SMU adds Northwestern State to 2011 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The SMU Mustangs have added the Northwestern State Demons to their 2011 football schedule, KTAL6 has reported. SMU will host NSU in Dallas on September 17, 2011.

The addition of Northwestern State completes SMU’s 2011 non-conference football schedule. The Mustangs will open the season at Texas A&M on September 3, host NSU on September 17, travel to TCU on October 1 and host Navy on November 5.

This will be the first ever meeting between SMU and Northwestern State. NSU, located in Natchitoches, Louisiana, is a member of the Southland Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision.

SMU and Baylor were originally slated to play in 2011, but the change in the Big 12 scheduling format forced Baylor to cancel the game.