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My OOC Wish List Part 4 - Competitive Games, Unbeatable Destinations

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To finish our future schedule wish list, I'd add in G5 home-and-home series in locations where UB fans are, and where UB fans would want to travel. These games would be played with schools from the North, South, Texas and along the east coast.

Game 3: Group of 5 home and home in Texas, Florida, California, Georgia, Northeast, East Coast

Connecticut - UConn

Florida - Central Florida, Florida Atlantic, Florida International, South Florida

Georgia - Georgia State

Louisiana - Tulane

Maryland - Navy

New York - Army

North Carolina - Charlotte, East Carolina

Texas - Houston, North Texas, Rice, SMU, UTSA

Virginia - Old Dominion

These games should be played in consecutive years as the familiarity builds anticipation for the game. We play Nevada this year, will we be able to stop those RBs that gashed us last year? But we don't play FAU until 2017; revenge for turnover-palooza will probably be less of a factor in 2017 than in 2016. UTEP was a great example, we don't generally care for UTEP, but felt that the series in 2008 and 2009 was nice.

These home-and-home series give UB a chance to play a competitive game against similar level of competition. In the ten years since 2006, UB has played 23 games against teams in BCS/Power 5 conferences. They are 1-22 in those games (1-5 at home, 0-17 on the road). Over that same time span, UB played 9 games against Mid-Major opponents, and have a 5-4 record in those games (3-2 at home, 2-2 on the road).

With a FCS game, two mid major games, and a pay check game, UB should enter conference play no worse than 2-2 each year.

Conrad Future Schedule:

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Week 1 vs. Temple at Temple vs Temple at Temple vs Temple
Week 2 Albany Stony Brook Albany Stony Brook Albany
Week 3 at Michigan vs Army at Arizona St vs Tulane at WVU
Week 4 vs FAU at Florida at Army at Rutgers at Tulane

UB Future Schedule

2016 2017 2018 2019 2020
Week 1 vs Albany at Minnesota

Week 2 at Nevada at Army at Temple
Week 3 vs Army vs Colgate at ODU vs ODU
Week 4 at BC vs FAU vs Army vs Temple at Army

The current schedule is built similar to my dream schedule, the biggest departure is the game at Minnesota, which despite Tim, I don't believe it is an alumni hotspot, close enough to get many fans to make the trtip or a recruiting hotbed. UB is building good home-and-home series, with Temple, Army and ODU on our schedule. Our FCS games are not scheduled, and we will go at least 5 years without playing Stony Brook. Hopefully the Seawolves get back on the schedule.