Mark Dantonio will lead Michigan State into Autzen Stadium this fall. The Ducks will host the Big Ten/Rose Bowl champion Spartans on September 6. Photo Credit: Kirby Lee-USA TODAY Sports

Know the Opponent 2014: Intro

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As we hit July it’s time we start examining who you’ll see on the gridiron next month in non-conference action. It’s a wide array of opponents from the FCS level to bigger conferences so let’s take a quick look at these teams you’ll see.

American Athletic (1) – Memphis Tigers
ACC (2) – Boston College Eagles , Virginia Cavaliers
Big Ten (5) – Illinois Fighitng Illini, Michigan Wolverines, Michigan State Spartans, Northwestern Wildcats, Rutgers Scarlet Knights
Big XII (1) – Texas
Conference USA (1) – UTSA Roadrunners
Football Championship Subdivision (7) – Eastern Washington Eagles, Idaho State Bengals, Portland State Vikings, Sacramento State Hornets, South Dakota Coyotes, UC Davis Aggies, Weber State Wildcats
Independent (3) – Army Black Knights, BYU Cougars, Notre Dame Fighting Irish
MAC (1) – UMass Minutemen
Mountain West (8) – Colorado State Rams, Fresno State Bulldogs, Hawaii Warriors, Nevada Wolfpack, New Mexico Lobos, San Diego State Aztecs, UNLV Running Rebels, Wyoming Cowboys
Sun Belt (1) – Georgia State Panthers

PAC-North
California Golden Bears: @Northwestern (8/30), Sacramento State (9/6), BYU (11/29)
Oregon Ducks: South Dakota (8/30), Michigan State (9/6), Wyoming (9/13)
Oregon State Beavers: Portland State (8/30), @Hawaii (9/6), San Diego State (9/20)
Stanford Cardinal: UC Davis (8/30), Army (9/13), @Notre Dame (10/4)
Washington Huskies: @Hawaii (8/30), Eastern Washington (9/6), Illinois (9/13), Georgia State (9/20)
Washington State Cougars: Rutgers in Seattle (8/28), @Nevada (9/5), Portland State (9/13)

PAC-South
Arizona Wildcats: UNLV (8/29), @UTSA (9/4), Nevada (9/13)
Arizona State Sun Devils: Weber State (8/28), @New Mexico (9/6), Notre Dame (11/8)
Colorado Buffaloes: Colorado State in Denver (8/29), @UMass (9/6), Hawaii (9/20)
UCLA Bruins: @Virginia (8/30), Memphis (9/6), Texas in Arlington (9/13)
USC Trojans: Fresno State (8/30), @Boston College (9/13), Notre Dame (11/29)
Utah Utes: Idaho State (8/28), Fresno State (9/6), @Michigan (9/20)

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