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Southern Utah Football Unveils 2018 Schedule

Published: January 05, 2018 | Author: Bryson Lester | Category: Athletics

Football team running onto fieldThe Southern Utah University football program has released their schedule for the 2018 campaign, which will feature contests against two Pac-12 Conference opponents and a home game on the opening weekend for the first time since joining the Big Sky Conference.

The Thunderbirds will kick off their season at Eccles Coliseum on September 1, when they host North Alabama. The last time the Thunderbirds played at home on the first weekend of the season was 2009, when they played host to Dixie State.

The following week the Thunderbirds will take their first tip into Pac-12 territory, as they’ll be in Corvallis to play the Oregon State Beavers. The following week the T-Birds will take on their second-straight Pac-12 opponent when they will play the Arizona Wildcats in Tucson. These will be the third and fourth opponents from the Pac-12 Conference the Thunderbirds have played in the last three seasons, with previous dates against Utah and Oregon in 2016 and 2017.  

The Thunderbirds will start their Big Sky Conference title defense on the road on September 22, when they travel to Flagstaff to take on Northern Arizona to fight for the Hinton-Burdick Grand Canyon Trophy. The Thunderbirds knocked off NAU to claim the Big Sky Conference Championship to close out the 2017 regular season.

Following a BYE Week, the Thunderbirds will be back on the road on October 6 when they’ll travel to Cheney to face off against the Eagles of Eastern Washington.

The Thunderbirds will return home on October 13, when they’ll play host to the Hornets of Sacramento State. The following week SUU will travel to Moscow, Idaho to take on the Vandals, who are rejoining the Big Sky Conference for football in 2018.

Southern Utah will host three straight home games from October 27 to November 10, including matchups against Northern Colorado, Montana and Weber State.   

The Thunderbirds will close out regular season play on the road on November 17, as they’ll travel to California to take on the Mustangs of Cal Poly.

Coming off one of the most successful campaigns in the history of the program, the Thunderbirds will be looking to keep the ball rolling coming off a Big Sky Conference Championship and their first trip to the Second Round of the FCS Playoffs.

Keep tabs on the Thunderbirds by following @SUUFB on Twitter and Instagram and by liking the Southern Utah Football page on Facebook.

Read all about the Thunderbirds on suutbirds.com.

2018 Southern Utah Football Schedule

Date

Opponent

Location

September 1, 2018

North Alabama

Cedar City, Utah

September 8, 2018

@ Oregon State

Corvallis, Oregon

September 15, 2018

@ Arizona

Tucson, Arizona

September 22, 2018

@ Northern Arizona

Flagstaff, Arizona

October 6, 2018

@ Eastern Washington

Cheney, Washington

October 13, 2018

Sacramento State

Cedar City, Utah

October 20, 2018

@ Idaho

Moscow, Idaho

October 27, 2018

Northern Colorado

Cedar City, Utah

November 3, 2018

Montana

Cedar City, Utah

November 10, 2018

Weber State

Cedar City, Utah

November 17, 2018

@ Cal Poly

San Luis Obispo, California


Contact Information:

Bryson Lester
801-860-8653
brysonlester@suu.edu