2018 Alabama Crimson Tide Football Schedule

Date   Opponent Time/TV Tickets
Sep. 1
Cardinals Louisville Cardinals
Camping World Stadium, Orlando, FL
Time TBA
Sep. 8
Indians Arkansas State Red Wolves
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
Time TBA
Sep. 15
Sep. 22
Sep. 29
Ragin' Cajuns UL Lafayette Ragin' Cajuns
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
Time TBA
Oct. 6
Oct. 13
Oct. 20
Oct. 27
Nov. 3
Nov. 10
Nov. 17
Bulldogs The Citadel Bulldogs
Bryant-Denny Stadium, Tuscaloosa, AL
Time TBA
Nov. 24
Dec. 1
SEC SEC Championship Game
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta, GA
Time TBA
2018 Games with dates TBA
* SEC home games: Auburn, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, Missouri
* SEC road games: Arkansas, LSU, Ole Miss, Tennessee

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    1. Billy
      October 26, 2016 at 3:58 pm

      Hard to complain on this, even if you’re against the weak methods of scheduling the SEC traditional performs. Neutral site game against Louisville, followed by three home games against; Arkansas State, UL-La and The Citadel.

      • Day
        October 26, 2016 at 6:12 pm

        Mind you the SEC is not the only conference who has scheduled these teams for home games. As early as last year USC was hosting Arkansas St at home & won 55-6, the whole conference of the ACC has played The Citadel plus a couple have lost to them as well, very tough FCS school. As for La. Lafayette, you got me on that one, SEC luvs playing the Rajun Cajuns but it is equivalent to the BIG playing a team like Ohio from the MAC. Weak methods fall on all conferences you see, Louisville can speak for themselves.

    2. Stryker
      October 26, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      The Tide hosting two SunBelt programs and a FCS program. And a neutral site game vs Louisville. For a power program not an OOC schedule to brag about. Apparently Tide fans enjoy watching such home games.

      Will be interesting to see which P5 programs Auburn, Arkansas and Vandy are able to add to their 2018 OOC schedules. Not any other P5 programs which need to add a P5 to their OCC schedule. Notre Dame could add a road game, so maybe an Auburn-ND game in Hotlanta? And BYU needs to add two home games, so Vand@BYU is plausible.

      Arkansas could set up a 2018-19 series with Michigan (joke). The Razorbacks must feel like Oregon, when Texas A&M cancelled the series with the Ducks, and thus the Ducks ended up with scheduling a neutral site game with Auburn and hosting San Jose St. Too bad Oregon won’t cancel that neutral site game and instead go with a home-and-home with the Razorbacks.

      Home-and-home on campus games helped define college football.

    3. Joe
      October 27, 2016 at 9:22 am

      Meanwhile, the story about Arizona scheduling two FCS teams posted on this site two complete days prior to this one still doesn’t have a comment about how pathetic Arizona is based on their out-of-conference scheduling.

      It’s okay to schedule like this when you are in an also-ran conference like the Pac 12, but not when you’re in the SEC and playing the best teams in the country in conference?

      • Jeff
        October 27, 2016 at 4:58 pm

        Have to give Alabama a lot of credit, they truly have mastered their scheduling. They play 3 cupcakes and a good, not great power 5 every year (and to be fair, playing a decent Power 5 team is a lot better than most teams). What they do so well though is play a team with good name recognition but is oftentimes in a down-year (i.e. VTech in 2013, WV in 2014, Wisc in 2015 and again with USC in 2016). Looking ahead to 2018, Louisville will likely be in rebuild mode after a couple really good years and Alabama will catch them at the right time. It is a great way for them to continue their reputation as a powerhouse yet not over-expose themselves in the non-conference.

      • Day
        October 27, 2016 at 5:34 pm

        Actually Bama has 4 cupcakes on the schedule this year with USC, 52-6, W.Kentucky put up a bigger fight. I don’t think it Bama’s fault when they play a P5 school that is having a down year, you never know how these teams are going to look year in & year out. There is something about Magic Nick’s hiring of coaches & the players that he recruits that just seem to click, even when I think Bama has a chance of losing 2-3 games a year, I find them in the hunt for the SEC championship & two years straight for the CFP’s. Bama scheduled Louisville before this season even started, who knew Louisville would be this good, Bama scheduled FSU while they were winning a NC, USC has not been that hot over the years & was very hyped up this one. Wisconsin has been good for many years in the BIG. I understand where you are coming from you are correct, a mastering program that knows how to coach, hire coaches & staff, recruit players, go out of state to recruit players, know where to add smaller teams on the schedule for wins. It is an art, at one point Pete Carroll had it at USC, Bo had it at Michigan, Bear had it at Bama, Urban Myer has it everywhere he goes. As for the 3 cupcakes, games still have to be coached, players still get injured, plays still have to be called, teams still have to show up. Over all you are correct though, much credit due.

