USF Football Receives Future American Athletic Conference Home and Away Opponents
Future opponents and sites for 2023-2026 announced as conference welcomes Charlotte, FAU, North Texas, Rice, UAB and UTSA starting in 2023
TAMPA, NOV. 9, 2022– The USF Football program received its slate of American Athletic Conference home and away opponents for the next four seasons on Wednesday as the conference prepares to welcome six new members starting in 2023.
The Bulls will face five of the six new members next season, as Charlotte, FAU and Rice come to Raymond James Stadium in 2023 and the Bulls play at UTSA and UAB. The sixth new member, North Texas, first appears on the USF schedule with a road date in 2024.
USF has previously faced three of the new conference members, holding a 3-1 series edge over FAU, last meeting in 2013, a 2-0 lead over North Texas, last meeting in 2002, and tied 1-1 with UAB, last meeting in 2004.
Each team will face the other 13 conference teams at least once at home and once on the road during the four-year cycle. The conference designated six matchups that will take place each year. USF’s yearly opponent will be FAU.
The complete list of yearly match-ups are:
North Texas vs. SMU
Memphis vs. UAB
Rice vs. UTSA
Charlotte vs. East Carolina
FAU vs. South Florida
Navy vs. Temple
The Bulls home and away conference opponents for the 2023-26 seasons are below:
Home: Rice, Florida Atlantic, Charlotte, Temple
Away: UTSA, Memphis, UAB, Navy
Home: SMU, UTSA, East Carolina, Navy
Away: North Texas, Rice, Florida Atlantic, Charlotte
Home: Tulsa, North Texas, Memphis, Florida Atlantic
Away: SMU, Tulane, East Carolina, Temple
Home: Tulane, UAB, Charlotte, Temple
Away: Tulsa, North Texas, Florida Atlantic, Navy
The Bulls will open the 2023 season at Western Kentucky (Sept. 2) before returning to Raymond James Stadium to face Florida A&M (Sept. 9) and Alabama (Sept. 16) before a final non-conference road game at UConn (Oct. 21). Dates for the conference games will be announced at a later date.
USF will return to Raymond James Stadium on Sat., Nov. 12 vs. SMU, for just its second home game in two months. The Bulls and Mustangs kickoff at noon on ESPNU.
ABOUT USF FOOTBALL The USF football program first took the field in 1997 and celebrated its 25th season in 2021 while breaking ground on a $22 million Indoor Performance Facility. The Bulls have posted 15 winning seasons, earned 16 All-America selections, including 2021 consensus All-American Brian Battie, and 31 first-team all-conference selections. USF has had 30 players selected in the NFL Draft and has made 10 bowl games appearances (going 6-4 in those games), posting a program-record six straight appearances from 2005-2010 and most recently making four straight bowl appearances from 2015-18. The Bulls posted back-to-back 10-win seasons in 2016 and 2017, logging a program-record 11-2 mark in 2016 while finishing both seasons ranked in the Top 25. USF spent a program-record 20 straight weeks ranked in the Top 25 during the 2016 and 2017 seasons and reached as high as No. 2 in the national rankings during the 2007 season.
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