Tarleton State, another new FCS member in 2020, has scheduled five opponents in the future schedules per FBSChedules. The added teams were Dixie State, South Dakota State, Texas A&M-Kingsville, Western New Mexico, and Western Oregon.
As announced earlier this year, Dixie State was scheduled to face South Dakota State on November 14, 2020. However, Tarleton State will play SDSU on that date instead. In addition, TSU will face Dixie State at home on November 28, 2020 while Dixie State will play at home in either 2021 or 2022.
The trio of Division II opponents will be played in 2020 and 2021. TSU will play Texas A&M-Kingsville on October 17, 2020. They will also face Western New Mexico on November 7, 2020.
The Texans also agreed to a home-and-home series against Western Oregon. TSU will play at home on October 31, 2020 and travel to Oregon to play October 30, 2021.
It was also announced that Tarleton State will be on the road to face Murray State in the second week of the 2020 season
Tarleton State is joining the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) and Division I level starting in 2020. The WAC does not participate in football, thus the Texans will be playing as an FCS Independent. Tarleton State remains a member of the Division II Lone Star Conference through the 2019-2020 academic year.
Tarleton State’s final football season at the Division II level ended with a 23-16 loss in the playoffs versus Texas A&M-Commerce. The Texans were 11-0 entering the game and ranked third in the nation after winning a second straight Lone Star Conference title.