Friday brought clarity to a crucial detail for the MEAC’s spring plans and also brought news of a new FBS versus FCS matchup down the road.
The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference officially announced they received an automatic qualifying berth to the FCS Playoffs in the spring. The MEAC also announced a revised date for the first-ever conference championship game.
The MEAC will play its conference championship on the weekend of April 16 – 18 instead of the originally scheduled date of May 1. The change occurred due to the NCAA Division I Board of Directors finalizing the spring playoff dates, which are set to commence on Saturday, April 24, 2021.
South Alabama has future games against FCS opponents Alcorn State (2021), Nicholls (2022), Eastern Kentucky (2023), Northwestern State (2024), and Southeastern Louisiana (2026).