Photo courtesy of Southern Miss Athletics/Joe Harper
Southern Miss has released their 2019 football schedule.
The Golden Eagles open up their season against Alcorn State on August 31st, but things get much more difficult in the next three weeks. USM will finish non-conference play with three straight road games at Mississippi State, Troy, and then they head to Tuscaloosa to face the Crimson Tide.
With two SEC road games, USM will sacrifice one home game in 2019.
“With a pair of Southeastern Conference opponents scheduled, including in-state rival Mississippi State, the 2019 football slate will challenge us in the non-conference segment to prepare us to compete for a C-USA championship,” said Southern Miss interim Director of Athletics Jeff Mitchell. “While we are playing only five home games next Fall, the two SEC road contests provide a substantial financial benefit for both our football program and our athletics department. We will resume scheduling six home games in subsequent years, and we are looking forward to an exciting 2019 football season.”
The week after they face Alabama, USM opens C-USA play against UTEP. The Golden Eagles face all of their Western Division foes and from the East, they’ll face Florida Atlantic and Western Kentucky.
The full schedule can be seen below.