Of the roughly 1,570 video games on faucet for the 133 packages competing on the FBS stage in 2023, a mere 20 characteristic a Energy 5 member visiting a Group of 5 venue.
Whereas that’s only one.5 p.c of the full video games on supply this season, it’s a scheduling observe that’s turning into increasingly normalized within the higher echelon of faculty soccer. Not solely is it up two full contests from the 18 such video games performed final yr, but it surely’s additionally a typical part of many P5 golf equipment’ future schedules.
What follows are the ten P5 at G5 mixtures with the widest hole in seating capability, every an excessive case of stadium downsizing.
(10). KANSAS at NEVADA – Saturday, Sept. 16
Seating capability distinction: 20,233
David Sales space Kansas Memorial Stadium seats 47,233 vs. Nevada’s Mackay Stadium’s capability of 27,000. The Jayhawks visited a Group of 5 venue as lately as final season after they traveled to Houston (in its remaining season as an AAC member) and gained 48-30. They’ve dates booked to go to each Hawaii and Louisiana Tech in 2028 in addition to Fresno State in 2030.
Nevada final hosted a Energy 5 member within the 2019 season opener, scoring a 34-31 upset win over Purdue. At current the Wolfpack doesn’t have any future plans to welcome one other P5 opponent to Reno.
That is Kansas and Nevada’s first-ever soccer assembly, they’ve plans to play once more in 2029 in Lawrence.
(9). VIRGINIA TECH at MARSHALL – Saturday, Sept. 23
Seating capability distinction: 27,405
Virginia Tech’s Lane Stadium is a 65,632-seat facility vs. Marshall’s Joan C. Edwards Stadium which maxes out at 38,227. The Hokies performed a roadie at a G5 faculty as lately as 2022 after they opened their season at Previous Dominion with a 20-17 loss. VT has plans to go to ODU once more in 2027 and 2029 and has a roadie booked at Liberty for 2030.
Marshall hasn’t hosted a P5 membership since 2018 when NC State rolled into city and scored a 37-20 win. It final gained such a sport within the 2015 season opener, a 41-31 victory over Purdue. The Herd don’t at present have some other house dates scheduled vs. P5 opponents.
Virginia Tech and Marshall have met 13 occasions beforehand, most lately in 2018 in Blacksburg. The Hokies have gained nine-straight, Marshall’s solely two wins within the collection got here back-to-back in 1939-40 at house. The 2 will meet once more subsequent season at Virginia Tech.
(8). TEXAS TECH at WYOMING – Saturday, Sept. 2
Seating capability distinction: 30,263
Texas Tech’s Jones AT&T Stadium holds 60,454 followers vs. Wyoming’s Struggle Memorial Stadium’s 30,181. Although the Pink Raiders performed an away sport in opposition to a G5 membership as lately as 2021 after they met Houston at NRG Stadium, they haven’t performed a real roadie at a G5 venue since 2017 after they visited the identical Cougars, this time on their house turf, and gained 27-24. Tech has plans to play at Colorado State in 2025, at North Texas in 2027, at Fresno State in 2029, and at UTEP in 2032.
Wyoming final hosted a P5 program in its 2019 season opener, scoring a 37-31 upset win over Missouri as 16-point underdogs. The Cowboys will host BYU in 2024, Utah in 2025, Cal in 2029, and Arizona in 2033.
Texas Tech and Wyoming have met 5 occasions beforehand however not since 1992. The Cowboys maintain a 3-2 all-time benefit, however the Pink Raiders gained the final assembly 49-32 at house. The 2 will meet once more in 2028 in Lubbock.
(7). CAL at NORTH TEXAS – Saturday, Sept. 2
Seating capability distinction: 31,617
Cal Memorial Stadium seats 62,457 vs. North Texas’ Apogee Stadium’s capability of 30,850. The Golden Bears haven’t visited a G5 vacation spot since 2016 after they made the trek south to San Diego State and misplaced 45-40. They haven’t gained at a G5 venue since a 2007 victory at Colorado State. They at present have dates booked at San Diego State in 2025 and at Wyoming in 2029.
