USF Football’s 2024 Conference Opponents Set

TAMPA, DEC. 13, 2023 – As first-year head coach Alex Golesh and the Bulls prepare for the programs first bowl game since 2018 in the Boca Raton Bowl, the American Athletic Conference announced home and away conference opponents for the 2024 season.

With the addition of Army to the conference in 2024 and the departure of SMU, the 14-team scheduling model was adjusted. Dates for the games will be announced in February.

The Bulls will square off in home games at Raymond James Stadium vs. Memphis, Navy, Tulsa and UAB. Memphis finished 9-3 this season and earned a Liberty Bowl berth.

Meanwhile, the Bulls will travel to contests at Charlotte, FAU, Rice and Tulane. Rice (First Responder Bowl) and Tulane (Military Bowl) both earned bowl eligibility this year as Tulane’s 2022 conference title defense ended when the Green Wave fell to SMU in the 2023 AAC Championship game. The Bulls, who will play in the Boca Raton Bowl on Dec. 21, will face three of the conferences other five 2023 bowl eligible teams next season.

Those eight conference opponents will join four previously announced non-conference contests, starting with the Bulls opening the 2024 campaign vs. Bethune-Cookman in Tampa on Aug. 31. USF will travel to 2023 CFP Playoff participant Alabama (Sept. 7) and Southern Mississippi (Sept. 14) before returning home to face Miami (Fla.) back in Raymond James Stadium on Sept. 21.

Future non-conference schedules also include notable home dates vs. Boise State (2025), Louisville (2027), Notre Dame (2029) and NC State (2029).

USF will continue one of the top turnarounds in college football when South Florida (6-6; 4-4 American) makes the program’s 11th bowl appearance when the Bulls take on Syracuse (6-6; 2-6 ACC) in the Boca Raton Bowl on Thur., Dec. 21 at FAU Stadium (30,000) in Boca Raton, Fla.

The game kicks off at 8 p.m. and will be televised by ESPN.

Fans can reserve tickets for the Bulls 11th bowl game HERE.

For further Boca Raton Bowl information and schedules click HERE.

USF football’s five-win improvement over 2022 ranks as the greatest turnaround in program history and is tied with Liberty (13-0) for the second-best in the Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) in 2023 behind only Northwestern’s six-win improvement.

ABOUT USF FOOTBALL The USF football program first took the field in 1997 and completed its 27th regular season in 2023 by earning the program’s 11th bowl bid, entering a new $22 million Indoor Performance Facility and receiving Board of Trustees approval for construction of a $340-million on-campus stadium. The Bulls have posted 15 winning seasons, earned 16 All-America selections, including a 2021 consensus All-American kick returner, and had 32 first-team all-conference selections. USF has had 30 players selected in the NFL Draft and has made 10 bowl game 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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