RELEASE FROM SAVANNAH STATE UNIVERSITY:
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.
2014 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
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
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
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
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
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