      • Billy
        October 27, 2016 at 7:37 pm

        Joe, I think the reason Arizona didn’t get any mention was that in the two years the Wildcats scheduled FCS teams they already had P5 Texas Tech scheduled for OOC games as well. Hard to find fought in having one of your three OOC games being a home-n-away series with a P5 Texas Tech, whereas Bama has a neutral site P5 game against Louisville (which is good) and THREE non-P5 OOC games. The numbers don’t show strength. Take a chill pill and try to see the whole picture.

    4. JackStriker
      October 27, 2016 at 5:10 pm

      Vandy – L – Georgia Tech, 1point W over WKU
      Miss. State – L – South Alabama, L – BYU
      Mizzou – L – Middle Tennessee State, L – West Virginia
      Kentucky – L – Southern Miss

      SEC is currently 5-6 vs. P5 schools (including BYU, which SEC allows as a P5)

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    1. Day
      September 20, 2016 at 5:08 pm

      Actually, it is nice to see Bama add S.Miss back onto the schedule, they used to play all the time.

    2. RangerRick
      September 21, 2016 at 5:49 pm

      Wasn’t Navy previously scheduled to play at Sou Miss in 2019?

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    2017 SEC Football Schedule Announced

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    1. gator HATER!
      September 13, 2016 at 10:50 pm

      3 straight SEC West road games for Auburn…@ LSU, @ Arkansas & @Texas A&M. That’s harsh

    2. Gary Fisher
      September 14, 2016 at 9:33 am

      I would guess CBS starts out 2017 in either Atlanta or Arlington but ESPN sure would love both of them

    3. Dominique
      September 28, 2016 at 7:55 am

      I hope abc takes florida vs Michigan

    4. MIKE
      October 1, 2016 at 8:25 pm

      Sissy Tennessee playing MORE sissy schools. WHAT A HOOT.

    5. Mark Blackston
      October 10, 2016 at 7:29 am

      Probably ought to put an asterisk by the Florida/LSU game – “if played”.

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    1. Rick
      May 3, 2016 at 2:50 pm

      Yeah what a waste of time playing the citadel

      • lost in Va.
        May 3, 2016 at 3:00 pm

        Citadel could beat Arkansas State…..

      • Jason cline
        May 28, 2016 at 9:25 am

        We need your $ to help our title 9 sports..

        We have zero chance of keeping it close but we have beaten Arkansas and USC
        2 of the last 3 times we have played them.

    2. Hokie Mark
      May 3, 2016 at 3:46 pm

      The defending national champions have no business playing an FCS team from another state. Either support a local team or play an extra G5 team! This is indefensible.

      • Day
        May 3, 2016 at 5:40 pm

        I can agree with this. I would rather see Bama play Bama St/A&M, Jville St or Samford then play an out state team but I doubt that will ever happen. Would not mind if Bama would play Troy, USA or may be UAB in the future too.

    3. Ed
      May 3, 2016 at 6:08 pm

      This is why we need a weak team to play. Do you realize we have to play Iron Bowl a week after? Give those kids a break..

    4. Dave
      May 3, 2016 at 6:39 pm

      The only reason they are playing The Citadel is because Bemidji St. was unable to clear their schedule that week.

    5. Jinzo_2400
      May 3, 2016 at 6:43 pm

      There goes that dream match up against Idaho!!

    6. Cobra
      May 4, 2016 at 11:12 am

      SEC haters, we have to schedule cupcakes to keep having the most players drafted by the NFL (51) this year and so we can win more national Championships.
      Now tell us how your teams and their conferences do it!!!!!

      • GEG
        May 4, 2016 at 7:01 pm

        You do realize that ESPN forgot to mention that most of those picks came after the 3 round?
        The best players got selected in the beginning and 80% of them wasn’t from the SEC.
        How about the SEC fans root for their own team and stop riding off other teams success.

