2023 Conference USA football schedule announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2023 Conference USA football schedule has been released. Conference play begins in Week Zero on Saturday, Aug. 26.

For the 2023 season, Conference USA will consist of nine football-playing members and no divisions. New members this season include Jacksonville State, Liberty, New Mexico State, and Sam Houston. They will join FIU, Louisiana Tech, Middle Tennessee, UTEP, and WKU.

Each Conference USA team will play every other team in the conference plus four non-conference games.

The 2023 Conference USA Championship Game will be played on either Friday, Dec. 1 or Saturday, Dec. 2.

All 2023 game dates are subject to change. The Conference USA TV schedule for the 2023 season will be announced later this spring.


2023 Conference USA Football Schedule

Saturday, Aug. 26
FIU at Louisiana Tech
UTEP at Jacksonville State
UMass at New Mexico State

Saturday, Sept. 2
Maine at FIU
ETSU at Jacksonville State
Louisiana Tech at SMU
Bowling Green at Liberty
Middle Tennessee at Alabama
Western Illinois at New Mexico State
Sam Houston at BYU
Incarnate Word at UTEP
South Florida at WKU

Saturday, Sept. 9
North Texas at FIU
Jacksonville State at Coastal Carolina
Northwestern State at Louisiana Tech
New Mexico State at Liberty
Middle Tennessee at Missouri
Air Force at Sam Houston
UTEP at Northwestern

Saturday, Sept. 16
FIU at UConn
North Texas at Louisiana Tech
Liberty at Buffalo
Murray State at Middle Tennessee
New Mexico State at New Mexico
UTEP at Arizona
WKU at Ohio State

Saturday, Sept. 23
Eastern Michigan at Jacksonville State
Louisiana Tech at Nebraska
Colorado State at Middle Tennessee
Liberty at FIU
New Mexico State at Hawaii
Sam Houston at Houston
WKU at Troy

Thursday, Sept. 28
Jacksonville State at Sam Houston
Middle Tennessee at WKU

Friday, Sept. 29
Louisiana Tech at UTEP

Wednesday, Oct. 4
FIU at New Mexico State
Jacksonville State at Middle Tennessee

Thursday, Oct. 5
WKU at Louisiana Tech
Sam Houston at Liberty

Tuesday, Oct. 10
Louisiana Tech at Middle Tennessee
Liberty at Jacksonville State

Wednesday, Oct. 11
Sam Houston at New Mexico State

Tuesday, Oct. 17
WKU at Jacksonville State
Middle Tennessee at Liberty

Wednesday, Oct. 18
FIU at Sam Houston
New Mexico State at UTEP

Tuesday, Oct. 24
New Mexico State at Louisiana Tech
Liberty at WKU

Wednesday, Oct. 25
Jacksonville State at FIU
UTEP at Sam Houston

Saturday, Nov. 4
Jacksonville State at South Carolina
Louisiana Tech at Liberty
Middle Tennessee at New Mexico State
TBD at Sam Houston

Saturday, Nov. 11
FIU at Middle Tennessee
Sam Houston at Louisiana Tech
Old Dominion at Liberty
New Mexico State at WKU

Saturday, Nov. 18
FIU at Arkansas
Louisiana Tech at Jacksonville State
UMass at Liberty
UTEP at Middle Tennessee
New Mexico State at Auburn
Sam Houston at WKU

Saturday, Nov. 25
Jacksonville State at New Mexico State
Liberty at UTEP
Middle Tennessee at Sam Houston

Friday, Dec. 1 or Saturday, Dec. 2
C-USA Championship Game

Comments (6)

ETSU @ Jacksonville State on 9/2. That’s good news with Liberty canceling ETSU for 2023.

Why does C-USA need a championship game with only 9 teams in the league?
It’s not like one of their schools needs the extra game to increase SOS to have a shot at the playoffs.
I guess they just want/need the tv money.

Dittos to your Q. & your Statements.

I didn’t get to watch the Texas Roadrunners play the Troy Uni.Trojans in their ranked VS ranked Exhibition.

Did You?
If Yes,
was it a close Game until the last Minute? or a boring blowout?

If No,
I have 7 Months to watch the replay on YouTube.

With my proposal for Boise State, Memphis, SMU, South Florida, Temple and Tulane to join the Big 12 in 2025, FIU and Middle Tennessee would be off to the American, and Austin Peay, Central Arkansas, McNeese, and North Alabama would join C-USA.

Then these would be the Thanksgiving weekend games:

Austin Peay-Western Kentucky
Central Arkansas-Sam Houston
Jacksonville State-North Alabama
Kennesaw State-Liberty
Louisiana Tech-McNeese
New Mexico State-UTEP

Eh, I don’t think the Big 12 would take them all.
USF missed their opportunity, and while Temple and Tulane have had some good years in the past, they haven’t been good on a consistent basis historically.
Boise, Memphis, and SMU all have cases, but it’s up to the Big 12 to decide if they add value to the conference or not.

Looks like Conference-USA is fully joining the Sun Belt and MAC in the midweek action. Need a fun nickname for it like the midweek MACtion has.