2015 Conference USA Football Schedule Announced

By Brian Wilmer -

The 2015 Conference USA football schedule has been released. Conference play begins on Saturday, September 12 with Louisiana Tech at Western Kentucky.

For 2015, Conference USA welcomes the Charlotte 49ers as a new member. UAB has discontinued their football program, which leaves C-USA with an odd number of schools (13) for the second consecutive season. Charlotte will play in the East Division, giving that division seven teams, while the West has six.

The 2015 C-USA Championship Game will be played on Saturday, December 5 and will be televised by ESPN or ESPN2.

Featured 2015 non-conference match-ups for Conference USA include Charlotte at Kentucky, FIU at UCF, Miami (FL) at Florida Atlantic, Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State, Purdue at Marshall, Middle Tennessee at Alabama, North Texas at Tennessee, NC State at Old Dominion, Rice at Baylor, Southern Miss at Nebraska, UTEP at Arkansas, Kansas State at UTSA, and Western Kentucky at LSU.


East Division

West Division


Thursday, Sept. 3
Charlotte at Georgia State
UTSA at Arizona

Saturday, Sept. 5
Florida Atlantic at Tulsa
Southern at Louisiana Tech
Jackson State at Middle Tennessee
Old Dominion at Eastern Michigan
Wagner at Rice
Mississippi State at Southern Miss
UTEP at Arkansas
WKU at Vanderbilt

Sunday, Sept. 6
Purdue at Marshall

Friday, Sept. 11
Miami (FL) at Florida Atlantic

Saturday, Sept. 12
Presbyterian at Charlotte
FIU at Indiana
Louisiana Tech at WKU
Marshall at Ohio
Middle Tennessee at Alabama
North Texas at SMU
Norfolk State at Old Dominion
Rice at Texas
Austin Peay at Southern Miss
UTEP at Texas Tech
Kansas State at UTSA

Saturday, Sept. 19
Charlotte at Middle Tennessee
Buffalo at Florida Atlantic
NC Central at FIU
Louisiana Tech at Kansas State
Norfolk State at Marshall
Rice at North Texas
NC State at Old Dominion
Southern Miss at Texas State
UTEP at New Mexico State
UTSA at Oklahoma State
WKU at Indiana

Saturday, Sept. 26
Florida Atlantic at Charlotte
FIU at Louisiana Tech
Marshall at Kent State
Middle Tennessee at Illinois
North Texas at Iowa
Appalachian State at Old Dominion
Rice at Baylor
Southern Miss at Nebraska
Incarnate Word at UTEP
Colorado State at UTSA
Miami (Ohio) at WKU

Friday, Oct. 2
Temple at Charlotte

Saturday, Oct. 3
FIU at Massachusetts
Louisiana-Lafayette at Louisiana Tech
Old Dominion at Marshall
Vanderbilt at Middle Tennessee
North Texas at Southern Miss
WKU at Rice

Friday, Oct. 9
Southern Miss at Marshall

Saturday, Oct. 10
Rice at Florida Atlantic
Louisiana Tech at UTSA
Middle Tennessee at WKU
Portland State at North Texas

Thursday, Oct. 15
WKU at North Texas

Saturday, Oct. 17
Charlotte at Old Dominion
Marshall at Florida Atlantic
FIU at Middle Tennessee
Louisiana Tech at Mississippi State
UTSA at Southern Miss

Saturday, Oct. 24
Southern Miss at Charlotte
Florida Atlantic at UTEP
Old Dominion at FIU
Middle Tennessee at Louisiana Tech
North Texas at Marshall
Army at Rice

Friday, Oct. 30
Louisiana Tech at Rice

Saturday, Oct. 31
Marshall at Charlotte
FIU at Florida Atlantic
UTSA at North Texas
WKU at Old Dominion
UTEP at Southern Miss

Friday, Nov. 6
Rice at UTEP

Saturday, Nov. 7
Charlotte at FIU
Florida Atlantic at WKU
North Texas at Louisiana Tech
Marshall at Middle Tennessee
Old Dominion at UTS

Saturday, Nov. 14
UTSA at Charlotte
Middle Tennessee at Florida Atlantic
FIU at Marshall
North Texas at Tennessee
UTEP at Old Dominion
Southern Miss at Rice

Saturday, Nov. 21
Charlotte at Kentucky
Florida Atlantic at Florida
Louisiana Tech at UTEP
North Texas at Middle Tennessee
Old Dominion at Southern Miss
Rice at UTSA

Friday, Nov. 27
Marshall at WKU

Saturday, Nov. 28
Charlotte at Rice
Florida Atlantic at Old Dominion
Southern Miss at Louisiana Tech
Middle Tennessee at UTSA
UTEP at North Texas

Saturday, December 5
C-USA Championship Game

Comments (3)

Conference USA missed the ball with the last week’s scheduling. In a watered down conference, you should try to create some excitement for the last week of the season with the scheduling of regional rivals. Should have been:
FIU at Florida Atlantic
Rice at UTSA
Middle Tennessee at WKU
Marshall at Charlotte OR Charlotte at Old Dominion OR Old Dominion at Marshall

Got these right:
UTEP at North Texas
Southern Miss at Louisiana Tech

I agree. I don’t live in that region of the country, but I have noticed that conference rivals don’t tend to play on the final week of the season. I think in 2014, the final week matchups included ODU @ FAU and MTSU @ UTEP.
It should be for 2015: FIU/FAU, UTSA/UTEP, UNT/Rice, LT/SMiss. Either MTSU, WKU, Marshall, Charlotte, or ODU should have a bye on the final week of the season. FIU will have a bye on the final week of the season for the second straight year.