Sun Belt Announces 2024 Football Schedules

March 5, 2024 by Staff

NEW ORLEANS — The Sun Belt Conference has announced its 2024 football schedule.

The Sun Belt is coming off a 2023 campaign in which it defeated a conference-record four autonomy five programs, hosted ESPN’s College GameDay for a second-straight season and produced a conference-record and FBS-leading 12 Bowl Season participants.

After opening the 2023 season with four-straight weeks with a victory over an autonomy five foe to match the conference record set in 2022, the Sun Belt boasted multiple 10-win teams for the sixth-straight campaign and for the third-straight year had multiple teams reach the mark during the regular season.

The Sun Belt is the lone non-autonomy conference to have had a team finish with two-or-fewer losses in each of the past seven seasons, with James Madison (11-2) continuing the streak in 2023. The Dukes were 1-of-2 non-autonomy teams with two-or-fewer losses a year ago, alongside New Year’s Six representative No. 23 Liberty (13-1).

The Sun Belt also owns a .571 bowl winning percentage during the College Football Playoff era, trailing only the SEC (.584).

The 24th season of Sun Belt football will feature 56 league games. Each Sun Belt program will play eight conference games—six against divisional opponents and two against cross-divisional foes from the opposite division. With 14 member institutions in 10 contiguous states, the Sun Belt is committed to its identity as a regional conference with a divisional model.

The Sun Belt East Division includes App State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, James Madison, Marshall and Old Dominion. The Sun Belt West Division consists of Arkansas State, Louisiana, ULM, South Alabama, Southern Miss, Texas State and Troy.

Eleven Sun Belt programs—App State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, James Madison, Louisiana, Marshall, Old Dominion, South Alabama, Texas State and Troy—will be prominently featured in the midweek portion of the conference schedule, with all eight games appearing on ESPN platforms.

Thursday, Sept 19 – South Alabama at App State
Thursday, Oct. 3 – Texas State at Troy
Thursday, Oct. 10 – Coastal Carolina at James Madison
Tuesday, Oct. 15 – Troy at South Alabama
Thursday, Oct. 17 – Georgia State at Marshall
Thursday, Oct. 24 – Georgia Southern at Old Dominion
Tuesday, Oct. 29 – Louisiana at Texas State
Thursday, Nov. 7 – App State at Coastal Carolina

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.

The 2024 season will be the 13th-consecutive season that every Sun Belt football home game will appear on an ESPN platform.

Team-by-Team Schedules

* Sun Belt Conference Game

East Division

Appalachian State
8/31  ETSU
9/7  at Clemson
9/14  at East Carolina 
9/19   South Alabama*
9/28  Liberty
10/5  at Marshall*
10/12  at Louisiana*
10/26  Georgia State*
11/2  Old Dominion*
11/7  at Coastal Carolina*
11/23  James Madison*
11/30   at Georgia Southern*


Coastal Carolina
8/31  at Jacksonville State
9/7  William & Mary
9/14  at Temple
9/21  Virginia 
10/5  Old Dominion*
10/10  at James Madison*
10/19  Louisiana*
11/2  at Troy*
11/7  App State*
11/16  at Marshall*
11/23   Georgia Southern*
11/30  at Georgia State*


Georgia Southern
8/31  Boise State
9/7  at Nevada
9/14  South Carolina State
9/21  at Ole Miss
9/28  at Georgia State*
10/12  Marshall*
10/19  James Madison*
10/24  at Old Dominion*
11/2  at South Alabama*
11/16  Troy*
11/23  at Coastal Carolina*
11/30   App State*


Georgia State
8/31  at Georgia Tech
9/7  Chattanooga
9/14  Vanderbilt
9/28  Georgia Southern*
10/12  Old Dominion*
10/17  at Marshall*
10/26  at App State*
11/2  at UConn
11/9  at James Madison*
11/16  Arkansas State*
11/23  at Texas State*
11/30   Coastal Carolina*


