People say that the games are necessary to tune up and that the patsies really enjoy it. Yep. It’s just great to get fricasseed in front of 80,000 screaming fans. Same kind of enjoyment the combatants who faced the Lions in the old Coliseum of Rome felt. Fun, fun, fun. And a lot of these games are played later in the season…who needs a tune up in the tenth week?
In actuality, scheduling games against inferior FCS opposition is a cynical money play…the BCS school gets a glorified scrimmage at home that they can include in their season ticket package, and the FCS school gets a big paycheck.