SWAC Football Non-Conference Game Analysis

 The non-conference analysis is simply a look at who each FCS team is playing as of late May / early June. Occasionally schedules change, FBS schools buyout contracts and swap opponents, causing a domino effect. So these are tentative opponents, subject to change.
Alabama A&M: @ Alabama-Birmingham, @ Vanderbilt, @ South Alabama, vs. Kentucky State
Alabama State: vs. Tuskegee, @ Troy, vs. Kennesaw State, vs. Cheyney
Alcorn State: vs. Miles, @ Florida International, vs. McNeese
Arkansas-Pine Bluff: vs. Morehouse, @ Akron, @ Arkansas State, vs. Central State
Grambling: @ Tulane, vs. Northwestern State, vs. Clark of Atlanta
Jackson State: @ Texas Christian, vs. Tennessee State, vs. Tuskegee
Mississippi Valley State: @ North Dakota State, @ Southern Illinois, @ Charleston Southern, vs. Lynchburg
Prairie View A&M: vs. Sam Houston State, @ Nicholls, vs. Bacone College, @ Incarnate Word
Southern: vs. South Carolina State, @ Southern Mississippi, @ Texas-San Antonio, vs. Fort Valley State
Texas Southern: @ Florida A&M, vs. Houston Baptist, @ Kennesaw State
The SWAC plays 36 non-conference games.  Eleven of those are against the FBS, of which Alabama A&M plays three!  Talk about challenging yourself!  There‚Äôs also eleven sub-Division I games, but since the champion of the Southwestern goes to the Celebrations Bowl against the Mid-Eastern champion, they have no Selection Committee to impress.  Of the fourteen FCS games, six are against the Southland, with three played by Prairie View A&M.  Mississippi Valley State has a back to back travel itinerary to start the season in the Missouri Valley, yikes!