BG USA

And then there was one.

Following 2015 scheduling announcements by the SEC, ACC, Pac-12, Big 12, Big Ten, American and Conference USA, the MAC and Sun Belt followed suit by separately releasing their respective slates on Friday. The Mountain West is the only remaining FBS conference without a 2015 schedule on the books.

The schedules are what they are: beginning Labor Day weekend, wrapping up Dec. 5, with a fair amount of weeknight games in between. The most interesting aspect of any mid-major schedule are the amount of Power Five programs visiting MAC and Sun Belt campuses.

A total of six Power Five programs will visit the 24 combined MAC and Sun Belt stadiums this fall.

– Oklahoma State at Central Michigan, Sept. 3
– Michigan State at Western Michigan, Sept. 4
– Missouri at Arkansas State, Sept. 12
– Pittsburgh at Akron, Sept. 12
– Iowa State at Toledo, Sept. 19
– N.C. State at South Alabama, Sept. 26

Early picks for game of the year in each league? How bout Louisiana-Lafayette at Arkansas State on Oct. 20 (a Tuesday!) and Western Michigan at Northern Illinois on Nov. 18 (a Wednesday!). They don’t call these leagues Fun Belt and MACtion for nothing.

 

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National columnist - Zach joined the staff in 2012...and has been attempting to improve Doug and Scott's writing ability ever since (to little avail). Outside of football season, you can find him watching the San Antonio Spurs reading Game of Thrones fan theories.