By The Associated Press
HATTIESBURG — Southern Miss announced its 2011 football schedule on Thursday, which features six home games, including two against the defending Conference USA division champions.
The Golden Eagles, who finished with an 8-5 overall record and 5-3 mark in C-USA last season, will host Louisiana Tech and Southeastern Louisiana in non-conference play while traveling to face Virginia and Navy.
In conference play, Southern Miss will host Central Florida, SMU, Rice and Memphis while facing UTEP, East Carolina, UAB and Marshall on the road.
Central Florida and SMU won their respective C-USA divisions last season, with Central Florida winning the overall championship.