On Saturday, the Sun Belt Conference released all of the 2014 football schedules for its member school, including South Alabama. The Jaguars' schedule includes no Football Championship Subdivision teams. It does have two SEC teams and five teams that played in bowl games last season, producing a combined 5-0 record in those postseason games.

What was also noted in the schedule is six homes game to go with six away games. Head coach Joey Jones said it is the toughest schedule the Jags will play in their short history. It is also the most attractive home schedule for South Alabama fans the team has yet to play.

At home, the Jags will play Mississippi State, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Troy, Texas State and Navy. On the road, they will face Kent State, Idaho, Appalachian State, Louisiana-Lafayette, Arkansas State and South Carolina.

Combined, those teams produced a 72-76 record a year ago, including an 11-2 mark by South Carolina and an 0-12 record by Georgia State.

Here's a breakdown of each of South Alabama's 2014 opponents:

Sept. 6 at Kent State

2013 record: 4-8 overall, 3-5 in Mid-American Conference

2013 bowl: The Golden Flashes did not qualify for a bowl invitation.

Vs. USA: The Jags defeated Kent State 38-21 last year; the all-time record between the two teams is 1-1.

In between: USA plays Kent State between an Aug. 30 home game against Ohio University and a Sept. 13 game at Ohio State.

Returning starters: 16

Player to watch: RB Trayion Durham had 182 carries for 766 yards, a 4.2 yards per carry average and six touchdowns.

Sept. 13 vs. Mississippi State

2013 record: 7-6 overall, 3-5 in SEC West

2013 bowl: The Bulldogs beat Rice 44-7 in the Liberty Bowl

Vs. USA: MSU holds a 1-0 all-time record against the Jags, winning 30-10 in 2012.

In between: MSU plays the Jags in between a Sept. 6 home game against UAB and a Sept. 20 game at LSU.

Returning starters: 17

Player to watch: QB Dak Prescott completed 156 of 267 passes for 1,940 yards, 10 touchdowns and seven interceptions. He also carried the ball 134 times for 829 yards, a 6.2 yards per carry average and 13 touchdowns.

Sept. 20 vs. Georgia Southern

2013 record: 7-4 overall, 4-4 in Southern Conference

2013 bowl: Georgia Southern did not play in a bowl game.

Vs. USA: This will be the first game between the two teams.

In between: Georgia Southern plays USA between a Sept. 13 game at Georgia Tech and a Sept. Sept. 27 home game against Appalachian State.

Returning starters: 12

Player to watch: QB Kevin Ellison carried the ball 127 times for 886 yards, a 7.0 yards per carry average and eight touchdowns. He completed 41 of 79 passes for 756 yards, two touchdowns and three interceptions.

Sept. 27 at Idaho

2013 record: 1-11 overall, no conference record (independent)

2013 bowl: Idaho did not qualify for a bowl game.

Vs. USA: This will mark the first meeting between the two teams.

In between: Idaho plays the Jags between a Sept. 20 game at Ohio University and an Oct. 4 game at Texas State.

Returning starters: 17

Player to watch: WR Dezmon Epps caught 79 passes for 980 yards, a 12.4 yards per catch average and four touchdowns. He also had eight carries for 15 yards and no touchdowns.

Oct. 4 at Appalachian State

2013 record: 4-8 overall, 4-4 in Southern Conference

2013 bowl: Appalachian State did not play in a bowl game.

Vs. USA: This will be the first meeting between the two teams.

In between: ASU will play the Jags between a Sept. 27 game at Georgia Southern and an Oct. 11 home game against Liberty.

Returning starters: 17

Player to watch: RB Marcus Cox rushed 245 times for 1,250 yards, a 5.1 yards per carry average and 15 touchdowns. He also caught 43 passes for 559 yards, a 13.0 yards per catch average and six touchdowns.

Oct. 18 vs. Georgia State

2013 record: 0-12 overall, 0-7 in Sun Belt Conference

2013 bowl: The Panthers did not qualify for a bowl game.

