2024 USF football schedule announced, with Alabama, Miami games

USF football’s 2024 schedule includes at least a pair of Friday matchups and a conference opener at one of the AAC’s top teams.

The Bulls start league play Sept. 28 at Tulane, which won the AAC in 2022 and played for its title last season. USF faces another one of the conference’s top brands, Memphis, on Oct. 11. That’s a marquee Friday matchup that could have conference championship implications. USF’s other Friday game is at in-state foe Florida Atlantic on Nov. 1. Both weeknight games come after open dates.

Week 8 will feature the return of Trent Dilfer to Raymond James Stadium. The former Bucs quarterback is in his second season as the coach at the University of Alabama at Birmingham. The Bulls close the regular season at Rice on either Friday or Saturday of Thanksgiving weekend.

The full AAC schedule, unveiled Thursday, looks different without SMU. The Mustangs are moving to the ACC as part of the latest round of conference realignment.

The Bulls’ non-conference schedule was previously announced. It includes a Week 2 trip to Alabama as part of a three-game series that was finalized in 2019. The Crimson Tide came to Tampa last season. The Bulls also host Miami on Sept. 21 for the Hurricanes’ first visit in 11 years.

2024 USF football schedule

Aug. 31: vs. Bethune-Cookman

Sept. 7: at Alabama

Sept. 14: at Southern Miss

Sept. 21: vs. Miami

Sept. 28: at Tulane

Oct. 5: Off

Oct. 11 (Friday): vs. Memphis

Oct. 19: vs. UAB

Oct. 26: Off

Nov. 1 (Friday): at Florida Atlantic

Nov. 9: vs. Navy

Nov. 16: at Charlotte

Nov. 23: vs. Tulsa

Nov. 29/30: at Rice

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