FCS newcomer Dixie State has added the Western New Mexico Mustangs for a 2020 matchup on Saturday, September 12.
Western New Mexico is a member of the Division II Lone Star Conference. The two teams met in 2007 and 2008 with Dixie State winning both games. As reported by FBSchedules, this game replaces a previously scheduled contest against South Dakota Mines for that week.
Dixie State will compete at the Division I level beginning in 2020. They will compete in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in all sports except football where they will compete as an FCS Independent. The Trailblazers were part of the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference (RMAC) through the 2019 season. Their transition from Division II to Division I will take four seasons and they will be eligible to play in the postseason starting with the 2024 season.
The Trailblazers have been on a scheduling tear recently as they have been diligently filling out their future schedules.
Dixie State starts its inaugural FCS season on Saturday, September 12 at Southern Utah.