ORANGEBURG, SC—The South Carolina State Department of Athletics announced its 2016 football schedule Friday (Jan.22). The Bulldogs’ 11-game slate includes four home contests and seven road games.
SC State opens the 2016 campaign with four straight road games, with the first three against Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) — University of Central Florida on Sep. 3 in Orlando; Louisiana Tech on Sept. 10 in Ruston, LA; and Clemson University in Clemson, SC on Sept. 17.
Florida A&M rounds out a four-game opening road swing, when Coach Buddy Pough’s team begins Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play in Tallahassee, Fla., on Sept. 24.
The Bulldogs open their home campaign at Oliver. C. Dawson Stadium on Oct. 8 against Bethune-Cookman. Other home games include Delaware State, Oct.22 (HOMECOMING); Norfolk State, Nov. 12; and Savannah State, Nov.19.
Additional road games are at Howard, Oct 15. in Washington, DC; Hampton, Oct. 29 in Hampton, VA; and North Carolina A&T State, Nov.5 in Greensboro, NC.
Bulldogs fans and supporters are encouraged to purchase their season tickets early for special rates and discounts at the SC State Ticket Office. For additional information, call 803-536-8579 or 800-298-9157.
Starting times for all games on the 2016 schedule, which is listed below, will be announced later.
South Carolina State 2016 Football Schedule
24 Florida A & M* Tallahassee, FL TBA
OCTOBER 01 Open
08 BETHUNE COOKMAN* ORANGEBURG, SC 1:30 P.M.
(Hall of Fame/Former Student-Athlete App./Business & Industry Day/ Pink Game)
15 Howard * Washington, DC TBA
22 DELAWARE STATE* ORANGEBURG, SC 1:30 P.M.
29 Hampton* Hampton, VA TBA
05 North Carolina A&T* Greensboro, NC TBA
12 NORFOLK STATE* ORANGEBURG, SC 2:00 P.M.
(Youth/ROTC/Military Appreciation/Greek Day)
19 SAVANNAH STATE* ORANGEBURG, SC 1:30 P.M.
(Senior Day/High School Band Day/Faculty & Staff App. Day)
*MEAC Contest – Home games in Bold – #Dates, times and locations subject to change