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. 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|