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Kansas State's entire non-conference schedule.
Kansas State has one of the more bizarre non-conference schedules because its footprint is all over the U.S. The Wildcats play North Dakota State, Louisiana (Lafayette) and UMass. Not one of these games should get any season-ticket holder excited for football in the first three weeks of the season.
Oklahoma State at Texas-San Antonio.
Okay, technically UTSA is an FBS team, but only barely—2012 was its first year with that designation and it's still in transition, so it's not eligible for FBS post season play. Still, the Cowboys aren't impressing anyone by saying they play two FBS teams on their non-conference schedule.
WVU vs Georgia State
Georgia State is also an FBS newbie, and like UTSA they are also not eligible to compete in FBS post season until 2014. West Virginia gets the same treatment as Oklahoma State—pathetic scheduling that's fooling no one.
Oklahoma State vs Lamar.
Here's what you need to know about Lamar: the Cardinals' stadium in Beaumont, TX holds 16,000 fans, which is considered small by some Texas high school stadium standards.
West Virginia vs William & Mary
Isn't there a better way to get Mountaineer fans excited for football than this? West Virginia fans get to watch their home opener against FCS team William & Mary, then wave goodbye as their team travels to play at Oklahoma and then return back to the stadium to watch their team host Georgia State. UGH.
Baylor vs Buffalo.
It's hard to get excited over this match-up, isn't it?
Texas vs Ole Miss.
When will the biggest Big 12 big boy schedule an SEC big boy in a home opener?—playing Arkansas in 2021 in the second week of September does not qualify. Oklahoma State played Georgia in 2009 and Kansas State played at Auburn in 2007 but Texas playing Ole Miss (again) doesn't really make any statement, does it?