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Thunderbird Football Announces 2019 Schedule

Published: December 16, 2018 | Author: Bryson Lester | Category: Athletics

2019 suu football scheduleThe Thunderbird football program and head coach Demario Warren have released the team’s 2019 schedule, packed with four non-conference games and 12 games total.

“The 2019 schedule will be another big challenge for our program, but an opportunity to play some of the best teams in the country,” coach Warren said. “We get to play five of the 16 teams that made it to the quarterfinals of the FCS Playoffs, so we’ll have an amazing opportunity to test ourselves coming off a difficult season.”

The Thunderbirds will open up the 2019 season in Las Vegas when they’ll face off against the UNLV Rebels (August 31). The last time the T-Birds and Rebels faced off on the gridiron the Thunderbirds upset their Mountain West Conference counterpart in Sin City during the 2011 campaign.

SUU will have their second-straight road contest the following week as they head to Northern Iowa (September 7). SUU and UNI faced off in 2017, in a contest the Thunderbirds won 24-21 inside Eccles Coliseum.

Southern Utah will play their 2019 home opener on September 14 when they host Stephen F. Austin. The T-Birds and Lumberjacks also squared off in 2017, with SUU claiming victory in Texas 51-14.

Following their home opener the T-Birds will wrap up their non-conference slate in Brookings, South Dakota, as they’ll square off against the South Dakota State Jackrabbits (September 21).     

The next week the T-Birds will return home to open Big Sky Conference play against the Cal Poly Mustangs (September 28), before heading out on the road for a contests against Portland State (October 5) and Weber State (October 12). The Thunderbirds will be looking to reclaim the Beehive Bowl in Ogden this season.  

SUU will then return home for two-straight Big Sky matchups, as they’ll welcome UC Davis (October 19) and Idaho State (October 26) on back-to-back weekends.

The week after hosting the Bengals the T-Birds will return to the road for a contest with Montana State (November 2) in Bozeman.

The Thunderbirds will play their home finale on November 16 following a BYE when they’ll host Grand Canyon rival Northern Arizona.

SUU will wrap up it’s 2019 regular season with a contest against the North Dakota Fighting Hawks in Grand Forks on November 23.

Existing season ticket holders will be able to log in to their accounts and renew their season tickets beginning January 1. New season ticket packages and single game tickets will go on sale at a later date.

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

2019 Southern Utah Football Schedule

Date Opponent Location
August 31, 2019 @ UNLV Las Vegas, Nevada
September 7, 2019 @ Northern Iowa Cedar Falls, Iowa
September 14, 2019 Stephen F. Austin Cedar City, Utah
September 21, 2019 @ South Dakota State Brookings, South Dakota
September 28, 2019 Cal Poly * Cedar City, Utah
October 5, 2019 @ Portland State * Portland, Oregon
October 12, 2019 @ Weber State * Ogden, Utah
October 19, 2019 UC Davis * Cedar City, Utah
October 26, 2019 Idaho State * Cedar City, Utah
November 2, 2019 @ Montana State * Bozeman, Montana
November 16, 2019 Northern Arizona * Cedar City, Utah
November 23, 2019 @ North Dakota * Grand Forks, North Dakota

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Contact Information:

Bryson Lester
brysonlester@suu.edu