Four home games inside the brand new Panther Stadium, two Football Bowl Subdivision opponents and seven games inside the state of Texas highlights Prairie View A&M’s history-making 2016 football schedule.
The 2016 season kicks off on Sept. 3 as history will be made with the opening of the university’s brand new football stadium. SWAC rival Texas Southern will be the first opponent in the venue as the Labor Day Classic will be played on the PVAMU campus for the first time ever while TSU will also play on campus for the first time.
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One week later on Sept. 10, the Panthers will make history once again as they’ll make the short trek up Highway 6 to College Station to face Texas A&M at Kyle Field. The contest marks the first time ever both teams will meet on the gridiron and the first against an opponent from the SEC. Following the contest at Texas A&M, the Panthers will remain on the road for the next two weekends as they’ll travel to Alabama A&M (Sept. 17) and Mississippi Valley State (Sept. 24).
The Panthers return to the state of Texas for three of their next four contests as they’ll face Grambling State in the annual State Fair Classic in Dallas on Saturday, Oct. 1 inside the historic Cotton Bowl. One week later, the team returns to the friendly confines of Panther Stadium as Alabama State will be its opponent for Homecoming 2016 on Oct. 8. After a bye weekend, the Panthers will make the trip to Houston on Oct. 22 for their second FBS match-up of the season at Rice University as PVAMU has not played inside Rice Stadium since the 1995 season. After the contest at Rice, the Panthers will close out the month of October on the road at Jackson State on Oct. 29.
The month of November features consecutive home games back on campus as Alcorn State travels to Prairie View on Nov. 5 followed by a showdown versus Southern on Nov. 12. The 2016 regular season will conclude on Nov. 19 in Pine Bluff, Ark. as the Panthers will travel to Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
|Day||Date||Opponent||Location / Stadium|
|Sat.||9/3/2016||Texas Southern||Prairie View|
|Sat.||9/10/2016||Texas A&M||College Station, Texas|
|Sat.||9/17/2016||Alabama A&M||Huntsville, Ala.|
|Sat.||9/24/2016||Mississippi Valley State||Itta Bena, Miss.|
|Sat.||10/1/2016||Grambling State||Grambling, La.|
|Sat.||10/8/2016||Alabama State||Prairie View|
|Sat.||10/29/2016||Jackson State||Jackson, Miss.|
|Sat.||11/5/2016||Alcorn State||Prairie View|
|Sat.||11/12/2016||Southern University||Prairie View|
|Sat.||11/19/2016||Arkansas-Pine Bluff||Pine Bluff, Ark.|
Courtesy: PVAMU Athletics