I wonder why they aren't FBS but schools like Tulane or Ga State who get 150 people to their games are.
Because, honestly nobody wants to go watch their team be a sacrificial lamb to the big boys and then play in the sunbelt and hope for some belk.com bowl.
it's far more excitign for their fans to see them compete against guys in their own talent level and actually play for a national championship through a playoff.
I feel like teams like Tulane or even Wyoming would be much better served not to be FBS. Tulane could possibly be a powerhouse with LA talent. They would definitely sell a lot of tix if they won.
Hell, Marshall's fans used to see them compete for Natty's. Now they get to watch them in a cripple fight to see which MAC team has the best 7-5 record to go play a shitty bowl game.