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Ragin’ Cajuns 2018 football schedule

New head coach Billy Napier has his work cut out for him in year one. He and the Ragin’ Cajun football team will be tested early on with two SEC foes, including the reigning national champions.

Louisiana Lafayette v Texas A&M Photo by Bob Levey/Getty Images

I have some good news and some bad news for you if you are reading this. Let’s start with the bad news; college football doesn’t start again for another six months. We won’t get the chance to cheer on our favorite teams and pray for an FCS team to knock off their rivals for a full 30 weeks.

Fortunately there is also good news; the Sun Belt Conference has officially released its 2018 football schedule. Now we can start running through all the scenarios that need to play out in 2018 for a team to be able to pull a UCF and claim their own national championship. That should just be par for the course for any future FBS team that goes undefeated outside of the playoff.

We are not here to dive into that topic, though, so here is a look at the 2018 schedule for the Ragin’ Cajuns football team:

2018 Ragin’ Cajun Football Schedule

Sept. 1 Grambling State Tigers

Sept. 15 at Mississippi State Bulldogs

Sept. 22 Coastal Carolina Chanticleers*

Sept. 29 at Alabama Crimson Tides

Oct. 6 at Texas State Bobcats

Oct. 13 New Mexico State Aggies

Oct. 20 at Appalachian State Mountaineers*

Oct. 27 Arkansas State Red Wolves*

Nov. 3 at Troy Trojans*

Nov. 10 Georgia State Panthers*

Nov. 17 South Alabama Jaguars*

Nov. 24 at ULM Warhwaks*

*Sun Belt Conference game

Quick Thoughts

  • Billy Napier has a tough schedule for his first year as the Cajuns’ head coach.
  • Starting off with Grambling State means it’s the second year in a row that the Cajuns will start with an FCS opponent. They struggled mightily against Southeastern Louisiana last year in a shootout.
  • The Cajuns will have an even split of six home games and six games away from Lafayette. The team spent a lot of time on the road last year since they only had five home games.
  • No games will be played on weeknights as all of this year’s games are on Saturdays.
  • Two SEC teams are on the schedule for the second straight year, but the teams are different. Last year featured Ole Miss and Texas A&M; this year features Mississippi State Alabama.
  • The Ragin’ Cajuns will meet the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers on the turf for the first time in their football team’s history.
  • Wondering why New Mexico State is missing a star next to its name? They ended their affiliation with the Sun Belt Conference.