8/31  at Charlotte
9/7  Gardner-Webb
9/21  at North Carolina
9/28  Ball State
10/5  at ULM*
10/10  Coastal Carolina*
10/19  at Georgia Southern*
10/26  Southern Miss*
11/9  Georgia State*
11/16  at Old Dominion*
11/23  at App State*
11/30   Marshall*


8/31  Stony Brook
9/7  at Virginia Tech 
9/21   at Ohio State
9/28  Western Michigan
10/5  App State*
10/12  at Georgia Southern*
10/17  Georgia State*
11/2  ULM*
11/9  at Southern Miss*
11/16  Coastal Carolina*
11/23  at Old Dominion*
11/30   at James Madison*


8/31  at South Carolina
9/7  East Carolina
9/14  Virginia Tech
9/28  at Bowling Green
10/5  at Coastal Carolina*
10/12  at Georgia State*
10/19  Texas State*
10/24  Georgia Southern*
11/2  at App State*
11/16  James Madison*
11/23  Marshall*
11/30   at Arkansas State*


West Division

Arkansas State
8/31  Central Arkansas
9/7  Tulsa
9/14  at Michigan
9/21  at Iowa State
10/5  South Alabama*
10/12  at Texas State*
10/19  at Southern Miss*
10/26  Troy*
11/9  at Louisiana*
11/16  at Georgia State*
11/23  ULM *
11/30   Old Dominion*


8/31  Grambling
9/7  at Kennesaw State
9/21   Tulane
9/28  at Wake Forest
10/5  at Southern Miss*
10/12  App State*
10/19  at Coastal Carolina*
10/29  at Texas State*
11/9  Arkansas State*
11/16  South Alabama*
11/23  Troy*
11/30   at ULM*


South Alabama
8/31  North Texas
9/7  at Ohio
9/14  Northwestern State
9/19  at App State*
9/28  at LSU
10/5  at Arkansas State*
10/15  Troy*
10/26  ULM*
11/2  Georgia Southern*
11/16  at Louisiana*
11/23  at Southern Miss*
11/29   Texas State*


Southern Miss
8/31  at Kentucky
9/7  Southeastern Louisiana
9/14  South Florida
9/21  at Jacksonville State
10/5  Louisiana*
10/12  at ULM*
10/19  Arkansas State*
10/26  at James Madison*
11/9  Marshall*
11/16  at Texas State*
11/23  South Alabama*
11/30   at Troy*


Texas State
8/31  Lamar
9/7  UTSA
9/14  Arizona State
9/28  at Sam Houston State
10/3  at Troy*
10/12  Arkansas State*
10/19  at Old Dominion*
10/29  Louisiana*
11/9  at ULM*
11/16  Southern Miss*
11/23  Georgia State*
11/29   at South Alabama*


8/31  Nevada
9/7  at Memphis
9/14  at Iowa
9/21  Florida A&M
9/28  ULM*
10/3  Texas State*
10/15  at South Alabama*
10/26  at Arkansas State*
11/2   Coastal Carolina*
11/16  at Georgia Southern*
11/23  at Louisiana*
11/30   Southern Miss*


8/31  Jackson State
9/7  UAB
9/21  at Texas
9/28  at Troy*
10/5  James Madison*
10/12  Southern Miss*
10/26  at South Alabama*
11/2  at Marshall*
11/9  Texas State*
11/16  at Auburn
11/23  at Arkansas State*
11/30   Louisiana*

Weekly Schedule

Saturday, August 31
ETSU at App State
Coastal Carolina at Jacksonville State
Boise State at Georgia Southern
Georgia State at Georgia Tech
James Madison at Charlotte
Stony Brook at Marshall
Old Dominion at South Carolina
Central Arkansas at Arkansas State
Grambling at Louisiana
Jackson State at ULM
North Texas at South Alabama
Southern Miss at Kentucky
Lamar at Texas State
Nevada at Troy

