The 2019 college football season is coming to an end next Monday with the National Championship game but it's never to early to think about next season.

For the McNeese Cowboys football squad the are already focusing on the 2020 season as the athletic department has released the 2020 football schedule for the Pokes.

McNeese will host six home games again in the 2020 season like they did last year.  The first game of the season will be the I-10 showdown as the Cowboys travel to Lafayette to take on the Ragin' Cajuns of Louisiana Lafayette for the second time in five years.

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The Cowboys will play 11 games in 2020 with eight of them being Southland Conference match ups.

The pokes will host Northern Colorado, Abilene Christian, Central Arkansas, Stephen F. Austin, Nicholls and Lamar all in Lake Charles.  Here is the entire schedule.

2020 McNeese Football Schedule

Sept. 5 at ULL, TBA

Sept. 12 vs. Northern Colorado, 6 p.m.

Sept. 19 *vs. Abilene Christian, 6 p.m.

Sept. 26 *at Southeastern La., TBA

Oct. 3 *vs. Central Arkansas, 4 p.m.

Oct. 10 *at HBU, TBA

Oct. 17 BYE Week

Oct. 24 *at Sam Houston State, TBA

Oct. 31 *vs. Stephen F. Austin, 6 p.m.

Nov. 7 *vs. Nicholls, 6 p.m.

Nov. 14 *at Northwestern State, TBA

Nov. 21 *vs. Lamar, 3 p.m.