Southern Miss amends 2020 football schedule

(The following is a press release from Southern Miss.)

HATTIESBURG, Miss. – Southern Miss Director of Athletics Jeremy McClain announced a date change as well as an addition to the school’s 2020 football schedule Tuesday morning.

The Golden Eagles, which was set to begin Conference USA play Sept. 12 at home, pushed back its Louisiana Tech contest a week to Saturday, Sept. 19. The Sept. 12 date now becomes an open date for Jay Hopson’s football program.

Southern Miss also added FCS-member North Alabama for its 12th game. That game takes place Nov. 7 at home, replacing Tennessee Tech which canceled last Friday due to the Ohio Valley Conference announcement of not participating in fall sports due to COVID-19.

“We are excited to get back to a full schedule and a seventh home game, as we continue to push forward cautiously,” said McClain. “Our situation is ever-changing, but we will continue to make decisions with the safety and welfare of our student-athletes, coaches, and fans in mind.”

The Golden Eagles remain with seven home games scheduled for the 2020 season, marking only the second time the school has played host to that number of home games in a year. The last time that happened was 1920.

Southern Miss opens the 2020 football schedule Thursday, Sept. 3, against South Alabama.

Season tickets remain available by going online at SouthernMissTickets.com or by calling either 1-800-844-TICK (8425) or 601-266-5418 during normal business hours.

Here is a look at the updated 2020 Southern Miss football schedule:

2020 Southern Miss Football Schedule Sept. 3 – South Alabama, TBA Sept. 19 – Louisiana Tech*, TBA Sept. 26 – Tulane, 6 p.m. Oct. 3 – at North Texas*, TBA Oct. 10 – Florida Atlantic*, TBA Oct. 17 – at UTEP*, TBA Oct. 24 – at Liberty, 5 p.m. Oct. 31 – Rice*, TBA Nov. 7 – North Alabama, TBA Nov. 14 – at WKU*, TBA Nov. 21 – UTSA*, TBA Nov. 28 – at UAB*, TBA * indicates C-USA matchup

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