HOUSTON – The Texas Southern Tigers football team released their 2018 schedule highlighted by a total of five home games at BBVA Compass Stadium, five road games, and one neutral site contest as the Tigers are scheduled to play a total of seven Southwestern Athletic Conference games.
Nine of the Tigers eleven slated games will be played within a four hour radius of the TSU campus with seven of those contests set to be played in the city of Houston or surrounding areas.
TSU will open the season at home versus UT-Permian Basin at BBVA Compass Stadium. This will mark the first ever meeting between the two programs.
Texas Southern will subsequently embark on a three-game road trip over the course of the next few weeks with nonconference games at Texas State (Sept. 8), Alcorn State (Sept. 15) and Houston (Sept. 29).
The Tigers matchup versus UH will be only the second meeting between the two programs and first since 2007 when the two teams met at Robertson Stadium.
Texas Southern will return home to the friendly confines of BBVA Compass Stadium for a two-game home stand as they host Alabama A&M (Oct. 6) and Grambling State (Oct. 13).
TSU will participate in the Inaugural State Fair Showdown which will feature the Texas Southern Tigers versus the Southern Jaguars at the Cotton Bowl in Dallas, Texas (Oct. 20).
Homecoming 2018 is slated for October 27, when the Tigers host SWAC East foe Mississippi Valley State at BBVA Compass Stadium.
Two of the Tigers last three games of the 2018 campaign will take place on the road with Texas Southern traveling to face Alabama State (Nov. 3), before having their final bye week of the season. After the bye TSU will return to host its home finale and Senior Day versus Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Nov. 17).
The Tigers final conference and regular season game will be played Thanksgiving weekend at Prairie View A&M (Nov. 24).
2018 Texas Southern Football Schedule
|9/1/18||UT-Permian Basin||Houston, Texas|
|9/8/18||Texas State||San Marcos, Texas|
|9/15/18||Alcorn State||Lorman, Miss.|
|10/6/18||Alabama A&M||Houston, Texas|
|10/13/18||Grambling State||Houston, Texas|
|10/27/18||Mississippi Valley State (Homecoming)||Houston, Texas|
|11/3/18||Alabama State||Montgomery, Ala.|
|11/17/18||Arkansas-Pine Bluff||Houston, Texas|
|11/24/18||Prairie View A&M||Prairie View, Texas|