|2018 South Carolina State Bulldogs football|
|Conference||Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference|
|Record||5–6 (4–3 MEAC)|
|Offensive coordinator||Daniel Lewis (2nd season)|
|Home stadium||Oliver C. Dawson Stadium|
|2018 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference football standings|
|No. 12 North Carolina A&T $||6||–||1||9||–||2|
|South Carolina State||4||–||3||5||–||6|
|North Carolina Central||3||–||4||5||–||6|
Rankings from STATS Poll
The 2018 South Carolina State Bulldogs football team represented South Carolina State University in the 2018 NCAA Division I FCS football season. They were led by 17th-year head coach Oliver Pough and played their home games at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium. They were a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC). They finished the season 5–6, 4–3 in MEAC play to finish in a tie for fourth place.
The Bulldogs finished the 2017 season 3–7, 2–6 in MEAC play to finish in a three-way tie for eighth place.
In a vote of the MEAC head coaches and sports information directors, the Bulldogs were picked to finish in seventh place.
|1||North Carolina A&T|
|3||North Carolina Central|
|7||South Carolina State|
The Tigers had four players selected to the preseason all-MEAC teams.
Damu Ford – LB
Kendrick Gathers – DB
Alex Brown – DB
Clifford Benjamin, Jr. – P
|September 1||6:00 p.m.||at Georgia Southern*||ESPN+||L 6–37||15,260|
|September 8||6:00 p.m.||at No. 19 (FBS) UCF*||ESPN3||L 0–38||43,269|
|September 22||6:00 p.m.||Norfolk State*||ESPN3||L 7–17||7,820|
|September 27||7:00 p.m.||at No. 12 North Carolina A&T||ESPNU||L 16–31||11,530|
|October 6||1:00 p.m.||at Morgan State||ESPN3||W 21–18||8,103|
|October 13||2:00 p.m.||Bethune–Cookman||L 26–28||12,213|
|October 20||1:30 p.m.||Delaware State||W 30–19||14,477|
|October 27||1:00 p.m.||at Howard||W 27–21||7,501|
|November 10||4:00 p.m.||at Florida A&M*||W 44–21||12,608|
|November 17||1:30 p.m.||Savannah State||W 21–17||7,365|
|November 24[a]||12:30 p.m.||North Carolina Central||L 17–21||3,996|
Despite also being members of the MEAC, games against Florida A&M and Norfolk State will be considered non-conference games and will not have an effect on the MEAC standings.
See also: 2018 UCF Knights football team
|No. 12 Aggies||3||7||7||14||31|
See also: 2018 Morgan State Bears football team
See also: 2018 Howard Bison football team
See also: 2018 Florida A&M Rattlers football team
See also: 2018 Savannah State Tigers football team