With Kstate's loss last night I was looking at their 2013 schedule and couldn't help but notice they have 8 home games and only 4 away games scheduled this year! Yes EIGHT home games!! How do they get away with this and the NCAA allow? So I did some research and found they very rarely schedule 6 away games a year. I'm glad they got beat at home !!!!
2008: 7 home 5 away
2009: 6 home 6 away*
2010: 7 home 5 away* (Pinstripe Bowl)
2011: 7 home 5 away (Cotton Bowl)
2012: 7 home 5 away (Fiesta Bowl)
2013: 8 home 4 away
*Home/Away game played at Arrowhead against ISU
Comparing ISU's we mostly have 6/6 or 7/5
2008: 6 home 6 away
2009: 7 home 5 away* (Insight Bowl)
2010: 7 home 5 away*
2011: 6 home 6 away (Pinstripe Bowl)
2012: 7 home 5 away (Liberty Bowl)
2013: 6 home 6 away
We could do that too if we only played FCS teams for our non-con schedule. Every other year we'd get lucky with 5 home games and 4 road games in the Big 12. It was said but having @Iowa every other year and the FBS-level teams we have home-and-homes with really mucks this up. If you schedule teams that can't have home-and-homes (due to stadium size) then you are guaranteed 8 homes games every other year.
This is why I had no sympathy for Snyder last night. The announcers were making a big deal over the fact that this was Snyder's first opening game loss in a very long time. When you have the easiest non conference schedule in the nation year after year, you should win your opener all the time.
Kansas State actually holds the NCAA record for most games in a year, with 15. Can't find the link but i'll get it eventually.
Think that was in 2000. They were in a "preseason" game, 12 regular games, Big 12 championship, and then bowl game. A couple years after that the NCAA banned the opening games (had it been a year or 2 earlier the entire Seneca was in debate wouldn't have happened)
It was basically mentioned above, but what stinks for us is our in-state rivalry game is not a conference game. KU and KST play in conference so they can schedule 3 home non-conference games. With a 9 game conference schedule (max 5 home games) and a max of only 2 non-conference games at home we can only ever get to 7 home games. Iowa game is home when we are on the 4 home/5 away conference schedule.
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