Does anyone know why New Mexico plays 13 regular season games this year??
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It is not an easy schedule but they only have to win two and they will have doubled last year's number.
Yup, they play Hawaii (specifically, AT Hawaii) on October 13th.
The Hawaii Exemption is a rule enacted by the NCAA that allows Division I football teams who play at Hawaii to schedule a 13th regular-season game. The rule also applies to the Warriors, allowing Hawaii an extra game as well.So why the love for the Aloha State? Playing at Hawaii means a lot of extra travel costs for teams. Imagine the logistics in getting a team like Boston College to Honolulu.
Most teams take advantage of the 13th game to play an extra home game, which generates revenue used to offset the travel costs. However, teams can also schedule an extra BYE week if they desire.
Additionally, this rule applies to ANY Div-1 (FBS/FCS) teams in Alaska, Hawaii and Puerto Rico. In practicality, though, there really aren't any teams in Alaska or Puerto Rico that anybody wants to play.
17.28.2 Alaska/Hawaii, Additional Football Contest
Member institutions located in Alaska and Hawaii shall be permitted to exceed, by one, the maximum number of football contests permitted under Bylaw 220.127.116.11 but otherwise shall conform to the same maximum number of contests and dates of competition permitted other members of the Association.
18.104.22.168 Annual Exemptions. [FBS/FCS]
The maximum number of football contests shall exclude the following:
(k) Hawaii, Alaska, Puerto Rico. [FBS/FCS]
Any football games played in Hawaii, Alaska or Puerto Rico,respectively, either against or under the sponsorship of an active member institution located in Hawaii, Alaska or Puerto Rico, by a Division I member institution located outside the area in question.
Originally Posted by DuckTownHusker
I could see Penn St. trying to add Hawaii at the end of the season. It would be nice to see the players get a fun trip. As long as the administrators stay home.
I hear Southeast Puerto Rico State is a tough FCS team to play on the road.
Originally Posted by CombatTargeteer
Very unlikely there will be a 14th game, eh?
Not nearly as bad as North Central Alaska A&M Technical College.
Originally Posted by FeelLikeAStranger
We need a home and home series with Hawaii.
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