Alabama football schedules The Citadel for 2018

The SEC’s non-conference schedule often gets knocked for being loaded with its fair share of cupcakes, and an announcement from the Alabama football program on Tuesday will do nothing to help that.

The Citadel proudly announced a trip to Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa for a Nov. 18, 2018 meeting between the two programs.

It will be the first time Alabama and The Citadel have clashed on the gridiron.

“This is a fantastic opportunity for our program,” head coach Brent Thompson said in a statement. “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.”

The Citadel is 11-75-4 all-time against current members of the SEC.

There is some slight hope, however, if you enjoy statistics. Since 1978, FCS programs hold seven victories over SEC programs. The Citadel is responsible for four of those wins.

So could Alabama be shocked in 2018? We wouldn’t count on it.

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