2019 Football Schedule


#1

Just looking at the schedule in Healy’s first season.

8/31 - Gardner-Webb, FCS team coming off a 3-8 season (must win)

9/07 - at Appalachian State, 2018 Sunbelt champs, do they take a step back with a new coach?

9/14 - UMass, coming off a 4-8 season and will have a new coach (must win at home if we want to make a bowl)

9/21 - at Clemson, body bag game take the check and don’t get injured.

At ODU, I suspect they will turn things around in Norfolk next season.

Marshall, coming off a solid season and always a consistent winning program.

At WKU, new coach and big unknown.

FAU, took a big step back in 2018. Lane Kiffin has never had long-term success anywhere another big unknown.

At FIU, Butch Davis has always been able build talented college teams. Can we finally knock off FIU?

MTSU, CUSA East division winner. I think Stockstill may graduate. Do they take a step back?

CUSA West, don’t know yet but we’ve never played UTEP, LA Tech, or UNT since joining CUSA.

At CUSA West, don’t know who we’ll play yet.


#2

We don’t need to refer to FCS games as “must win”

Outside of Clemson, there’s not a game on the schedule we shouldn’t compete in. Hopefully we can get some JUCO guys in to bolster the o line and secondary.

Especially if we can get a favorable draw from CUSA west, we should bowl.


#3

Couple of thoughts here.

This is the year the CUSA schedule “resets”. While we will play the six teams in the east, there is a small chance that a home and home switches years. Think Middle coming here two years in a row.

I expect the east to be the stronger side which sucks for us.

As for the west, I think this makes or breaks our season. If we get USTA, Rice or UTEP that’s a huge advantage. If we get UNT, La Tech or UAB, dohhh. (IMO, USM is off the table. We’ve played them four straight and I think the conference is trying to keep them with Marshall).
I think CUSA will keep us with UAB trying too make a rivalry between “new” teams.
The 2nd game will likely be against one of the schools we haven’t played which gives us UNT, Tech or UTEP, which gives us a 2/3 shot of getting a tough game.

Oh, and we’ll beat the crap out of Gardner Webb.


#4

We have yet, in 4 seasons, to play UTEP, LaTech, or N. Texas. I don’t see how we avoid at two of these three teams on the 2019 schedule. Even crazier, how can you go 5 years in a conference without playing every team at least once?


#5

In fairness to CUSA, cross division scheduling got out of whack with UAB’s situation but it should be the normal rotation now.


#6

clt says we will likely lose to clempson, but all other games are W’s


#7

FWIW, App is around the second or third youngest team in FBS. They only lose 4 starters. They’ll be loaded. The Rock will be a tough venue on the road


#8

I hope we permanently schedule Austin Peay and help them continue the good work Healy started. Nice future home coming game


#9

Charlotte will play at UTEP and host UNT next season.


#10

Make sense. Have a link?


#11

CUSA Board


#12

#13

It seems that on paper it is divided up pretty evenly.


#14

googlemaps says it takes 24 hours to drive to El Paso, TX from Charlotte’s campus. Driving to the game has a benefit in that you change time zones twice and gain two hours. You lose those driving back.

It is sad a 1668 mile trip is not the longest in the conference. ODU to UTEP should be the longest.

UTEP should revert to Texas Western. Their greatest achievement came under that name.


#15

Update with helmets