Cedar City • Southern Utah will play the first 12-game football schedule in its history in 2013, the school announced Thursday.
SUU opens the season at South Alabama on Aug. 29 one of two Football Bowl Subdivision opponents it will face. The other is Washington State, where the Thunderbirds will play Sept. 14.
Southern Utah opens its home season Sept. 7 against Fort Lewis College and new coach John L. Smith. He was the head coach at Weber State a year ago before abruptly quitting to become the interim coach at Arkansas.