Oct 25, 2014; Huntington, WV, USA; Florida Atlantic Owls wide receiver Lucky Whitehead (1) makes a reception while being defended by Marshall Thundering Herd linebacker Evan McKelvey (31) in the fourth quarter at Joan C. Edwards Stadium. Marshall defeated Florida Atlantic 35-16. Mandatory Credit: Michael Shroyer-USA TODAY Sports
Boston College has managed a sweep of Conference USA football. See if you notice it and get back to me at the end of the article.
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Scattered all over the fruited plain, C-USA is not even close to what it used to be even a few seasons ago. Once home to schools such as Memphis, UCF, and Tulane, Conference USA has been gutted and left with a bunch of newcomers. In fact, so new is its membership that nine of its currently 14 members have only been in the conference since 2013 or later.
Another of those nine, Charlotte, is an FCS school moving up next season.
Who can even keep track of it at this point?
Better question: Does Boston College football have any scheduling potential with these schools?
Boston College Conference USA Football Schedule-A-Team: Florida Atlantic Owls
All-Time History With Boston College: None
Last Faced: Not applicable
Travel (if necessary): Three hours or more by plane to South Florida.
Mutual Interest Factor: Very little. Boston College played FAU in basketball years and years ago, but that is as far as the interaction got between the two schools.
Intrigue Factor: If you find any, let me know.
The Verdict: Would not go out of my way to schedule, but would only take at home.
If these two schools ever met for a one-off, that’s fine, but it would have to be at Alumni Stadium. The trip is not the issue: it’s needlessly scheduling a game at a road stadium against a marginal opponent. Not that Boston College hasn’t done it, mind you.