South Carolina State to face FBS trio
(STATS) - There won't be many FCS teams coming out of the nonconference portion of their 2016 schedule feeling more challenged than South Carolina State.
The Bulldogs begin their season by playing three straight FBS opponents: American Athletic Conference member UCF on Sept. 3, Conference USA member Louisiana Tech on Sept. 10 and national runner-up Clemson of the ACC on Sept. 17.
They also play four of their first six Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference games on the road, so only two of the Bulldogs' first nine games - Oct. 8 versus Bethune-Cookman and Oct. 22 against Delaware State - will be at Dawson Stadium.
2016 South Carolina State Schedule
Sept. 3, at UCF
Sept. 10, at Louisiana Tech
Sept. 17, at Clemson
Sept. 24, at Florida A&M*
Oct. 8, Bethune-Cookman*
Oct. 15, at Howard*
Oct. 22, Delaware State* (Homecoming)
Oct. 29, at Hampton*
Nov. 5, at North Carolina A&T*
Nov. 12, Norfolk State*
Nov. 19, Savannah State*
* - MEAC game