2017 Conference USA football schedule announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2017 Conference USA football schedule has been released. Conference play begins on Saturday, September 9 with Rice at UTEP.

Featured 2017 non-conference match-ups for Conference USA include Charlotte at Kansas State, FIU at UCF, Florida Atlantic at Wisconsin, Mississippi State at Louisiana Tech, Marshall at Cincinnati, Vanderbilt at Middle Tennessee, North Texas at Iowa, North Carolina at Old Dominion, Rice at Houston, Southern Miss at Tennessee, UAB at Florida, UTEP at Oklahoma, UTSA at Baylor, and Western Kentucky at Vanderbilt.

The 2017 C-USA Championship Game will be played on Saturday, December 2.

Note: All dates are subject to change. Selected games could be move to Thursday or Fridays.


East Division

West Division


Saturday, August 26
Stanford at Rice (in Australia)

Thursday, August 31

Friday, September 1
Charlotte at Eastern Michigan
Navy at Florida Atlantic

Saturday, September 2
Northwestern State at Louisiana Tech
Miami (Ohio) at Marshall
Vanderbilt at Middle Tennessee
Lamar at North Texas
Albany at Old Dominion
Kentucky at Southern Miss
Alabama A&M at UAB
UTEP at Oklahoma
Houston at UTSA
Eastern Kentucky at WKU

Friday, September 8
Alcorn State at FIU

Saturday, September 9
Charlotte at Kansas State
Florida Atlantic at Wisconsin
Mississippi State at Louisiana Tech
Marshall at NC State
Middle Tennessee at Syracuse
North Texas at SMU
Old Dominion at UMass
Rice at UTEP
Southern at Southern Miss
UAB at Ball State
UTSA at Baylor
WKU at Illinois

Friday, September 15
Arizona at UTEP

Saturday, September 16
North Carolina A&T at Charlotte
FIU at Indiana
Bethune-Cookman at Florida Atlantic
Louisiana Tech at WKU
Kent State at Marshall
Middle Tennessee at Minnesota
North Texas at Iowa
North Carolina at Old Dominion
Rice at Houston
Southern Miss at ULM
Coastal Carolina at UAB
Southern at UTSA

Saturday, September 23
Georgia State at Charlotte
FIU at Rice
Florida Atlantic at Buffalo
Louisiana Tech at South Carolina
Bowling Green at Middle Tennessee
UAB at North Texas
Old Dominion at Virginia Tech
UTEP at New Mexico State
UTSA at Texas State
Ball State at WKU

Saturday, September 30
Charlotte at FIU
Middle Tennessee at Florida Atlantic
South Alabama at Louisiana Tech
Marshall at Cincinnati
North Texas at Southern Miss
Rice at Pittsburgh
UTEP at Army

Saturday, October 7
Marshall at Charlotte
FIU at Middle Tennessee
Florida Atlantic at Old Dominion
Louisiana Tech at UAB
Army at Rice
Southern Miss at UTSA

Saturday, October 14
Charlotte at WKU
Tulane at FIU
Old Dominion at Marshall
Middle Tennessee at UAB
UTSA at North Texas
UTEP at Southern Miss

Friday, October 20
Marshall at Middle Tennessee
WKU at Old Dominion

Saturday, October 21
UAB at Charlotte
North Texas at Florida Atlantic
Southern Miss at Louisiana Tech
Rice at UTSA

Saturday, October 28
FIU at Marshall
Florida Atlantic at WKU
Louisiana Tech at Rice
Old Dominion at North Texas
UAB at Southern Miss

Friday, November 3
Marshall at Florida Atlantic

Saturday, November 4
Charlotte at Old Dominion
North Texas at Louisiana Tech
UTEP at Middle Tennessee
Rice at UAB
Southern Miss at Tennessee
WKU at Vanderbilt

Saturday, November 11
Middle Tennessee at Charlotte
Old Dominion at FIU
Florida Atlantic at Louisiana Tech
WKU at Marshall
UTEP at North Texas
Southern Miss at Rice

Friday, November 17
Middle Tennessee at WKU

Saturday, November 18
Charlotte at Southern Miss
FIU at Florida Atlantic
Louisiana Tech at UTEP
Marshall at UTSA
Army at North Texas
Rice at Old Dominion
UAB at Florida

Friday, November 24

Saturday, November 25
Florida Atlantic at Charlotte
UTSA at Louisiana Tech
Southern Miss at Marshall
Old Dominion at Middle Tennessee
North Texas at Rice

Saturday, December 2
UMass at FIU
C-USA Championship Game

Comments (2)

C*USA missed the ball on season-ending rivalries. FIU-FAU, MTSU-WKU, Old Dominion-Marshall, UTSA-Rice, North Texas-UTEP, with Lousiana Tech-Southern Miss and UAB-Charlotte rotating partners depending on crossovers that year. What a joke! None of these are one the last weekend.

I agree on that. Would be better for attendance on thanksgiving weekend, when students are out of town and other big games take attention, to have have schools playing closer rivals.