Clemson adds Troy to 2028 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Clemson Tigers have added the Troy Trojans to their 2028 football schedule, it was announced on Thursday.

Clemson will host Troy at Memorial Stadium in Clemson, S.C., on Saturday, Sept. 2, 2028, which will be the season-opener for both schools. The two schools are also scheduled to meet at Memorial Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 6, 2025, which was previously announced.

Clemson and Troy first met on the gridiron in 2011 and also squared off in 2016, both times in Clemson. The Tigers defeated the Trojans in each contest, winning 43-19 in 2011 and 30-24 in 2016.

Troy is the third scheduled non-conference opponent for Clemson in 2028. The Tigers are also scheduled to host the in-state rival South Carolina Gamecocks on Nov. 25 and travel to play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on a date to be announced.

“This will be an exciting trip for both our football program and our fans,” Troy Director of Athletics Brent Jones said. “Clemson is one of the premier programs in the country and Death Valley is a great venue for college football. When we schedule games against Power Five opponents, it is important for us to find matchups that are compelling from a football standpoint and ones that our amazing fans can travel to easily as well.”

Troy’s 2028 non-conference slate is now up to three games. The Trojans are also scheduled to host the Southern Miss Golden Eagles on Sept. 16 and travel to play the UAB Blazers on Sept. 23 that season.

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