick Lane Bowl: Western Michigan (MAC) 7-5 vs Nevada (MWC) 8-4; Site: Ford Field; Location: Detroit, MI; TV: 10:00 / ESPN; Favorite: Nevada -1.0

Military Bowl Presented by Peraton: Boston College (ACC) 6-6 vs East Carolina (AAC) 7-5; Site: Navy-Marine Corps Memorial Stadium; Location: Annapolis, MD; TV: 1:30 / ESPN; Favorite: BC -3.5

Tuesday 12/28/21

TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl: Houston (AAC) 11-2 vs Auburn (SEC) 6-6; Site: Protective Stadium; Location: Birmingham, AL; TV: 11:00 / ESPN; Favorite: Auburn -3.5

SERVPRO First Responder Bowl: Air Force (MWC) 9-3 vs Louisville (ACC) 6-6; Site: Gerald J Ford Stadium; Location: Dallas, TX; TV: 2:15 / ESPN; Favorite: Louisville -1.5

AutoZone Liberty Bowl: Mississippi State (SEC) 7-5 vs Texas Tech (B-12) 6-6; Site: Liberty Bowl Memorial Stadium; Location: Memphis, TN; TV: 5:45 / ESPN; Favorite: Mississippi State -8.5

San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl: UCLA (PAC 12) 8-4 vs NC State (ACC) 8-4; Site: Petco Park; Location: San Diego, CA; TV: 7:00 / FOX; Favorite: NC State -1.0

Guaranteed Rate Bowl: West Virginia (B-12) 6-6 vs Minnesota (B-10) 8-4; Site: Chase Field; Location: Phoenix, AZ; TV: 9:15 / ESPN; Favorite: Minnesota -4.0

Wednesday 12/29/21

Wasabi Fenway Bowl: SMU (AAC) 8-4 vs UVA (ACC) 6-6; Site: Fenway Park; Location: Boston, MA; TV: 10:00 / ESPN; Favorite: Virginia -1.5

New Era Pinstripe Bowl: Maryland (B-10) 6-6 vs Virginia Tech (ACC) 6-6; Site: Yankee Stadium; Location: Bronx, NY; TV: 1:15 / ESPN; Favorite: VT -1.0

Cheez-it Bowl: Clemson (ACC) 9-3 vs Iowa State (B-12) 7-5; Site: Camping World Stadium; Location: Orlando, FL; TV: 4:45 / ESPN; Favorite: Pick ’em

Valero Alamo Bowl: Oregon (PAC 12) 10-3 vs Oklahoma (B-12) 10-2; Site: Alamodome; Location: San Antonio, TX; TV: 8:15 / ESPN; Favorite: OU -4.5

Thursday 12/30/21

Duke’s Mayo Bowl: North Carolina (AAC) 6-6 vs South Carolina (SEC) 6-6; Site: Bank of America Stadium; Location: Charlotte, NC; TV: 10:30 / ESPN; Favorite: UNC -7.0

TransPerfect Music City Bowl: Tennessee (SEC) 7-5 vs Purdue (B-10) 8-4; Site: Nissan Stadium; Location: Nashville, TN; TV: 2:00 / ESPN; Favorite: Tennessee -4.0

Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl: Pitt (AAC) 11-5 vs Michigan State (B-10) 10-2; Site: Mercedes Benz Stadium; Location: Atlanta, GA; TV: 6:00 / ESPN; Favorite: Pick ’em

SRS Distribution Las Vegas Bowl: Wisconsin (B-10) 8-4 vs Arizona State (PAC 12) 8-4; Site: Allegiant Stadium; Location: Las Vegas, NV; TV: 9:30 / ESPN; Favorite: Wisconsin -7.0

Friday 12/31/21

TaxSlayer Gator Bowl: Wake Forest (ACC) 10-3 vs Rutgers (B-10) 5-7; Site: TIAA Bank Field; Location: Jacksonville, FL; TV: 10:00 / ESPN; Favorite: Texas A&M -7.0

Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl: Washington State (PAC 12) 7-5 vs Miami FL (ACC) 7-5; Site: Sun Bowl; Location: El Paso, TX; TV: 11:00 / CBS; Favorite: Miami -2.5

Barstool Sports Arizona Bowl: Central Michigan (MAC) 8-4 vs Boise State (MWC) 7-5; Site: Arizona Stadium; Location: Tucson, AZ; TV: 1:00 /
Barstool App ; Favorite: Boise State -8.0

CFP Semi Final @ the Goodyear Cotton Bowl: Cincinnati (AAC) 13-0 vs Alabama (SEC) 12-1; Site: AT&T Stadium; Location: Arlington, TX; TV: 2:30 / ESPN; Favorite: Alabama -13.5

CFP Semi Final @ the Capital One Orange Bowl: Georgia (SEC) 12-1 vs Michigan (B-10) 12-1; Site: Hard Rock Stadium; Location: Miami Gardens, FL; TV: 6:30 / ESPN; Favorite: Georgia -7.5

Saturday 1/1/22

Outback Bowl: Penn State (B-10) 7-5 vs Arkansas (SEC) 8-4; Site: Raymond James Stadium; Location: Tampa, FL; TV: 11:00 / ESPN2 ; Favorite: Penn State -2.5

PlayStation Fiesta Bowl: Oklahoma State (B-12) 11-2 vs Notre Dame (IND) 11-1; Site: State Farm Stadium; Location: Glendale, AZ; TV: 12:00 / ESPN ; Favorite: Notre Dame -2.5

Vrbo Citrus Bowl: Iowa (B-10) 10-3 vs Kentucky (SEC) 9-3; Site: Camping World Stadium; Location: Orlando, FL; TV: 12:00 / ABC ; Favorite: Kentucky -2.5

Rose Bowl Game Presented by Capital One Venture X: Utah (PAC 12) 10-3 vs Ohio State (B-10) 10-2; Site: Rose Bowl; Location: Pasadena, CA; TV: 4:00 / ESPN ; Favorite: Ohio State -6.5

Allstate Sugar Bowl : Baylor (B-12) 11-2 vs Ole Miss (SEC) 10-2; Site: Caesar Superdome; Location: New Orleans, LA; TV: 7:45 / ESPN ; Favorite: Baylor-1.5

Tuesday 1/4/22

TaxAct Texas Bowl : LSU (SEC) 11-2 vs Kansas State (B-12) 7-5; Site: NRG Stadium; Location: Houston, TX; TV: 8:00 / ESPN ; Favorite: LSU-1.0

Monday 1/10/22

CFP Final @ Lucas Oil Stadium: Georgia/Michigan (SEC or B-10) vs Cincinnati/Alabama (AAC or SEC); Site: Lucas Oil Stadium; Location: Indianapolis, IN; TV: 7:00 / ESPN; Favorite: TBD

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Pat Sullivan is with Steve Hagen / Discussing Pat’s 44 year Basketball Career, Focus on Leadership & Attitude

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