2016 Sun Belt Conference Football Opponents

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2016 Sun Belt Conference football opponents were officially announced on Friday. Each team will play four conference home games and four conference road games.

The complete 2016 Sun Belt Football schedule with dates will be released on Tuesday, March 1.

2016 Sun Belt Football Opponents

Appalachian State Mountaineers

Home: Idaho, ULM, Georgia State, Texas State
Road: New Mexico State, Georgia Southern, UL Lafayette, Troy
Miss: Arkansas State, South Alabama

Arkansas State Red Wolves

Home: South Alabama, ULM, New Mexico State, Georgia Southern
Road: Troy, Texas State, UL Lafayette, Georgia State
Miss: Idaho, Appalachian State

Georgia Southern Eagles

Home: ULM, Troy, Appalachian State, UL Lafayette
Road: Arkansas State, Georgia State, South Alabama, New Mexico State
Miss: Texas State, Idaho

Georgia State Panthers

Home: Texas State, Arkansas State, Georgia Southern, ULM
Road: Idaho, Appalachian State, Troy, South Alabama
Miss: New Mexico State, UL Lafayette

Idaho Vandals

Home: South Alabama, Troy, New Mexico State, Georgia State
Road: UL Lafayette, Texas State, ULM, Appalachian State
Miss: Arkansas State, Georgia Southern

New Mexico State Aggies

Home: Texas State, Georgia Southern, UL Lafayette, Appalachian State
Road: South Alabama, Idaho, Arkansas State, Troy
Miss: Georgia State, ULM

South Alabama Jaguars

Home: Georgia State, Georgia Southern, Troy, New Mexico State
Road: ULM, Idaho, Arkansas State, UL Lafayette
Miss: Appalachian State, Texas State

Texas State Bobcats

Home: UL Lafayette, Idaho, Arkansas State, Troy
Road: Appalachian State, Georgia State, ULM, New Mexico State
Miss: Georgia Southern, South Alabama

Troy Trojans

Home: Georgia State, Appalachian State, New Mexico State, Arkansas State
Road: Texas State, South Alabama, Idaho, Georgia Southern
Miss: UL Lafayette, ULM

UL Lafayette Ragin’ Cajuns

Home: South Alabama, Arkansas State, Appalachian State, Idaho
Road: Georgia Southern, ULM, New Mexico State, Texas State
Miss: Troy, Georgia State

ULM Warhawks

Home: Texas State, Idaho, UL Lafayette, South Alabama
Road: Georgia State, Arkansas State, Appalachian State, Georgia Southern
Miss: New Mexico State, Troy

Comments (4)

The Sun Belt should start sublicensing some of their football games to NBCSN starting next season to get more of their games on national TV. This would also give the network right of first refusal to any new bowls with a Sun Belt tie-in.

Or, they’re going with somewhat non-geographic divisions. What are the possibilities? I’d guess something like this, with 5 divisional games, 1 locked cross rival (order as listed), and 2 other division rotating:
Sun Conference: NMSU, Tex St, Ark St, ULM, ULL, GaSo
Belt Conference: Idaho, Coastal, App St, Troy, USA, GaSt
It’s like one of those logic puzzles. From the article, we know Idaho can’t be in the same division in 2017 with Tex St, Ark St, and Ga So.