There are two FBS teams, Army and Appalachian State, that have scheduled more than one FCS game this season, but they are somewhat understandable.
Normally, nothing will draw the Evil Eye of the Weak Sister Bogus Schedule Witch Hunt Patrol faster than an FBS team scheduling more than one FCS game. However, both of these scheduling miscreants’ transgressions are minor in nature and can be understood.
Army has two FCS teams on their schedule. The Black Knights play Yale and Fordham. I am not going to get down on Army because the service academies have it tough in the FBS, especially Army. To further complicate matters, however, the Yale game is at Yale. This is the kind of game that has the potential to bite you in the rear. They don’t call them the Yale Bulldogs for nothing. Additionally, while the Fordham game is at Michie Stadium in West Point, the Rams are a Patriot League powerhouse with designs on a huge FCS season. It should help Army that the game is the second to the last game of the season. I guess what I am saying is that while Army may want to have its cupcake and eat it too, there is a chance that one or both of these games do not leave a sweet taste in the mouth of Army if the Black Knights do not have their marching orders straight. On a brighter note, these two games have real appeal to old school traditionalists regardless of division.
Appalachian State has a taste for two as well. Campbell and Liberty are on the Mountaineers’ schedule. I guess this can be excused since the former FCS powerhouse is in their first season in the FBS, as a transitional member, and also the Sun Belt Conference, which is no joke. While they are eligible to win the Sun Belt, they are not bowl eligible, so the two FCS games do not hurt them in that regard. Liberty is a high-quality FCS team, so ASU needs to look alive or face real trouble in that game.