Tarleton releases 2016 football schedule

A fish-eye lens view of Tarleton's Memorial Stadium on game night. || Courtesy KURT MOGONYE/Tarleton



STEPHENVILLE (February 8, 2016) – Tarleton has announced its 2016 football schedule, which is set to begin on September 3 against Division I FCS member McNeese State.

“I don’t ever remember having a schedule as tough as this one,” said head coach Todd Whitten. “The Lone Star Conference is so deep and so talented, we’ve got a big challenge ahead of us to get back in the mix. Then you throw in McNeese State as an opener and I’m not sure how much tougher a schedule can get.”

The Texans will open its 11-game schedule on the road in Lake Charles, Louisiana against the Cowboys. This will be the first-ever meeting between Tarleton and McNeese State. It is the first time since 2011 that Tarleton has had a schedule filled with more than 10 games.


2016 Tarleton Football Schedule:

Sept. 3  @McNeese State, TBD

Sept. 10  Southwest Baptist (Mo.), 7 p.m.

*Sept. 17  Angelo State, 7 p.m.

*Sept. 24  @West Texas A&M, TBD

*Oct. 1  Texas-Permian Basin, 7 p.m.

*Oct. 8  Western New Mexico, 7 p.m.

*Oct. 15  @Eastern New Mexico, TBD

*Oct. 22  Texas A&M-Kingsville, 6 p.m.

*Oct. 29  @Oklahoma Panhandle State, TBD

*Nov. 5  Midwestern State, 7 p.m.

*Nov. 12  @Texas A&M-Commerce, TBD

Tarleton will play home games the following two weeks against Southwest Baptist (MO) on Sept. 10 and Angelo State on Sept. 17, both games at 7 p.m. at Memorial Stadium.  It will be the second-ever match-up with Southwest Baptist and the first since 1983.

The game against Angelo State will be the first of nine Lone Star Conference games for the Texans.

Tarleton’s first LSC road game will be at West Texas A&M on Sept. 24. The Texans will start October with home games against a pair of new LSC members. Oct. 1 will be Family Weekend against University of Texas-Permian Basin at 7 p.m. and Oct. 8 Tarleton will host Western New Mexico on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m.

After a trip to Eastern New Mexico on Oct. 15, Tarleton will return home for its homecoming game against Texas A&M-Kingsville on Oct. 22 at 6 p.m. The Texans will hit the road once again and travel to Oklahoma Panhandle State on Oct. 29. The OPSU Aggies will be a conference foe this season after joining the LSC as an affiliate member for football only.

Tarleton will play its last regular season home game on Nov. 5 for Military Appreciation Day against Midwestern State at 7 p.m. The regular season finale will be on the road at Texas A&M-Commerce on Nov. 12.



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