Vs. USA: South Alabama beat the Panthers 38-17 last season; the Jags are 2-1 all-time against Georgia State.

In between: The Panthers play USA between an Oct. 11 home game against Arkansas State and an Oct. 25 home game against Georgia Southern.

Returning starters: 12

Player to watch: QB Ronnie Bell rushed 80 times for 113 yards and three touchdowns, while completing 188 of 375 passes for 2,573 yards, 15 touchdowns and 11 interceptions.

Oct. 25 at Troy

2013 record: 6-6 overall, 4-3 in Sun Belt

2013 bowl: The Trojans did not receive a bowl invitation.

Vs. USA: Troy, which beat the Jags 34-33 last season, holds a 2-0 all-time record against USA.

In between: The Trojans play USA between an Oct. 18 game against Appalachian State at home and a Nov. 1 game at Georgia Southern.

Returning starters: 12

Player to watch: RB Brandon Burks had 134 carries for 675 yards, a 5.0 yards per carry average and two touchdowns last season. He also had 36 pass receptions for 188 yards, a 5.2 yards per catch average and no touchdowns.

Nov. 1 at Louisiana-Lafayette

2013 record: 9-4 overall, 5-2 in Sun Belt

2013 bowl: The Ragin' Cajuns beat Tulane 24-21 in a well-attended New Orleans Bowl game.

Vs. USA: South Alabama beat Lafayette 30-8 last season and the all-time series is tied 1-1.

In between: Lafayette will play South Alabama between am Oct. 21 Tuesday night ESPN2 game at home against Arkansas State and a Nov. 8 game at New Mexico State.

Returning starters: 16

Player to watch: QB Terrance Broadway completed 166 of 266 passes for 2,419 yards, 19 touchdowns and 12 interceptions. He also carried the ball 131 times for 442 yards and eight scores.

Nov. 8 at Arkansas State

2013 record: 8-5 overall, 5-2 in Sun Belt

2013 bowl: The Red Wolves defeated Ball State 23-20 in the GoDaddy Bowl in Mobile.

Vs. USA: Arkansas State topped the Jags 17-16 last season and lead the all-time series 2-0.

In between: The Red Wolves play USA between a Nov. 1 game at Idaho and a Nov. 15 game at home against Appalachian State.

Returning starters: 13

Player to watch: WR/KR J.D. McKissic is an offensive machine. He caught 82 passes for 662 yards, an 8.1 yards per catch average and four touchdowns. He carried the ball 18 times for one touchdown and 139 yards, while returning 17 punts for 145 yards, an 8.5 yards per return average and no scores. He also had 21 kickoff returns for 629 yards, a 30.0 yards per return average and one score. He even completed the only pass he threw for six yards and a score.

Nov. 15 vs. Texas State

2013 record: 6-6 overall, 2-5 in Sun Belt

2013 bowl: The Bobcats did not receive a bowl invitation.

Vs. USA: Texas State won last year's first-ever meeting against the Jags 33-31.

In between: The Bobcats play South Alabama between a Nov. 8 home game against Georgia Southern and a Nov. 22 home game against Arkansas State.

Returning starters: 13

Player to watch: QB Tyler Jones was 100 of 160 passing for 1,130 yards, eight touchdowns and five interceptions in eight games last season. He also had 89 carries for 477 yards and six scores.

Nov. 22 at South Carolina

2013 record: 11-2 overall, 6-2 in SEC East

2013 bowl: The Gamecocks defeated Wisconsin 34-24 in the Capital One Bowl.

Vs. USA: This will be the first time the two teams have played in football.

In between: South Carolina plays the Jags between a Nov. 15 game at Florida and a Nov. 29 game at Clemson.

Returning starters: 18

Player to watch: RB Mike Davis carried the ball 203 times for 1,183 yards, a 5.8 yards per carry average and 11 touchdowns. He also had 34 catches for 352 yards and no touchdowns.

Nov. 28 vs. Navy

2013 record: 9-4 overall (no conference record, independent)