Two FBS games, MEAC/SWAC Challenge highlight Southern schedule

Like many other HBCUs in the FCS, Southern played two FBS schools in 2016. The 2017 schedule, released on Friday, will also feature two money games from college football’s top level.

SU will travel to Southern Miss. on Sept. 9 and to the Alamodome in San Antonio the following week. It will open  the season at home against South Carolina State in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge on Sept. 3.

Homecoming will take place on Oct. 7 against Alabama A&M. The regular season will, of course, culminate in the Bayou Classic on Nov. 25.

Check the full schedule below.

2017 MEAC/SWAC Challenge
Sun, Sep 03 South Carolina State A.W. Mumford Stadium TBA
Sat, Sep 09 Southern Miss Hattiesburg, Miss. TBA
Sat, Sep 16 Texas-San Antonio San Antonio, Texas | Alamodome TBA
Sat, Sep 23 Alcorn State Lorman, Miss. TBA
Sat, Sep 30 Fort Valley State A.W. Mumford Stadium TBA
Sat, Oct 07 Alabama A&M * A.W. Mumford Stadium TBA
Sat, Oct 21 Jackson State Jackson, Miss. TBA
Sat, Oct 28 UAPB Pine Bluff, Ark. TBA
Sat, Nov 04 Prairie View A&M * A.W. Mumford Stadium TBA
Sat, Nov 11 Texas Southern Houston, Texas | BBVA Compass TBA
Sat, Nov 25 vs. Grambling State New Orleans, La. | Mercedes-Benz Superdome TBA
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