The Southern Miss Golden Eagles and the ULM Warhawks have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2017 and 2018, FBSchedules.com has learned.
In the first game of the series, Southern Miss will travel to face ULM at Malone Stadium in Monroe, Louisiana on Sept. 16, 2017. The Golden Eagles will then host the Warhawks at M.M. Roberts Stadium in Hattiesburg on Sept. 8, 2018.
The teams will swap $200,000 guarantees, according to a copy of the contract obtained from USM via a public records request.
Southern Miss and ULM have met four times on the gridiron and all four games were played in Hattiesburg. In their last matchup in 1993, the Golden Eagles beat the Warhawks 44-37 to take a 3-1 lead in the series.
USM was previously scheduled to visit Tennessee on Sept. 16, 2017, so that game is moving to an undetermined date that season. Southern Miss is currently scheduled to open the 2017 season at home vs. Kentucky on Sept. 2.
In 2018, the Golden Eagles have one other non-conference game scheduled — a Sept. 15 trip to Appalachian State.
ULM now has two non-conference games set for both the 2017 and 2018 seasons. The Warhawks are slated to visit Auburn on Oct. 7, 2017 and Texas A&M on Nov. 17, 2018.
In addition to the home-and-home series with ULM, Southern Miss has also added a Sept. 10, 2016 home game against Savannah State. USM was previously scheduled to host Austin Peay on that date.
According to a copy of the contract, Southern Miss will pay Savannah State a $325,000 guarantee for the game.