The ULM Warhawks have added Auburn and Oklahoma to their future football schedules, ULM Athletics Director Bobby Staub and head football coach Todd Berry announced.
ULM will travel to face the Auburn Tigers at Jordan-Hare Stadium in September of 2012. The Warhawks are 0-8 against the Tigers and lost 52-3 at Auburn last season.
In September 2013, the Warhawks will travel to face the Oklahoma Sooners in Norman. The game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.
The addition of these two games completes both the 2012 and 2013 schedule for the ULM Warhawks. Exact dates are to be announced.
In 2012, ULM’s non-conference schedule features Arkansas (at Little Rock, AR), Baylor, at Tulane and at Auburn. Sun Belt games include Florida Atlantic, Louisiana-Lafayette, North Texas, Troy, at Arkansas State, at FIU, at Middle Tennessee and at South Alabama.
Non-conference opponents in 2013 include Grambling State, Tulane, at Baylor and at Oklahoma. Sun Belt games for ULM include Arkansas State, FIU, Middle Tennessee, South Alabama, at Louisiana-Lafayette, at North Texas, at Troy and at Western Kentucky.
Can AU find someone other than ULM to play? I know all teams play 2 or 3 mid-majors and I have no problem with that but Auburn plays Monroe too often. How about Louisiana Lafayette, Ohio, Wyoming, Toledo or someone other than ULM!
I am a life-long Auburn fan and a current Auburn University student so I try to support Auburn’s decisions regarding scheduling. But in this case I completely agree with you. Auburn has played ULM four times since 2003. ULM has scored a combined 10 points in those last four meetings. Since every team schedules 1 or 2 “light” games a year I wish Auburn would pick more teams from the MAC or C-USA just to spark a slight interest. However, since most small schools agree to play the big AQ teams purely because of the payout my guess is that the scheduling has to do with wanting the road team (small school) to have less expense traveling. This is why they choose teams in the same region and why you see so many SEC schools scheduling Sun-Belt teams. That said, it’s never good to underestimate any opponent (see: App. State – Michigan, ULM – Alabama, Ole Miss – JSU). Just a thought.
ULM needs the money but so does Troy, UAB and South Alabama. They are even closer to home.
Agreed. I would love to see those match-ups as well.
I agree I’m a lifelong Auburn fan. I think Troy would be a good game and a lot closer to home.
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