The Southern Miss Golden Eagles have added the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles and the Tulane Green Wave to their 2020 football schedule, the school announced on Thursday.
Southern Miss will host Tennessee Tech and Tulane in back-to-back weeks at M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg, Miss., on Saturday, Sept. 19 and Saturday, Sept. 26, respectively.
The addition of Tennessee Tech and Tulane replaces Southern Miss’ canceled contests against Jackson State and Auburn.
“We are excited to be able to add these games to our schedule and get to seven home games for student-athletes and season ticket holders,” said Southern Miss Director of Athletics Jeremy McClain. “This is obviously a very fluid situation, and we will continue to make adjustments that allow us the best opportunity to safely conduct a football season.”
Southern Miss and Tulane have met 31 times on the gridiron with the Golden Eagles leading 23-8. In their most recent meeting in the 2020 Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl, the Green Wave defeated the Golden Eagles 30-13.
The 2020 matchup between Southern Miss and Tennessee Tech will be their first meeting in football.
Southern Miss also announced today that they have moved up their season-opener against the South Alabama Jaguars two days to Thursday, Sept. 3. The game will begin at 8:00pm ET and will mark the first-ever meeting between the two schools.
“The move to Thursday night to open the season allows us more time to address health and safety concerns inside the stadium and with our student-athletes between game 1 and game 2,” McClain said. “Our focus will continue to be on monitoring the situation daily, and moving forward cautiously towards the start of the season.”
2020 Football Schedules