We should want any matchup with a P5 school who has a large fan base. Then win.
We are in a phase of program development in which exposure helps us very much with name recognition.
I would much rather play a 6-6 P5 school than a 10-2 G5 school.
Looking through the College Football standings, some of the P5 teams at or around .500 are...
- Louisville 4-4
Florida State 3-5
North Carolina 4-4
Virginia Tech 4-4
West Virginia 4-4
Southern Cal 4-4
South Carolina 4-4
With all that said, a game with LSU would be amazing. Lots of exposure. Not sure we could win that game, but the exposure would be amazing with LSU's massive fan base.
A team closer to home would be ideal. Virginia Tech would be epic. Huge fan base, in our back yard.
Miami and Florida State also have massive fan bases. Would be fun matchups.
What if TCU becomes bowl eligible and two Christian schools get to square off with one another? That would be a lot of fun!