    7. Title IX
      May 4, 2016 at 11:44 am

      More complaints of cupcakes, blah, blah, blah. Where are these SEC haters when strength of schedules are announced? Even with FCS cupcakes, the top SEC schools are still in the top 25% of of SOS. Every year.

      • Hokie Mark
        May 4, 2016 at 1:25 pm

        No problem with scheduling a cupcake. Big problem with refusing to help local athletic departments pay their bills. ‘Bama needs to play an in-state FCS or G5 team instead.

      • Tully
        May 4, 2016 at 8:55 pm

        As the Big 10 and Big 12 go to the schedules in which they are playing 10 games with P5 teams, almost all of the PAC 12 does already, it is my hope the CFB playoff committee will take note. In 2016 only 25 teams will play 9 or less P5 games in the regular season. The SEC has 13 of those 25 teams. The ACC has 8 of those teams, and ND is one of those teams. Oh yes Baylor is one of those teams. Congratulations SEC…you have become Baylorized.

        In 2017 those numbers of teams playing 9 regular season games goes down a few more…

        Like I said I hope people make it an issue the CFP has to take into consideration. The 9 game regular season with P5 teams amounts to an extra bye week.

    8. Day
      May 4, 2016 at 2:07 pm

      “This is a fantastic opportunity for our program,” The Citadel head coach Brent Thompson said. “These games are important for many reasons, and they allow us to provide our cadet-athletes with once-in-a-lifetime experiences. I’m excited that our team will have the experience of playing in front of more than 100,000 fans against one of the premier teams in college football.”
      This comment from Brent Thompson is what college football is all about.

    9. Tully
      May 4, 2016 at 8:48 pm

      Bama should call Baylor and see if they can get help Bama schedule Incarnate World.

    10. Rick
      May 5, 2016 at 7:38 pm

      That’s incarnate word you fool

    11. Cobra
      May 9, 2016 at 9:48 am

      GEG you still did not tell who your team is and their conference. How many players were drafted from your conference?

    12. Citadel '81
      May 27, 2016 at 11:15 am

      ‘Bama FB players wouldn’t even be able to make through “hell week” at The Citadel, much less graduate and get a degree!

      • RTR '90
        September 26, 2016 at 6:18 pm

        Sir, that is ugly and unkind. I am a Bama alumna with a son at the Citadel and love both schools. I beg to differ — a team doesn’t win National Championships by being undiciplined or weak or not displaying honor and integrity. Alabama recruits more National Merit Scholars than Harvard. It is hardly chump change. I expect comments like this from alumni of USC, not The Citadel. Make your mama proud, son.

      • John Seagull
        October 27, 2016 at 12:13 pm

        I went to ‘Bama and was an Army ’58 pilot. Glen Coffee (former runningback for ‘Bama) is an Army Ranger Instructor. Bobby Greenwood graduated and last I saw he’s got SPC rank on so he would have an idea how to play the game. Generally you’re wrong.

    13. Roll tide
      June 3, 2016 at 9:25 pm

      They hate bama cause they can’t beat bama that’s all it is , sorry but got to find another place for the new collage football trophy

    14. Loulou
      October 7, 2016 at 4:44 pm

      Is football all you men have on your mind? While Bama is a powerhouse they make play mistakes just like every other team out there.. I live in T- town but Auburn is the team of my heart. Sometimes they suck sometimes not but I am faithful and I give credit where credit is due as far as other teams in the SEC go. An awesome play is just that. You can have a great coach but it’s the team as a whole that makes those plays. I’m my experience if Bama is winning the fans are on top of the world if they lose they can be pretty nasty at times hence sending death threats to that poor kicker. Just saying. One thing is for sure we in the South are passionate about our teams bit men in general can take it to the the extreme sometimes.

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    Alabama to Host Arkansas State in 2018

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    1. Lost in Va.
      February 17, 2016 at 8:00 pm

      So, Alabama still has a shot to host Central Arkansas, or Abeliene Christian, for $450K…

    2. Shep
      February 18, 2016 at 5:14 pm

      The Red Wolves have been a fairly solid team as of late, not exactly a cupcake but certainly no P5.

    3. Rick Wells
      April 18, 2016 at 4:49 pm

      Perhaps Bryn Mawr will be scheduled soon?

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