“I know these matchups are huge paydays for these little schools, but these games count as wins for the FBS schools,” Holgorsen said.
Holgorsen's comments come ahead of West Virginia's matchup against Liberty, an FCS school, on Saturday.
After Saturday, the Mountaineers will have just one game remaining against an FCS opponent for the foreseeable future—a 2016 matchup against Youngstown State. According to the Post-Gazette, Holgorsen added that the two FCS games were scheduled before he arrived at West Virginia in 2011.
“We are one of the only teams in the country that are scheduling two Power 5 schools in the future,” Holgorsen said. “If you look at our future schedules, we are scheduling them. I wish that everybody else would do the same thing.”
The Big Ten recently imposed a rule that prohibits conference members from scheduling FCS opponents that will take effect in 2016.
On Saturday, Holgorsen's Mountaineers opened the 2015 season by thwarting Georgia Southern 44–0.
- Kayla Lombardo