Southern Miss, Navy in home-and-home

Southern Miss and Navy will play a home-and-home series starting next fall.

The teams are set to kick off Oct. 8, 2011, in Annapolis, Md. Navy then makes a return trip to Hattiesburg at a date that has not be determined. These will be the first two meetings between the schools in football.

The addition of Navy completes the 2011 non-conference schedule for Southern Miss, but it also pushes back a previously scheduled game against LSU to Sept. 3, 2016.

The Golden Eagles start the 2011 season at home against Louisiana Tech on Sept. 3, and play host to Southeastern Louisiana on Sept. 17 -- moving the game up three weeks from the previously announced date – before traveling to Virginia on Sept. 24 and then Navy.