This is our 10th year of displaying poster schedules, and to the best of our memory, the site has never displayed one from an Ivy League team. Welcome to Yale, which is looking to end an eight-game losing streak to Harvard in The Game.
The harsh reality is that Paul Rhoads needs to get Iowa State to a bowl game in order to keep his job as coach. Rhoads is 29-46 in Ames, but but only five of those victories have come in the past two seasons. Iowa State is nearing completion on a $60 million expansion of Jack Trice Stadium that will bring capacity to 61,000. That will make the facility the third largest in the Big 12 behind Texas and Oklahoma.
Northern Iowa is the only team to have beaten four-time Division I-AA national champion North Dakota State in the past 40 games. The Panthers throttled the Bison, 23-3, last Nov. 8. The teams have a rematch on Oct. 10 at Fargo.
Could be a make-or-break season for Illinois' Tim Beckman, who is 12-25 entering his fourth season as coach. Only four of the 12 victories have come in Big Ten play. The Fighting Illini open Sept. 4 against Kent State.
Larry Coker begins his fifth season as Texas San Antonio coach with a record of 23-23. The Roadrunners' nonconference schedule is challenging, with games against Arizona, Kansas State, Oklahoma State and Colorado State.