(STATS) - Grambling State will both open and close its regular season in New Orleans with an eye toward repeating as the SWAC champion.
The Tigers will kick off their 11-game schedule with a matchup at Tulane on Sept. 2. Coach Broderick Fobbs' team will face archrival Southern in the Bayou Classic on Nov. 25 at the Mercedes Superdome.
Last year, Grambling went 11-1, winning the SWAC championship game before going on to capture the second annual Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl against MEAC champ North Carolina Central.
2017 Grambling State schedule
Sept. 2, at Tulane
Sept. 9, Northwestern State*
Sept. 16, Jackson State*
Sept. 23, at Mississippi Valley State*
Sept. 30, Clark Atlanta (site TBA)
Oct. 7, Prairie View A&M* (at Dallas)
Oct. 21, Alcorn State*
Oct. 28, Texas Southern* (site TBA)
Nov. 4, at Arkansas-Pine Bluff
Nov. 11, at Alabama State*
Nov. 25, Southern* (at New Orleans)
* - SWAC game