GSU’s home opener on Sept. 15 versus Bacone College, a school that avoided complete institutional shutdown this summer after cutting most of its operating expenses by eliminating athletics and laying off much of its faculty and staff, has officially come off the team’s 11-game slate. The back-to-back SWAC champions instead will use that week as an open date.
That change moves the G-Men’s first home game of 2018 to the following week when they open up SWAC play hosting Alabama State Sept. 22 at Eddie G. Robinson Memorial Stadium for High School Day. Grambling opens the season with two road games, at Louisiana-Lafayette Sept. 1 to open 2018 and at Northwestern State Sept. 8 before being off the following week.
Bryant ended up replacing one NAIA school with another, with Oklahoma Panhandle State agreeing to visit Grambling State on Oct. 6, a date both teams initially had bye weeks this fall.
Grambling State 2018 Football Schedule
Sept. 1 – @ Louisiana-Lafayette 6 p.m.
Sept. 8 – @ Northwestern State
Sept. 15 – Open
Sept. 22 – vs. Alabama State*
Sept. 29 – vs. Prairie View A&M* (State Fair Classic)
Oct. 6 – vs. Oklahoma Panhandle State
Oct. 13 – @ Texas Southern*
Oct. 20 – @ Alcorn State*
Oct. 27 – vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff*
Nov. 3 – vs. Mississippi Valley State* (Homecoming)
Nov. 10 – @ Alabama A&M*
Nov. 17 – Open
Nov. 24 – vs. Southern* (Bayou Classic)
*-denotes SWAC game