Grambling, LA (SportsNetwork.com) - Grambling State will kick off its 2015 schedule with a first-ever matchup at the University of California and play four times at home during an 11-game schedule.

Last year, the Tigers improved by six wins to finish 7-5 in coach Broderick Fobbs' first season leading his alma mater.

The Tigers will open the 2015 season at Cal on Sept. 5 and play their home opener a week later on Sept. 12 against Bethune-Cookman.

Grambling also will play at Eddie Robinson Stadium against Southwestern Athletic Conference opponents Alabama A&M (Oct. 10), Mississippi Valley State (Oct. 24) and Texas Southern (Nov. 7).

As part of their nine-game SWAC schedule, the Tigers will visit Alabama State (Sept. 19), Jackson State (Oct. 3), defending champion Alcorn State (Oct. 17) and Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Nov. 14) as well as face Prairie View A&M (Sept. 25) at the State Fair Classic in Dallas and Southern (Nov. 28) at the Bayou Classic in New Orleans.

2015 Grambling State Football Schedule

Sept. 5, at California

Sept. 12, Bethune-Cookman

Sept. 19, at Alabama State*

Sept. 26, at Prairie View A&M* (Cotton Bowl, Dallas)

Oct. 3, at Jackson State*

Oct. 10, Alabama A&M*

Oct. 17, at Alcorn State*

Oct. 24, Mississippi Valley State*

Nov. 7, Texas Southern*

Nov. 14, at Arkansas-Pine Bluff*

Nov. 28, Southern* (at Mercedes Benz Superdome, New Orleans)

* - SWAC game