September 16 at Montana
This is the first meeting between the schools. The Grizzlies were 6-5 last year and missed the playoffs for only the third time in the past 24 years. Montana was picked to finish sixth of 13 teams in the Big Sky this year. David Reese (6-7, 298) returns to anchor the offensive line.
September 23 Florida A&M
The Rattlers slipped past SSU 19-14 last year and finished the year with a 4-7 record. FAMU leads the series 8-1 with the Tigers lone win coming in 2015. Senior wide receiver Brandon Norwood will lead the offense.
September 30 at Bethune- Cookman
SSU defeated the Wildcats 16-10 in overtime a year ago. It was the Tigers first win in the series, that dates back to 1925, since 1992. B-CU leads the overall series 38-9-2. Bethune was a disappointing 4-6 last season under Jesup native Terry Sims. Larry Brihm is back at quarterback for the Wildcats.