The FIU Golden Panthers have added the Alcorn State Braves to their 2017 football schedule, according to their official website.
Florida International will host Alcorn State at Ocean Bank Field at FIU Stadium on a date to be announced in 2017. The game will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools.
Alcorn State is a member of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). With one game left in the 2016 regular-season, the Braves are 4-5 overall and 4-4 in SWAC play.
FIU now has four non-conference games scheduled for the 2017 season. The Golden Panthers are scheduled to open the season at UCF on Sept. 2, travel to Indiana on Sept. 16, and host Tulane and Alcorn State on dates to be announced.
In Conference USA play, FIU will host Western Kentucky, Charlotte, Old Dominion, and, UTSA, according to their official website.
On Tuesday, Florida International announced the hiring of Butch Davis as their new head coach. As the head coach of Miami, FL (2001-04) and North Carolina (2007-10), Davis had an overall record of 63-43 and went 5-2 in bowl games.