South Alabama adds Florida A&M to 2025 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The South Alabama Jaguars have added the Florida A&M Rattlers to their 2025 football schedule, according to South Alabama’s official athletics website.

South Alabama will host Florida A&M at Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile, Ala., on Saturday, Aug. 30, 2025. The game will mark the first-ever meeting between the two schools on the gridiron.

Florida A&M is currently a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The Rattlers are moving to the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) beginning with the fall 2021 season.

The addition of Florida A&M completes the non-conference schedule for South Alabama for the 2025 season. The Jaguars are also scheduled to host the Tulane Green Wave on Sept. 6 and travel to face the Auburn Tigers on Sept. 13 and the North Texas Mean Green on Sept. 27.

South Alabama is the second non-conference opponent added to Florida A&M’s 2025 schedule. The Rattlers are also scheduled to take on the Florida Gators in Gainesville, Fla., on Oct. 11 that season.

Florida A&M now has a total of eight future contests scheduled against Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponents. The Rattlers will play at USF in 2021 and 2023, at Troy and Miami (FL) in 2024, at South Alabama and Florida in 2025, at Miami (FL) in 2026, and at USF again in 2027.

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