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|