(STATS) - The Citadel will conclude its 2018 regular season with a first-ever meeting against Alabama.

The Citadel announced Tuesday that its 2015 co-Southern Conference champion Bulldogs will visit Bryant-Denny Stadium on Nov. 17, 2018. Alabama was the 2015 FBS national champion.

"This is a fantastic opportunity for our program," The Citadel first-year coach Brent Thompson said Tuesday. "These games are important for many reasons, and they allow us to provide our cadet-athletes with once-in-a-lifetime experiences. I'm excited that our team will have the experience of playing in front of more than 100,000 fans against one of the premier teams in college football."

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Last season, The Citadel posted a 23-22 win at South Carolina - its fourth victory over an SEC opponent since Division I split in 1978. The Bulldogs are 11-75-4 all-time against current members of the SEC.