Today it was announced that USC football scheduled their first-ever FCS opponent. Why is this a point of contention? Because they will no longer be one of the three teams that has never scheduled an FCS program which includes both Notre Dame and UCLA football.
Let’s get down to brass tacks; there is absolutely no point in scheduling an FCS opponent unless it’s to boost a team’s stats. Playing lesser teams does nothing for an FBS school except give them a guaranteed win, which is not always guaranteed.