The Alabama Crimson Tide have added The Citadel Bulldogs to their 2018 football schedule, according to an announcement on Tuesday.
Alabama will host The Citadel at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa on Nov. 17, 2018. The game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.
The Citadel is a member of the Southern Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). Last season, the Bulldogs finished 9-4 overall and made it to the quarterfinals of the FCS Playoffs. They also upset South Carolina 23-22 in Columbia.
“This is a fantastic opportunity for our program,” The Citadel head coach Brent Thompson said. “These games are important for many reasons, and they allow us to provide our cadet-athletes with once-in-a-lifetime experiences. I’m excited that our team will have the experience of playing in front of more than 100,000 fans against one of the premier teams in college football.”
Alabama now has three non-conference games scheduled for the 2018 season. The Crimson Tide open the season at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Florida against the Louisville Cardinals and then host the Arkansas State Red Wolves in Tuscaloosa one week later.
In SEC play in 2018, Alabama is set to host Auburn, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, and Missouri and travel to Arkansas, LSU, Ole Miss, and Tennessee.