North Texas hasn’t welcomed a P5 member because the 2010 regular-season finale, a 49-41 loss vs. Ok-State. It hasn’t gained such a sport since 2003 when it blasted Baylor 52-14 in Denton. The Imply Inexperienced have house dates booked vs. Texas Tech in 2027, Baylor in 2029, Missouri in 2030, and Colorado in 2033.
Cal and North Texas have solely met as soon as beforehand, in 2019, a 23-17 house win for the Golden Bears.
(6). OLE MISS at TULANE – Saturday, Sept. 9
Seating capability distinction: 34,038
Vaught-Hemmingway Stadium holds 64,038 followers vs. Tulane’s Yulman Stadium’s capability of 30,000. The Rebels final visited a G5 vacation spot in 2019 after they opened the season with a 15-10 loss at Memphis. They haven’t gained a real G5 roadie since 2010 after they visited – sarcastically – Tulane and scored a 27-13 victory. Ole Miss has plans to go to Charlotte in 2026, UConn in 2027, and South Alabama in 2029.
Tulane hasn’t hosted a P5 membership because the 2018 season opener when it suffered a 23-17 loss vs. Wake Forest. It hasn’t overwhelmed a P5 opponent at house since 2003, a 31-28 win over Mississippi State. The Inexperienced Wave will welcome Ok-State to New Orleans in 2024, Northwestern and Duke in 2025, Iowa State in 2029, and Mississippi State in 2032.
Ole Miss and Tulane have met 70 occasions beforehand (they shared membership within the SEC from 1933-65), the Rebels lead 44-28 and have gained 12-straight. The Waves’ final wins got here back-to-back in 1987-88, one at house and one in Oxford.
(5). ALABAMA at USF – Saturday, Sept. 16
Seating capability distinction: 34,459
Alabama’s large Bryant-Denny Stadium holds 100,077 vs. USF’s house area’s (Raymond James Stadium, which it shares with the NFL Tampa Bay Buccaneers) 65,618 seats. The Crimson Tide haven’t made a highway journey to a G5 venue since 2003 after they made the trek to Hawaii to shut out the common season and misplaced 37-29. Their final win at a G5 opponent got here the yr earlier than, in 2002, after they gained 21-16 in Honolulu. Alabama doesn’t have any future plans to go to one other G5 faculty.
Although South Florida hosted a membership thought-about a Energy grade opponent as lately as final season when it opened with a 50-21 house loss vs. then (25) BYU, it hasn’t welcomed a group that was a P5 member at sport time since 2021 when it received zapped 42-20 by (13) Florida. It hasn’t overwhelmed a P5 membership in Tampa since 2018 when it bested Georgia Tech 49-38. The Bulls additionally host Miami Fla. this season after which have visits deliberate from Louisville in 2027 and NC State and Notre Dame in 2029.
Alabama and USF have met as soon as beforehand, a 40-17 win for the Tide in Birmingham.
(4). IOWA STATE at OHIO – Saturday, Sept. 16
Seating capability distinction: 34,500
Iowa State’s Jack Trice Stadium seats 61,500 vs. Ohio’s 27,000-seat Peden Stadium. The Cyclones traveled to a G5 vacation spot as lately as 2021 after they rolled into Vegas and walloped UNLV 48-3. ISU has future dates booked at Arkansas State in 2025, at Bowling Inexperienced in 2027, and at Tulane in 2029.
Ohio hosted a P5 opponent two years in the past, in 2021, when it opened with a 29-9 house loss to Syracuse. The Bobcats final gained such a sport in 2017 after they hosted Kansas and scored a 42-30 win. OU has plans to welcome West Virginia in 2025 and Cincinnati in 2026.
