1 Trap Game for Every College Football Team in 2014

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1 Trap Game for Every College Football Team in 2014
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Florida's late-season scheduling of Georgia Southern turned into a perilous trap in 2013.

If every college football team had complete control over its schedule, you'd see a very distinct pattern of schools splitting up their road trips and ensuring quality opponents aren't lumped together in succession.

It would be kind of like how the SEC does it, where many of the top programs either have a bye week or a walkover nonconference opponent the week before a big game. But not every team has that kind of flexibility, especially when conference offices and television networks get their hands on the schedules and manipulate them in the interest of maximum drama and ratings.

As a result, many teams end up with at least one spot in their schedule that isn't ideal, and a lot of slates often feature a game or two that ends up becoming tougher than it should be. Those are commonly referred to as "trap" games.

Scheduled on a preferred date, at a specific time and without much schedule-driven conflict before or after, most of these games should be penciled in as Ws. But where's the fun in that?

After closely reading the 2014 schedules of each and every FBS team, we've found that one game they should be worried about more than any other. Scroll through to see who will be setting a trap for whom this fall.

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