Savannah State Releases 2014 Football Schedule



Savannah State Releases 2014 Football Schedule


SAVANNAH, Ga.- Savannah State University director of athletics Sterling Steward, Jr. and head football coach Earnest Wilson III have announced the Tigers 2014 football schedule. Highlighting the 12-game slate are three games against FBS opponents and five home games.


SSU will play eight Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference games in addition to games against teams from Conference USA, The Sun Belt, Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference and one Independent.


The Tigers will kick-off the season against a pair of Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams. SSU will travel to Conference USA member Middle Tennessee State University on August 30 and Sun Belt Conference newcomer Georgia Southern University on September 6. SSU has not played Middle Tennessee State since 1983.


The home opener will be Sept. 13 against Fort Valley State.


After an open date on Sept. 20, Savannah State will open conference play on the road against Delaware State University.


Norfolk State University will visit the Tigers on October 4 for SSU's 2014 Homecoming. That contest will be followed by a road game at Florida A&M University (Oct. 11). The Tigers will host Bethune-Cookman University (Oct. 18) followed by road games at North Carolina Central University (Oct. 25) and South Carolina State University (November 1).


SSU will play the next two games at home, hosting Howard (Nov. 8) and North Carolina A&T State University (Nov. 15).


Savannah State will close out the season at Brigham Young on Nov. 21. It will be the first ever meeting between the schools.


Two of the Tigers opponents played in bowl games this past season. MTSU played in the Armed Forces Bowl, and BYU participated in the Fight Hunger Bowl.


Game times will be announced at a later date.






DATE                       OPPONENT                                                           LOCATION                                             TIME


Aug. 30                  at Middle Tennessee State University              Murfreesboro, Tenn.                          TBA

                                                                                                                Johnny “Red” Floyd Stadium


Sept. 6                    at Georgia Southern University                        Statesboro, Ga.                                     TBA

                                                                                                                Paulson Stadium


Sept. 13                 FORT VALLEY STATE UNIVERSITY     Savannah, Ga.                                       TBA

                                Orange Out”                                                       Theodore Wright Stadium


Sept. 20                 Open


Sept. 27                 at Delaware State University#                           Dover, Del.                                            TBA

                                                                                                                Alumni Stadium


Oct. 4                     NORFOLK STATE UNIVERSITY#         Savannah, Ga.                                       TBA

                                “Homecoming”                                                     Theodore Wright Stadium


Oct. 11                   at Florida A&M University#                                Tallahassee, Fla.                    TBA

                                                                                                                Bragg Memorial Stadium


Oct. 18                   BETHUNE-COOKMAN UNIVERSITY#                Savannah, Ga.                                       TBA

“Think Pink & Open House”                               Theodore Wright Stadium


Oct. 25                   at North Carolina Central University#              Durham, N.C.                                         TBA

                                                                                                                O'Kelly-Riddick Stadium


Nov. 1                     at South Carolina State University#                  Orangeburg, S.C.                  TBA

                                                                                                                Oliver C. Dawson Stadium


Nov. 8                    HOWARD UNIVERSITY#                     Savannah, Ga.                                       TBA

                                “High School Band Day & Armed      Theodore Wright Stadium

                                Forces Night”


Nov. 15                  NORTH CAROLINA A&T#                    Savannah, Ga.                                       TBA

                                “Future Stars of Tomorrow                               Theodore Wright Stadium

                                & Community Day”


Nov. 22                  at Brigham Young University                              Provo, Utah                                           TBA

                                                                                                                Lavell Edwards Stadium


Home Games in Bold         

# – MEAC Conference Games           

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