It won't be five. One or two tops.
It's never been a single league with 14 teams. 14 teams is a lot. I wouldn't have a problem going to TEN conference games. Why the heck do we play all these cupcakes every year? North Dakota State? Give me a break. Colorado State. Yuck. Northern Illinois. WTF.
I agree, 10 conference games and keep the ticket and tv money inside the conference. I say dump the ISU game for sure and try to schedule and opening game with a decent team but hopefully for a win, and then schedule a tougher P5 or top team.
Conference games are golden in this new age.
Now back when Iowa might play Nebby, UCLA, and another decent team in the non-conf, well then the non-conf meant something. Iowa truly played a very strong intersectional non-conf schedule which as an Iowan was a huge reason I became and Iowa fan vs and Iowa St fan when it was all said and done. Iowa St had a stadium at held 30K and they could not get home and home contracts with big teams so their non conf schedule sucked back in the 50s-2000's.