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Southern Illinois gets new opponent

Carbondale, IL (Sports Network) - The Southern Illinois University football team will play at Miami University on Sept. 8 in the first meeting between the programs.

The game replaces canceled meetings for both schools against Missouri, which is moving to the Southeastern Conference.

To be played at Yager Stadium in Oxford, Ohio, the game will be the second of the season for both teams.

Southern Illinois plays in the Missouri Valley Football Conference and was 4-7 last season. Miami, a member of the Mid-American Conference, was 4-8.

02/07 12:53:14 ET

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