At East Carolina
At UNLV (Allegiant Stadium)
At NC State
2024 is when things finally start to get a bit easier, but not really. With Boise State not currently on the schedule, essentially the Cougars have one less week to worry about.
UCF would be a conference game to start off the season and the Cougars would likely keep their next three games at Utah, Hawaii and then honor their game at Wyoming (Wyoming would likely make this deal to give up the 2023 game in Provo). Again, Utah State and BYU are on a short break and Georgia Southern likely wouldn’t mind not having to return the 2021 trip back to Provo.
Again, East Carolina and Dixie State would likely lead to buyout games which leaves NC State and UNLV. Although NC State would be brand new opponent, I think the Cougars need to go the UNLV game if all possible. It is an old rivalry in a NFL stadium. That is tough to beat.