The AAC released its 2016 football schedule Tuesday morning, which outlines USF’s road back to a bowl game and, possibly, the AAC championship game.
USF’s home schedule is highlighted by games against presumably-ranked FSU, Navy, Northern Illinois and its homecoming game against UConn. Both FSU and Navy were ranked last season.
The Bulls’ Sept. 24 matchup with the in-state rival Seminoles will be a rematch of last year’s 34-14 loss in Doak Campbell Stadium, which was a closer contest than the score indicated.
USF also has key conference road rematches with Cincinnati (Oct. 1) and Temple (Oct. 21) — teams USF beat by a combined score of 99-50.
The Bulls have a grueling start to the season in their longest stretch without a bye week since 1999, at nine games. The Bulls’ first break will come following the Salute to Service game against Navy on Sept. 10.
USF’s other non-conference games include Towson (Home, Sept. 3) and Syracuse (Away, Sept. 17).
The only two games slated to be broadcast are Navy and Temple, both on ESPN networks.
2016 USF FOOTBAL SCHEDULE
DATE OPPONENT KICK/TV
Sat., Sept. 3 TOWSON TBA
Sat. Sept. 10 NORTHERN ILLINOIS TBA
Sat., Sept. 17 at Syracuse TBA
Sat., Sept. 24 FLORIDA STATE TBA
Sat., Oct. 1 at Cincinnati* TBA
Sat., Oct. 8 EAST CAROLINA* TBA
Sat., Oct. 15 UCONN* (Homecoming) TBA
Fri., Oct. 21 at Temple* TBA/ESPN
Fri., Oct. 28 NAVY* (Salute To Service) TBA/ESPN2
Sat., Nov. 12 at Memphis* TBA
Sat., Nov. 19 at SMU* TBA
Sat., Nov. 26 UCF* TBA
Sat., Dec. 3 AAC Championship Game TBA
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