The Dixie State Trailblazers are set to move up to the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) in 2020, and the school continues to add opponents to their future football schedules.
Dixie State will play a Division II schedule this season before beginning competition next season as an FCS Independent.
Over the last few weeks, the school has announced the additions of football contests at South Dakota (2020), at Illinois State (2021), at New Mexico State (2021), and at South Dakota State (2020 and 2021).
The Trailblazers have recently added four more opponents to their future schedules, according to documents obtained from Dixie State University via a state public records request.
Dixie State has added single games against Drake and Azusa Pacific, and has also scheduled multiple-game series against Sam Houston State and North Alabama. Below are the details on each new opponent:
Dixie State will host the Drake Bulldogs at Trailblazer Stadium in St. George, Utah, on Sept. 26, 2020. DSU will pay Drake a $200,000 guarantee for the game.
With the addition of Drake, Dixie State now needs only one more opponent to complete their football schedule for the 2020 season, which will likely be a home contest.
The Azusa Pacific Cougars, who compete in the Great Northwest Athletic Conference in Division II, will play at Dixie State on Oct. 23, 2021 and will receive a $55,000 guarantee.
The two schools are also scheduled to meet at Trailblazer Stadium on Oct. 24, 2020, which we previously reported.
Dixie State and Sam Houston State have scheduled a three-game series that will kick off at Bowers Stadium in Huntsville, Texas, on Nov. 6, 2021.
The two schools will meet in St. George on Nov. 5, 2022 before concluding the series in Huntsville on Nov. 4, 2023. Sam Houston State will pay Dixie State a $125,000 guarantee for the 2023 contest.
Dixie State and North Alabama will play a home-and-home series that begins on Oct. 30, 2021 at Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama. The series will conclude two seasons later at Trailblazer Stadium on Oct. 7, 2023.