Q: Des, I love your work, I check every day even in the off-season. My question involves UMass. The first game this year is aginst UMass at the Rent. I believe that this year UMass has technically made the move from the FCS to the FBS, though I don’t think they are officially in the MAC until next year. Does this mean that UConn is playing 12 FBS teams this year compared to 11 FBS and 1 FCS team? Usually for power rankings and so on the FCS teams are usually excluded or discounted in the rankings. In the end it probably would only make a small difference one way or the other unless UConn loses, but in your opinion is this good, bad or indifferent for the Huskies? Is there a return game next year at Gillette, UMass new home away from home? – Rick, North Easton, MA
A: The UMass game will count as an FBS. It really doesn’t matter if it was FCS because it would have been the only such game on the schedule so it would have counted. You can schedule an FCS count it toward your record for bowl purposes. You can schedule two but only one result will be recognized. No, there’s no return game scheduled for next year as of right now. Thanks.