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11/4 - @ Auburn

11/11 - Temple

11/18 - Bryant

11/25 - @ Ohio State

TBA - Ball State

TBA - BUGS

TBA - Buffalo

TBA - KSUcks

TBA - Miami

TBA - Ohio

TBA - Toledo

TBA - WMU

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34 minutes ago, Blue & Gold said:

Whew.  Tough schedule.  

 

I find it odd that we finish up with two teams from the West Division of the MAC in Toledo & WMU.

These are just the teams we will face.  No particular order other than the set contracted OOC games at the top...which should state September, not November. 

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For real..they couldn't lend us a hand and give us NIU and/or EMU?? We literally drew the top 3 teams in the West.

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Tough schedule.  I had been saying the Zips will win 4-5 games in 2021, but I was not expecting this schedule.  I still say 3-4 wins and keep my projection for 9 wins in 2022.  

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11 hours ago, zipsfan33 said:

These are just the teams we will face.  No particular order other than the set contracted OOC games at the top...which should state September, not November. 

Oh, okay. Thanks. That makes sense.

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Thanks for the reminder of why I don't enjoy talking about this team anymore.  This is a terrible ooc schedule.  Two destruction games. I had no idea Bryant even had a team. Temple is one of the least interesting teams in college football.

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26 minutes ago, GP1 said:

I had no idea Bryant even had a team.

We go from playing a non-scholarship FCS team, to Ohio State. That should be quite the change of pace.

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There are some years when the Zips can handle an OOC schedule like this, and 2021 isn't it. If in 2020 we surrendered 70 points to Kent State, and only threw for 87 against Bowling Green, I can't imagine how uncompetitive these games will be. 

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2 hours ago, Captain Kangaroo said:

There are some years when the Zips can handle an OOC schedule like this, and 2021 isn't it. If in 2020 we surrendered 70 points to Kent State, and only threw for 87 against Bowling Green, I can't imagine how uncompetitive these games will be. 

Well, at least we play Bryant. 😉

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7 hours ago, NWAkron said:

That schedule is worth $4million?  Maybe 5?

Another reminder of why it is so hard to follow. Two things. 

 

First, given how much money OSU and Auburn make, we are being grossly underpaid. This is a symbol of athletic director incompetence. 

 

Second, when the conversation becomes money vs putting on an event where students, alumni, fans and the general Akron community can enjoy a game, and money wins, I'm not interested. 

 

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