Alabama has announced its 2015 football schedule, which begins with the Cowboys Classic against Wisconsin in Arlington, Texas, on Sept. 5. That will be the start of eight consecutive games before the only bye week.
The Wisconsin game in the home of the Dallas Cowboys will be the fourth consecutive neutral site opening game for Coach Nick Saban’s Crimson Tide. Bama played in the 2012 Cowboys Classic, defeating Michigan – like Wisconsin, a member of the Big Ten.
The other non-conference games are not so appetizing. Gag-a-maggot-rotten, in fact. Middle Tennessee Sept. 12, Louisiana-Monroe Sept. 26, and Charleston Southern in the next-to-last regular season game of the season on Nov. 21.
The 2015 schedule has Bama playing seven home games, one neutral site, and four road games – the four away games all against SEC opponents.
The SEC home opener will give Alabama a chance for revenge as sthe Ole Miss Rebels visit Bryant-Denny Stadium on Sept. 19.
The Crimson Tide travels to Athens on Oct. 3 to face the Bulldogs. Maybe Georgia will order up another blackout. The last time Bama went to Athens, in 2008, that was the Bulldogs’ tactic. Alabama won 41-30 in a game that was not nearly as close as the final score. (Bama – not Georgia, though – has been criticized for its SEC schedule because the Tide has not been playing the Bulldogs.) UA also defeated the Bulldogs in the 2012 SEC Championship Game in Atlanta, 32-28.
Alabama returns home on Oct. 10 to host the Arkansas Razorbacks before traveling to College Station, Texas, Oct. 17, to face the Texas A&M Aggies. Tennessee visits Bryant-Denny Stadium on Oct. 24 before the Tide’s only bye of the season on Saban’s birthday, Oct. 31.
The final month of the regular season gets underway when Alabama hosts LSU on Nov. 7, before visiting to Starkville to play Mississippi State on Nov. 14. Charleston Southern will conclude the Crimson Tide’s 2015 home schedule with a game on Nov. 21. Alabama will finish the season at Auburn on Nov. 28.
The 2015 Alabama Football Schedule:
Sept. 5 Wisconsin at Dallas
Sept. 12 Middle Tennessee
Sept. 19 Ole Miss
Sept. 26 Louisiana-Monroe
Oct. 3 @ Georgia
Oct. 10 Arkansas
Oct. 17 @ Texas A&M
Oct. 24 Tennessee
Oct. 31 Bye
Nov. 7 LSU
Nov. 14 @ Mississippi State
Nov. 21 Charleston Southern
Nov. 28 @ Auburn