Southern Miss announces 2011 football schedule

A week after Southern Miss celebrated its newest recruiting class, the Golden Eagles announce their 2011 football schedule.

Southern Miss will host six games this season, including contests against C-USA West division champion SMU and conference champion UCF. "This is the second year in a row that we have hosted both divisional champions in Hattiesburg from the season before," athletic director Richard Giannini notes.  "It will be an exciting schedule, so let the battles begin!"  Five of USM's opponents played in bowl games last season.

"We face another challenging schedule in 2011 that includes tough non-conference road games at Virginia and Navy," said Southern Miss football coach Larry Fedora. "We expect Conference USA to be even tougher again this season. The coaching staff and the team are excited about the challenge that the 2011 schedule presents."

2011 Southern Miss football schedule

Saturday, September 3 - Louisiana Tech

Saturday, September 10 - at Marshall*

Saturday, September 17 - Southeastern Louisiana

Saturday, September 24 - at Virginia

Saturday, October 1 - Rice*

Saturday, October 8 - at Navy

Saturday, October 22 - SMU* (Homecoming)

Saturday, October 29 - at UTEP*

Saturday, November 5 - at East Carolina*

Saturday, November 12 - UCF*

Saturday, November 19 - at UAB*

Saturday, November 26 - Memphis*