2023 SoCon football schedule announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The Southern Conference (SoCon) has announced their 2023 football schedule. Conference play begins on Saturday, Sept. 9 with Samford at Western Carolina.

For the 2023 season, the SoCon will again consist of nine football-playing members — Chattanooga, ETSU, Furman, Mercer, Samford, The Citadel, VMI, Western Carolina, and Wofford.

With nine teams, each SoCon team plays an eight-game conference schedule and competes against every other team in the conference each season.

The 2023 SoCon football TV schedule will be announced later, but all nine schools’ home games will air on ESPN+ if not selected for a national or regional broadcast.

Two previously unannounced non-conference matchups involving SoCon teams were also revealed by the schedule release and are listed below:

  • North Alabama at Mercer (Aug. 26)
  • Carson-Newman at ETSU (Sept. 9)

Samford still needs one non-conference opponent in 2023 and did not release their complete schedule today.

2023 SoCon Football Schedules

2023 SoCon Football Schedule

* Conference games only.

Saturday, Sept. 9
Samford at Western Carolina

Saturday, Sept. 16
The Citadel at Chattanooga

Saturday, Sept. 23
Mercer at Furman
Chattanooga at Samford
Wofford at VMI

Saturday, Sept. 30
Western Carolina at The Citadel
ETSU at Samford
VMI at Mercer
Chattanooga at Wofford

Saturday, Oct. 7
The Citadel at Furman
Mercer at ETSU
Samford at Wofford
Western Carolina at Chattanooga

Saturday, Oct. 14
VMI at The Citadel
Wofford at ETSU
Furman at Samford
Chattanooga at Mercer

Saturday, Oct. 21
ETSU at Chattanooga
Furman at Western Carolina
Wofford at Mercer
Samford at VMI

Saturday, Oct. 28
The Citadel at Samford
ETSU at Furman
Mercer at Western Carolina
Chattanooga at VMI

Saturday, Nov. 4
Mercer at The Citadel
Furman at Chattanooga
Western Carolina at Wofford

Saturday, Nov. 11
Wofford at The Citadel
ETSU at Western Carolina
VMI at Furman
Samford at Mercer

Saturday, Nov. 18
The Citadel at ETSU
Furman at Wofford
Western Carolina at VMI