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Football: Louisiana Announces 2018 Schedule

Jeff Schneider, Associate Director of Athletics Communications

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LAFAYETTE, La. – With the Billy Napier era set to start this fall, the 2018 Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns football schedule has been announced featuring six home games and trips to SEC foes Mississippi State and Alabama, the Sun Belt Conference announced on Tuesday.
"We are excited to host six games at Cajun Field this upcoming season," Director of Athletics Dr. Bryan Maggard said. "Having all games on Saturdays, as well as a good balance of road and home games spread throughout the season will be beneficial for our fan base and community.  We look forward to starting a new era of Ragin' Cajuns Football under Coach Napier."
Louisiana opens the season at Cajun Field on Sept. 1 against Grambling in the annual Herbert Heymann Classic. The meeting will be the first ever between the two programs.
Following an open date, the Ragin' Cajuns begin a stretch of 11 straight weekends with a contest on Sept. 15 at Mississippi State.
The Cajuns then open the Sun Belt schedule at home on Sept. 22 against Coastal Carolina in the first-ever matchup against the Chanticleers.
Louisiana steps back out of league play on Sept. 29 with a trip to defending national champion Alabama. The Ragin' Cajuns return to conference action on Oct. 6 with a trip to Texas State.
The Cajuns close out their non-conference schedule on Oct. 13 with a home contest against former Sun Belt member New Mexico State in the 69th edition of Homecoming.
Following the Aggies game, Louisiana closes out the regular season with six consecutive Sun Belt Conference games, starting at defending SBC co-champion Appalachian State on Oct. 20.
The Ragin' Cajuns return home on Oct. 27 to face Arkansas State before heading to the other defending SBC co-champion Troy on Nov. 3.
Louisiana returns home for a pair of SBC games beginning Nov. 10 to face Georgia State before hosting South Alabama in the home finale on Nov. 17. The Cajuns close out the regular season on Nov. 24 at in-state foe ULM.
For the first time since the formation of its football league in 2001, the Sun Belt Conference will play a championship game hosted at one of the member schools on Dec. 1.
"We are excited about the challenge of our 2018 schedule," Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Football head coach Billy Napier said. "It's imperative that we remain focused on our current daily work so that we can be prepared for this great opportunity."
The renewal process for Louisiana Ragin' Cajuns Football season tickets is currently underway and fans are encouraged to renew their tickets online for the 2018 season by April 20. Fans can renew their season tickets online at RaginCajuns.com using Account Manager.
Season tickets, beginning at $110, are available for purchase. Reserved and chairback seating is available for $150 per seat with the Family 5 Pack available for $405.
Following the April 20th season ticket renewal deadline, the ticket office will process upgrades and any additional requests from season ticket holders before they are available to the public.
Fans who didn't have season tickets last season can sign up for the 2018 season ticket wait list on RaginCajuns.com.
For more information, contact the UL Ticket Office at (337) 265-2357 or email ultickets@cajundome.com.
2018 Louisiana Football Schedule
Sept. 1 - Grambling
Sept. 15 - at Mississippi State
Sept. 22 - Coastal Carolina*
Sept. 29 - at Alabama
Oct. 6 - at Texas State*
Oct. 13 - New Mexico State (HC)
Oct. 20 - at Appalachian State*
Oct. 27 - Arkansas State*
Nov. 3 - at Troy*
Nov. 10 - Georgia State*
Nov. 17 - South Alabama*
Nov. 24 - at ULM*
* - Sun Belt Conference game
All times to be announced at a later date; all dates are subject to change

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