Southern University Football announces 2023 schedule

Rodney Kirschner Deputy Athletics Director | Director of Strategic Communications | Sports Information Director

BATON ROUGE, LA – The Southern University football team under the direction of 2nd year Head Coach Eric Dooley announced their 2023 football schedule Wednesday during National Signing Day. The 11-game schedule which includes six home games being played inside A.W. Mumford Stadium beginning with the Pete Richardson Classic on September 9th against Jackson State and four road games.

SU will open up the season as they travel to Alabama State (Sept. 2) for a non-conference game, before returning to the friendly confines of A.W. Mumford Stadium for another non-conference home game with Jackson State (Sept. 9). The Jaguars will open up Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) play versus Alabama A&M (Sept. 16). After an early bye week, they will travel to Arkansas Pine-Bluff (Sept. 30).

The Jaguars will then host Florida A&M (Oct. 7) before welcoming Lincoln University (CA) (Oct. 14) for the annual homecoming celebration. 

Southern will be on the road as they head to Daytona Beach, FL against Bethune-Cookman (Oct. 21) and then return home to face Texas Southern on (Oct. 28).
The Jaguars will then head to face Alcorn State (Nov. 4) before returning home for senior day in Mumford Stadium as they host Prairie View A&M on (Nov. 11).

The 50th Annual Bayou Classic is scheduled for November 25th as the Jaguars face-off against Grambling State in the Caesars Superdome in New Orleans, LA.

Football season tickets can be reserved by contacting the SU Ticket office at 225-771-3171. To fill out the 2023 SU Football Season Ticket Application please visit

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Away game times will be released at a later date.

September 2 – @ Alabama State
September 9 – JACKSON STATE (Pete Richardson Classic)                                 6:00 PM
September 16 – ALABAMA A&M                                                                               6:00 PM
September 23 – Bye
September 30 – @ University of Arkansas Pine-Bluff
October 7 – FLORIDA A&M                                                                                        6:00 PM
October 14 – LINCOLN UNIVERSITY (CA) (Homecoming)                                      4:00 PM
October 21 – @ Bethune-Cookman
October 28 – TEXAS SOUTHERN                                                                              4:00 PM
November 4 – @ Alcorn State
November 11 – PRAIRIE VIEW A&M (Senior Day / Military Appreciation Game) 2:00 PM
November 18 – Bye
November 25 – Grambling State (50th Annual Bayou Classic)           

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