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I'd like to see Army back on the schedule for one of those open weekends in November.


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In the comment the Ute has Utah at 6. Who would that be?


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This article pretty much revealed what I was afraid of--adding a P5 to the schedule for one of these two November weeks is pretty unlikely.

There are currently 3 holes in the schedule:
November 14
November 28
December 5

BYU would only be able to add a game on two of these weeks as they would hit the 12 game limit.

11/14: UMass is available (seriously though?), Charlotte (C-USA) is as well although this is their first bye after 9 weeks of games.

I'm a little intrigued by Nevada potentially looking for a game as they are scheduled to play @ New Mexico in the MWC schedule this week. And unless things make a big change for the better in Albuquerque, Nevada may be cancelled this week. It's not a GREAT game, but I'd rather play Nevada than UMass.

11/28: #19 Marshall (5-0) has an opening this week. So does Army (6-1) if they are interested in rescheduling the cancelled September game.

Another option would be to dip back into the MWC for New Mexico's opponent this week--who happens to be......drumroll......Utah State in Logan. Honestly I'd be good with any of the 3 options discussed for this week. Even a win against one of these other G5s isn't likely to impress poll voters that much--it is another G5 game anyhow. But I think for general football interest this week has potential late in the season.

12/5: If we look at the "who's playing New Mexico" option this week, they are scheduled to host Wyoming. :gross: If any AAC teams lose any games, they could pick up one here with the exception of Cincinnati/Memphis/Houston/Tulsa who have a game scheduled. Independent Liberty already has a game scheduled here

12/12: I guess technically BYU could add a 12th game here if they can't pick up 2 in the previous 3 openings--usually this is reserved for Army-Navy while teams are prepping for their bowl games--but there are many conferences wrapping up their seasons on this date. I imagine it would be super risky holding out for a game this week.


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Could we play an independent championship game with ranked Liberty Dec 19?


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Hard choices here. We don't want to lose a NY6 game but we want a shot at the playoff. On Dec 19 there might be a P5 team looking to move up to the playoff. Could we play some one like Florida or Texas A&M? Should we do it? Would a loss knock us out of the top 10?
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scott715 wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:27 pmWould a lost knock us out of the top 1o?
Absolutely. No doubt about it.


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scott715 wrote: Wed Nov 11, 2020 12:27 pm Hard choices here. We don't want to lose a NY6 game but we want a shot at the playoff. On Dec 19 there might be a P5 team looking to move up to the playoff. Could we play some one like Florida or Texas A&M? Should we do it? Would a lost knock us out of the top 1o?
I know people have a hard to believing this, but there is no way that BYU, nor Cincinnati will ever be allowed into the CFP championship series. This isn't a democracy. Just not going to happen.

I do remember though Steve Young being interviewed in I believe early season 1984 and saying that he believed that BYU would never be allowed to earn the National Championship. At the time, I agreed with him. But now, the P5's have aligned protections so that such an event never happens again.

The only way it could ever happen is if, like a season BYU was supposed to have before COVID, they beat every P5 on their schedule and one of Minnesota/Michigan St, one of Utah/ASU and Missouri all three won their P5 conference championships and BYU was undefeated. There is no way the CFP could get by that scenario.


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A BYU-Florida game would get a lot of eyeballs and probably on national tv.


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