Iowa State and Ohio have met eight occasions beforehand with the Cyclones profitable every time. All however one of many video games – the 2001 contest – had been performed in Ames.
(3). STANFORD at HAWAII – Friday, Sept. 1
Seating capability distinction: 35,424
Stanford Stadium holds 50,424, leaps and bounds greater than Hawaii’s short-term house’s (Ching Advanced, as the brand new Aloha Stadium won’t be ready till 2028) max capability of 15,000. The Cardinal final performed at a G5 vacation spot in 2019, a highway journey to then (17) UCF that resulted in a 45-27 loss. It hasn’t gained such a sport since 2013 when it beat Military 34-20 at West Level. Stanford has plans to go to San Jose State in each 2025 and 2035.
Hawaii additionally opened final season with a go to from a P5 buddy, falling 63-10 to Vanderbilt. It hasn’t gained a house sport vs. a P5 opponent since 2019 when it kicked off its marketing campaign with back-to-back wins over Arizona (45-38) and Oregon State (31-28). The Warriors have future house dates booked with Oregon and UCLA in 2024, Stanford once more in 2025, UCLA once more in 2027, Kansas in 2028, and Arizona in 2029.
Stanford and Hawaii have met thrice beforehand however not since 1972. All three video games had been performed in Honolulu (together with the 1949/50 Pineapple Bowl) with the Cardinal profitable every time. The 2 have future dates booked in 2025/26 and 2030.
(2). UCLA at SAN DIEGO STATE – Saturday, Sept. 9
Seating capability distinction: 53,565
The Rose Bowl’s capability of 88,565 dwarves San Diego State’s 35,000-seat Snapdragon Stadium. UCLA visited a G5 opponent as lately as 2019, falling 24-14 at Cincinnati within the season opener. Its final win in a G5 roadie got here in 2015, a 37-3 victory at UNLV. The Bruins have plans to play at Fresno State in 2024, at UNLV in 2025, at Hawaii in 2026, and again at San Diego State in 2031.
SDSU opened final season with a go to from Arizona, leading to a 38-20 loss. It final beat a P5 membership at house in 2021 when Utah got here to city and suffered a 33-31 defeat. The Aztecs are set to host Washington State in 2024, Cal in 2025, Oregon State in 2026, Missouri in 2027 and 2033, Arizona State in 2028, Oklahoma in 2029, and UCLA once more in 2031.
UCLA and SDSU have met 24 occasions beforehand, the Aztec’s 23-14 win in the newest assembly (2019) in Pasadena was additionally their solely victory in collection historical past. The one different non-win for the Bruins got here through a 13-13 tie in San Diego in 1924. The 2 will meet once more at UCLA in 2026.
(1). OKLAHOMA at TULSA – Saturday, Sept. 16
Seating capability distinction: 56,112
Gaylord Household Oklahoma Memorial Stadium seats a whopping 86,112, virtually thrice greater than Tulsa’s 30,000-seat H.A. Chapman Stadium. Oklahoma final visited a G5 venue in 2014, scoring a 52-7 win at, surprise-surprise, Tulsa. The Sooners have plans to name on Temple in 2025, SMU in 2027, and San Diego State in 2029.
Tulsa hosted a P5 program as lately as 2019 when it welcomed Oklahoma State and misplaced 40-21. It hasn’t overwhelmed a P5 membership at house since 1998 when the identical Cowboy program rolled into city and received bested 35-20. The Golden Hurricane has future house dates booked with Oklahoma State in 2024/28/30 and Arkansas in 2027.
Oklahoma and Tulsa have performed 28 occasions beforehand, the Sooners maintain a 20-7-1 benefit and have gained nine-straight. The Golden Hurricane’s final win got here in 1996 in Norman. They haven’t scored a house win over OU since 1942. The 2 have plans to fulfill once more at Oklahoma in 2030/33.
Historic information courtesy of Sports Reference/College Football.