2023 Sun Belt Football Schedule announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2023 Sun Belt Conference Football Schedule has been announced. Conference play begins on Saturday, Sept. 9 with Old Dominion hosting Louisiana.

Featured 2023 non-conference match-ups for each Sun Belt team include App State at North Carolina, Arkansas State at Oklahoma, Coastal Carolina at UCLA, Georgia Southern at Wisconsin, Georgia State at LSU, James Madison at Virginia, Louisiana at Minnesota, Virginia Tech at Marshall, Wake Forest at Old Dominion, South Alabama at Oklahoma State, Southern Miss at Florida State, Texas State at Baylor, Troy at Kansas State, and ULM at Ole Miss.

The 2023 Sun Belt Championship Game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 2 at the home stadium of the East or West Division winner. The game will be televised by ABC, ESPN, or ESPN2 at a time to be announced.

From the Sun Belt release:

Kickoff times and networks for all midweek games and weekend games in the first three weeks of the season will be selected in late May. All other games will fall into the traditional 12-day selection process.

2023 Sun Belt Football Schedules

East Division

West Division

2023 Sun Belt Football Schedule

Thursday, Aug. 31
Rhode Island at Georgia State

Saturday, Sept. 2
Gardner-Webb at App State
Coastal Carolina at UCLA
The Citadel at Georgia Southern
Bucknell at James Madison
Albany at Marshall
Old Dominion at Virginia Tech
Arkansas State at Oklahoma
Northwestern State at Louisiana
Army at ULM
South Alabama at Tulane
Alcorn State at Southern Miss
Texas State at Baylor
Stephen F. Austin at Troy

Saturday, Sept. 9
App State at North Carolina
Jacksonville State at Coastal Carolina
UAB at Georgia Southern
UConn at Georgia State
James Madison at Virginia
Marshall at East Carolina
Louisiana at Old Dominion
Memphis at Arkansas State
Lamar at ULM
Southeastern Louisiana at South Alabama
Southern Miss at Florida State
Texas State at UTSA
Troy at Kansas State

Saturday, Sept. 16
East Carolina at App State
Duquesne at Coastal Carolina
Georgia Southern at Wisconsin
Georgia State at Charlotte
Wake Forest at Old Dominion
Stony Brook at Arkansas State
Louisiana at UAB
ULM at Texas A&M
South Alabama at Oklahoma State
Tulane at Southern Miss
Jackson State at Texas State
James Madison at Troy

Thursday, Sept. 21
Georgia State at Coastal Carolina

Saturday, Sept. 23
App State at Wyoming
Georgia Southern at Ball State
James Madison at Utah State
Virginia Tech at Marshall
Texas A&M-Commerce at Old Dominion
Southern Miss at Arkansas State
Buffalo at Louisiana
Central Michigan at South Alabama
Nevada at Texas State
Western Kentucky at Troy

Saturday, Sept. 30
Coastal Carolina at Georgia Southern
Troy at Georgia State
South Alabama at James Madison
Old Dominion at Marshall
Arkansas State at UMass
Louisiana at Minnesota
App State at ULM
Texas State at Southern Miss

Saturday, Oct. 7
Marshall at NC State
Texas State at Louisiana
South Alabama at ULM
Old Dominion at Southern Miss
Arkansas State at Troy

Tuesday, Oct. 10
Coastal Carolina at App State

Saturday, Oct. 14
Marshall at Georgia State
Georgia Southern at James Madison
ULM at Texas State
Troy at Army

Tuesday, Oct. 17
Southern Miss at South Alabama

Thursday, Oct. 19
James Madison at Marshall

Saturday, Oct. 21
ULM at Georgia Southern
App State at Old Dominion
Coastal Carolina at Arkansas State
Georgia State at Louisiana

Thursday, Oct. 26
Georgia State at Georgia Southern

Saturday, Oct. 28
Southern Miss at App State
Marshall at Coastal Carolina
Old Dominion at James Madison
Arkansas State at ULM
Louisiana at South Alabama
Troy at Texas State

Thursday, Nov. 2
South Alabama at Troy

Saturday, Nov. 4
Marshall at App State
James Madison at Georgia State
Coastal Carolina at Old Dominion
Louisiana at Arkansas State
ULM at Southern Miss
Georgia Southern at Texas State

Thursday, Nov. 9
Southern Miss at Louisiana

Saturday, Nov. 11
Texas State at Coastal Carolina
App State at Georgia State
UConn at James Madison
Georgia Southern at Marshall
Old Dominion at Liberty
Troy at ULM
Arkansas State at South Alabama

Saturday, Nov. 18
Coastal Carolina at Army
Old Dominion at Georgia Southern
Georgia State at LSU
App State at James Madison
Texas State at Arkansas State
ULM at Ole Miss
Marshall at South Alabama
Southern Miss at Mississippi State
Louisiana at Troy

Saturday, Nov. 25
Georgia Southern at App State
James Madison at Coastal Carolina
Arkansas State at Marshall
Georgia State at Old Dominion
ULM at Louisiana
Troy at Southern Miss
South Alabama at Texas State

Saturday, Dec. 2
Hercules Tires Sun Belt Football Championship Game

Comments (5)

The SBC should soon add Eastern Kentucky and Stephen F. Austin so that this can be the Thanksgiving week schedule:

Appalachian State-Coastal Carolina
Arkansas State-Southern Miss
Eastern Kentucky-Marshall
Georgia Southern-Georgia State
James Madison-Old Dominion
South Alabama-Troy
Stephen F. Austin-Texas State

Or they should add La. Tech and Liberty so it could be:

James Madison-Old Dominion
Appalachian State-Coastal Carolina
Georgia Southern-Georgia State
South Alabama-Troy
Southern Miss-La. Tech
Arkansas State-Texas State

What I mean was I want no more than two schools from a single state in the Sun Belt. So Louisiana and Virginia are already maxed out. Eastern Kentucky and SFA are OK because the SBC doesn’t have any members in Kentucky now, and just one in Texas.