Keeping Score

2014 USM football schedule is set

The Southern Miss football schedule has been set for the 2014 season with Conference USA's release of the league slate on Monday.

Games that highlight the C-USA schedule for USM include a home game against defending C-USA East champ Marshall and star quarterback Rakeem Cato on Nov. 8. The Golden Eagles, who are coming off a 1-11 season, will travel to Middle Tennessee on Oct. 4.

This season marks the first time that Southern Miss will compete in the C-USA West with the re-shuffling of the league's membership.

USM joins North Texas, UTEP, Rice, Louisiana Tech and Texas-San Antonio in the West.

Western Kentucky and Old Dominion will compete in C-USA football for the first time this year.

USM football schedule 2014

Aug. 30 - at Mississippi State

Sept. 6 - Alcorn State

Sept. 13 - at Alabama

Sept. 20 - Appalachian State

Sept. 27 - Rice

Oct. 4 - at Middle Tennessee

Oct. 11 - bye

Oct. 18 - at North Texas

Oct. 25 - Louisiana Tech

Nov. 1 - at UTEP

Nov. 8 - Marshall

Nov. 15 - at Texas-San Antonio

Nov. 22 - bye

Nov. 29 - UAB

Game times have not been set yet.