Grambling State released its 2016 football schedule Thursday.

The 11-game schedule begins with a Sept. 3 home opener against Virginia-Lynchburg and continues on the road the following week against Pac-12 Conference member Arizona (Sept. 10) in Tucson, Ariz.

Grambling will begin conference play on Sept. 17 at Jackson State before returning home (Sept. 24) to host Alcorn State. [easyazon_infoblock align=”right” cart=”y” identifier=”B003M9U4BQ” locale=”US” tag=”hbcusports-20″]

The Tigers will face Prairie View A&M in the annual State Fair Classic at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas on Oct. 1, before taking two weeks off due to schedule open dates on Oct. 8 and Oct. 15.

Conference play resumes for the Tigers with an Oct. 22 matchup in Itta Bena, Miss. against Mississippi Valley State, followed with the Tigers playing their homecoming game against Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Oct. 29.

The Tigers will play at Alabama A&M Nov. 5 before playing their final home game of the season against Alabama State on Nov. 12.

The season concludes with road trips to Houston to play Texas Southern (Nov. 19) and New Orleans where the Tigers face rival Southern in the Bayou Classic Nov. 26.

2016 Grambling State University football schedule

Sept. 3 Virginia Univ. – Lynchburg Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium
Sept. 10 University of Arizona Tuscon, Arizona
Sept. 17 Jackson State Jackson, Mississippi
Sept. 24 Alcorn State Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium
Oct. 1 Prairie View A&M (Cotton Bowl) – Dallas
Oct. 8 Open
Oct. 15 Open
Oct. 22 Mississippi Valley State Itta Bena, Mississippi
Oct. 29 Arkansas-Pine Bluff Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium (homecoming)
Nov. 5 Alabama A&M Huntsville, Alabama
Nov. 12 Alabama State Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium
Nov. 19 Texas Southern Houston
Nov. 26 Southern University (Bayou Classic) – New Orleans


  1. The games scheduled for 11/21 and 11/28 falls on a Monday. I assume the correct dates are 11/19 and 11/26 which are the preceding Saturdays. Correct?

  2. Grambling should be ashamed for playing Virginia Univ. – Lynchburg. They could have at least scheduled an SIAC school.


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