The vast majority of the time, non-conference games are set years in advance, long before recruiting classes are signed and expectations develop. Sometimes they develop into classics, like a Texas visit to Ohio State on a night in 2005. Vince Young's talent was on full display as the Longhorns took care of business en route to their national title.
Sometimes they just sting. Nothing crushes a fan base more completely than a good, old-fashioned stomping from a team from another league. Unless, perhaps it's on your own turf.
Here are a few games that are making athletic directors wish they could go back in time and call up someone from the FCS.