USF football, in conjunction with the American Athletic Conference, officially released its 2018 schedule on Tuesday. Times of games TBD.
As you can see, the Bulls will open the season on Saturday, September 1 at home versus Elon before welcoming Georgia Tech to Raymond James Stadium a week later on September 8.
After traveling to Soldier Field in Chicago to take on Illinois on September 15, they return home to open conference play against ECU on September 22.
After an open date, Charlie Strong and company will kick off the month of October with back-to-back road games at UMass on Oct. 6 and and Tulsa on Friday, Oct. 12.
The Green and Gold will then return home for homecoming on October 20 to take on
Big East rejects east division foe UConn.
USF will then turnaround to face probably its biggest road test of the season on October 27 when it travels to Houston. Hopefully something ridiculous like, I don’t know, giving up 4TH AND 24 doesn’t happen this time around.
The Bulls return home for the Salute to Service game on November 3 and then the schedule gets tricky.
They will have back-to-back road games at Cincinnati on November 10 and Temple on November 17 before finally capping the regular season on Black Friday, November 23 at home versus C. in a game that Nate indicated will most likely be nationally televised again.
Then of course should USF win the division, the AAC Championship game will take place on Saturday, December 1 at noon at the site of the higher ranked team.
So there’s your 2018 football schedule. Only two weekday games total, one of them being the War on I-4 on Black Friday.
The first half the season sets up nicely but the second half may be tricky, especially going on the road to what should be improving Cincy and Temple teams in mid-November right before C.
More importantly, YOU HAVE SIX AND A HALF MONTHS FROM NOW UNTIL THE START OF THE SEASON. YOUR EXCUSES ARE INVALID WITH THIS MUCH TIME. PLAN ACCORDINGLY.