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B10 Won’t Penalize Schools That Schedule FCS Teams

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MINNEAPOLIS (WCCO) – If all goes according to plan, the possibility of an FCS wins over one of the big boys of college football won’t exist much longer in the Big Ten.

The College Football Playoff is coming next season, and strength of schedule is part of the criteria the selection committee will use to determine the four teams. Playing FCS opponents wouldn’t help the cause.

That’s only part of the reason Commissioner Jim Delany is encouraging Big Ten schools to keep FCS schools off non-conference schedules. He said recently that games against FCS foes don’t create enough excitement for players, fans and television networks.

Every Big Ten team except Michigan and Penn State is playing an FCS opponent this season. Three of those games are this week.
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