Saturday, Sept. 7
App State at Clemson
William & Mary at Coastal Carolina
Georgia Southern at Nevada
Chattanooga at Georgia State
Gardner-Webb at James Madison
Marshall at Virginia Tech
East Carolina at Old Dominion
Tulsa at Arkansas State
Louisiana at Kennesaw State
South Alabama at Ohio
Southeastern Louisiana at Southern Miss
UTSA at Texas State
Troy at Memphis

Saturday, Sept. 14
App State at East Carolina
Coastal Carolina at Temple
South Carolina State at Georgia Southern
Vanderbilt at Georgia State
Virginia Tech at Old Dominion
Arkansas State at Michigan
Northwestern State at South Alabama
South Florida at Southern Miss
Arizona State at Texas State
Troy at Iowa

Thursday, Sept. 19
South Alabama at App State

Saturday, Sept. 21
Virginia at Coastal Carolina
Georgia Southern at Ole Miss
James Madison at North Carolina
Marshall at Ohio State
Arkansas State at Iowa State
Tulane at Louisiana
ULM at Texas
Southern Miss at Jacksonville State
Florida A&M at Troy

Saturday, Sept. 28 
Liberty at App State
Georgia Southern at Georgia State*
Ball State at James Madison
Western Michigan at Marshall
Old Dominion at Bowling Green
Louisiana at Wake Forest
South Alabama at LSU
Texas State at Sam Houston State
ULM at Troy

Thursday, Oct. 3
Texas State at Troy

Saturday, Oct. 5
Old Dominion at Coastal Carolina*
App State at Marshall*
South Alabama at Arkansas State*
James Madison at ULM*
Louisiana at Southern Miss

Thursday, Oct. 10
Coastal Carolina at James Madison

Saturday, Oct. 12
Marshall at Georgia Southern*
Old Dominion at Georgia State*
App State at Louisiana*
Southern Miss at ULM*
Arkansas State at Texas State

Tuesday, Oct. 15
Troy at South Alabama

Thursday, Oct. 17 
Georgia State at Marshall

Saturday, Oct. 19
Louisiana at Coastal Carolina*
James Madison at Georgia Southern*
Texas State at Old Dominion*
Arkansas State at Southern Miss

Thursday, Oct. 24
Georgia Southern at Old Dominion

Saturday, Oct. 26
Georgia State at App State*
Southern Miss at James Madison*
Troy at Arkansas State*
ULM at South Alabama

Tuesday, Oct. 29
Louisiana at Texas State

Saturday, Nov. 2
Old Dominion at App State*
Georgia State at UConn
ULM at Marshall*
Georgia Southern at South Alabama*
Coastal Carolina at Troy

Thursday, Nov. 7
App State at Coastal Carolina

Saturday, Nov. 9
Georgia State at James Madison*
Arkansas State at Louisiana*
Texas State at ULM*
Marshall at Southern Miss

Saturday, Nov. 16
Troy at Georgia Southern*
Arkansas State at Georgia State*
Coastal Carolina at Marshall*
James Madison at Old Dominion*
South Alabama at Louisiana*
ULM at Auburn
Southern Miss at Texas State

Saturday, Nov. 23
James Madison at App State*
Georgia Southern at Coastal Carolina*
Marshall at Old Dominion*
ULM at Arkansas State*
Troy at Louisiana*
South Alabama at Southern Miss*
Georgia State at Texas State

Friday, Nov. 29
Texas State at South Alabama

Saturday, Nov. 30 
App State at Georgia Southern*
Coastal Carolina at Georgia State*
Marshall at James Madison*
Old Dominion at Arkansas State*
Louisiana at ULM*
Southern Miss at Troy

Saturday, Dec. 7
Hercules Tires Sun Belt Football Championship Game

About the Sun Belt Conference

The Sun Belt Conference is made up of 14 members: App State, Arkansas State, Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Georgia State, James Madison, Louisiana, ULM, Marshall, Old Dominion, South Alabama, Southern Miss, Texas State and Troy.

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