Five Additional Schedule Changes for FCS Teams

Eastern Kentucky adding four additional games on Friday was not enough for the FCS. Five other changes occurred involving four newly scheduled games and one cancellation.

The UTEP Miners added two FCS teams for the 2020 season in the Stephen F. Austin Lumberjacks and Abilene Christian Wildcats. UTEP will host the Lumberjacks on Saturday, September 5 in the first matchup between the two teams.

Abilene Christian will travel to play at UTEP on Saturday, September 19. The two teams have met five times previously in 1942, 1951, 1956, 1958, and 1959 with the Wildcats holding a 3-2 lead in the series.

Abilene Christian also added another game versus West Texas A&M on Saturday, October 17. West Texas A&M is a Division II member of the Lone Star Conference, the same conference the Wildcats were previously in before moving up to Division I after the 2012 season. Abilene Christian holds a 28-18 lead in the series.

The Wildcats plan on adding two more opponents to their fall schedule as well.

Continuing the circle of connections for new games was Stephen F. Austin adding West Texas A&M for a game on Saturday, October 3. Stephen F. Austin leads the series 3 games to 2 with the latest game taking place in 1997 in which the Lumberjacks won 35-17.

The final game was a mutual cancellation between Lamar and Rice. The two schools were scheduled to meet on Saturday, September 26 in Houston. Lamar is still open to playing non-conference games this fall.

DateAwayHomeNotes
9/5Stephen F. AustinUTEPNew Addition
9/19Abilene ChristianUTEPNew Addition
9/26LamarRiceCanceled
10/3West Texas A&MStephen F. AustinNew Addition
10/17West Texas A&MAbilene ChristianNew Addition
Photo courtesy of Lamar University Athletics.

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