Led by fourth-year head coach Dale Lindsey, the University of San Diego Toreros will compete in 11 football games during its 2016 campaign, including six at home and five on the road.
For the sixth straight season, the Toreros will open their home schedule against the Western New Mexico Mustangs. USD is a perfect 5-0 against the Division II program after pulling off a 45-21 victory last year.
The following week has the Toreros traveling to San Luis Obispo where they'll take on the Cal Poly Mustangs of the Big Sky Conference. This will be the fifth meeting between the teams, with the Mustangs owning a 4-0 all-time advantage. The previous contest took place during the 2014 regular season finale at Toreros Stadium, with Cal Poly coming away with a 34-3 triumph.
After a bye week, USD will host its Pioneer Football League opener against the Dayton Flyers, the reigning co-champion and automatic qualifier for the FCS Playoffs. The Toreros will be seeking redemption after Dayton edged them 13-12 in Ohio last season. It was USD's only PFL defeat of the year.
On October 1st, the Toreros travel to Indianapolis for a date with the Butler Bulldogs, then it's back to Torero Stadium for a homecoming game against the Davidson Wildcats.
Sandwiched between what should be tough road games against the Drake Bulldogs and Marist Red Foxes is a home contest against the Valparaiso Crusaders.
November kicks off with some international flavor as the Toreros take a break from PFL play to host the Aztecs of Universidad De Las Americas Puebla, a program out of Puebla, Mexico.
League play resumes the following week when the Stetson Hatters come to town for the final home game of the season.
Then the regular season caps off in North Carolina with a meeting against the Campbell Fighting Camels.
USD is coming off a 9-2 season that includes a 7-1 PFL record, and a share of it's fourth league title in the last five seasons.