Breaking down and analyzing the 2018 Southern Miss Golden Eagles football schedule.
2018 Southern Miss Golden Eagles Football Schedule Analysis
– The Golden Eagles start out nice and easy against Jackson State and ULM, and then comes the real test, going to Appalachian State to see just how good the team is early on. If the non-conference slate appears to be a little light, that’s because the payoff is coming, going to Auburn at the end of September.
– The Conference USA season starts out with a relatively easy date against Rice, but the big boys are coming. There’s a week off before dealing with North Texas on the road, followed up by a showdown against UTSA. The UAB and UTEP games are on the road – that’s not too bad – and the showdown against Louisiana Tech is at home.
– Missing Florida Atlantic from the East is a plus, but USM has to face Marshall. On the plus side, having to go to Charlotte isn’t all that bad. There’s no Middle Tennessee or WKU from the other division. Throw in missing those two, FAU and FIU, and it’s not a bad divisional slate.