Southern Utah announces 2020 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Southern Utah Thunderbirds have announced their 2020 football schedule, which features a game at Utah State.

“We’re excited to have the opportunity to play the teams that are on our schedule for next season,” SUU head coach Demario Warren said. “I know that both fan bases are pretty fired up that we’re playing Dixie State again, and being able to play an in-state game against an FBS opponent is always something our players and fans always get excited about. When it comes to the Big Sky, we’ve got a group of teams on the schedule that won a lot of football games in 2019 and made a statement in the FCS Playoffs, so of course we’re looking forward to getting a shot at them.”

Southern Utah opens the 2020 season on Saturday, Sept. 5 at home at Eccles Stadium in Cedar City, Utah, against Dixie State. That’s followed by a trip to take on Utah State on Sept. 12.

The Thunderbirds open Big Sky Conference action on Sept. 19 on the road against Sacramento State. SUU then returns home to Cedar City to host consecutive games against Eastern Washington for Homecoming on Sept. 26 followed by Portland State on Oct. 3.

After their only open date of the season on Oct. 10, Southern Utah travels to play Northern Arizona on Oct. 17 before hosting Northern Colorado at Eccles Stadium in Oct. 24.

Next, Southern Utah plays consecutive road contests at Montana on Halloween (Oct. 31) and at Idaho on Nov. 7.

Weber State visits Cedar City on Nov. 14, and then Southern Utah closes out their 2020 regular-season schedule at Abilene Christian on Nov. 21.

Southern Utah Football Schedule

  • 09/05 – Dixie State
  • 09/12 – at Utah State
  • 09/19 – at Sacramento State
  • 09/26 – Eastern Washington
  • 10/03 – Portland State
  • 10/10 – OFF
  • 10/17 – at Northern Arizona
  • 10/24 – Northern Colorado
  • 10/31 – at Montana
  • 11/07 – at Idaho
  • 11/14 – Weber State
  • 11/21 – at Abilene Christian

Southern Utah finished the 2019 season 3-9 overall and 2-6 in conference play. The Thunderbirds have claimed two Big Sky Conference championships, an outright title in 2015 and a shared title in 2017 with Weber State.