2018 Sun Belt football schedule announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2018 Sun Belt Conference Football Schedule has been announced. Conference play begins on Saturday, Sept. 15 with Texas State at South Alabama.

For the 2018 season, Idaho and New Mexico State depart the the Sun Belt Conference. Idaho is dropping down to the Big Sky Conference in the FCS, while New Mexico State remains in the FBS and will play as an Independent.

The Sun Belt will also split into East and West divisions and will play its inaugural championship game in 2018. The game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 1 at the home stadium of the East or West Division winner.

East Division
Appalachian State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, Troy

West Division
Arkansas State, South Alabama, Texas State, UL Lafayette, ULM

Featured 2018 non-conference match-ups for the Sun Belt include Appalachian State at Penn State, Arkansas State at Alabama, Coastal Carolina at South Carolina, Georgia Southern at Clemson, Georgia State at NC State, Louisiana at Alabama, South Alabama at Oklahoma State, Texas State at Rutgers, Troy at Nebraska, and ULM at Texas A&M.

2018 Sun Belt Football Schedules

2018 Sun Belt Football Schedule (Composite)

Thursday, Aug. 30
Kennesaw State at Georgia State

Saturday, Sept. 1
Appalachian State at Penn State
Southeastern Missouri at Arkansas State
Coastal Carolina at South Carolina
South Carolina State at Georgia Southern
Grambling at Louisiana
Southeastern Louisiana at ULM
Louisiana Tech at South Alabama
Texas State at Rutgers
Boise State at Troy

Saturday, Sept. 8
Appalachian State at Charlotte
Arkansas State at Alabama
UAB at Coastal Carolina
UMASS at Georgia Southern
Georgia State at NC State
ULM at Southern Miss
South Alabama at Oklahoma State
Texas Southern at Texas State
Florida A&M at Troy

Friday, Sept. 14
Georgia State at Memphis (ESPN/ESPN2/ESPNU/ESPNews)

Saturday, Sept. 15
Southern Miss at Appalachian State
Arkansas State at Tulsa
Campbell at Coastal Carolina
Georgia Southern at Clemson
Louisiana at Mississippi State
ULM at Texas A&M
Texas State at South Alabama
Troy at Nebraska

Saturday, Sept. 22
Gardner Webb at Appalachian State
UNLV at Arkansas State
Coastal Carolina at Louisiana
Western Michigan at Georgia State
Troy at ULM
South Alabama at Memphis
Texas State at UTSA

Saturday, Sept. 29
South Alabama at Appalachian State
Arkansas State at Georgia Southern
Coastal Carolina at Troy
ULM at Georgia State
Louisiana at Alabama

Thursday, Oct. 4
Georgia State at Troy (ESPNU)

Saturday, Oct. 6
South Alabama at Georgia Southern
Louisiana at Texas State
ULM at Ole Miss

Tuesday, Oct. 9
Appalachian State at Arkansas State (ESPN2)

Thursday, Oct. 11
Georgia Southern at Texas State (ESPNU)

Saturday, Oct. 13
ULM at Coastal Carolina
New Mexico State at Louisiana
Alabama State at South Alabama
Troy at Liberty

Thursday, Oct. 18
Georgia State at Arkansas State (ESPNU)

Saturday, Oct. 20
Louisiana at Appalachian State
Coastal Carolina at UMASS
Georgia Southern at New Mexico State
Texas State at ULM

Tuesday, Oct. 23
Troy at South Alabama (ESPN2)

Thursday, Oct. 25
Appalachian State at Georgia Southern (ESPNU)

Saturday, Oct. 27
Arkansas State at Louisiana
Coastal Carolina at Georgia State
New Mexico State at Texas State

Saturday, Nov. 3
Appalachian State at Coastal Carolina
South Alabama at Arkansas State
Georgia Southern at ULM
Texas State at Georgia State
Louisiana at Troy

Saturday, Nov. 10
Appalachian State at Texas State
Arkansas State at Coastal Carolina
Troy at Georgia Southern
Georgia State at Louisiana
ULM at South Alabama

Saturday, Nov. 17
Georgia State at Appalachian State
ULM at Arkansas State
Georgia Southern at Coastal Carolina
South Alabama at Louisiana
Texas State at Troy

Saturday, Nov. 24
Troy at Appalachian State
Arkansas State at Texas State
Coastal Carolina at South Alabama
Georgia Southern at Georgia State
Louisiana at ULM

Saturday, Dec. 1
Sun Belt Football Championship Game

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Comments (4)

Finally! It’s a shame the conference doesn’t release this sooner but I understand that they have to organize the nationally televised games beforehand. It looks like the Sun Belt drop-down menu is still under construction on this site…I see they have Idaho listed as a FCS member. Lots of good games on the schedule for the SBC! Hoping the overall out of conference performance is stronger this year.

Troy at South Alabama and Appalachian State at Coastal Carolina should be played on last weekend of season to go along with the other regional rivalries being played on that weekend.