who said you couldn't play 12 games without an open week?
NORMAL – The Alabama A&M Bulldogs has released their proposed 2013 football schedule.
Head coach Anthony Jones 12th season will include non-conference contests versus Tuskegee University, South Carolina State and Georgia Tech University.
Bulldog fans will have the opportunity to see the 103rd edition of football on “The Hill” five times in Louis Crews stadium.
The Maroon & White football teams’ game with Georgia Tech will be the second year in a row against a Bowl Championship Subdivision opponent.
Future BCS opponents will include the University of Alabama at Birmingham in 2014 and the University of Cincinnati in 2015.
"The opportunity to compete against top competition, BCS schools, not only provides more exposure to Alabama A&M University, the football program, and Alabama A&M Athletics, but it’s vital to our growth as a Division I athletics program,” Director of Athletics Bryan Hicks mentioned.
A&M will travel to Grambling, LA on Aug. 31st for their earliest meeting with the Tigers. They will return home on September 7th for their first home game of 2013 welcoming in-state rival Tuskegee University.
Two straight trips on the road will see AAMU in Orangeburg, South Carolina on Sept. 14th and Prairie View, Texas on Sept. 21st. They then return home for two dates on Sept. 28th versus Texas Southern then Homecoming versus Mississippi Valley on Oct. 5th.
The state of Louisiana awaits one more visit from the Bulldogs as they travel to Baton Rouge, LA on Oct. 12th.
The 72nd annual Magic City Classic falls on Oct. 26th then A&M will venture to the reservation on Nov. 2nd for a date with Alcorn State. The final two home games will be played on Nov. 9th vs. Jackson State and Nov. 16th versus the 2012 SWAC football champions Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
The final game of the regular season will see the Bulldogs in Atlanta, Georgia for another historic meeting this time versus the Yellow Jackets of Georgia Tech on Nov. 23rd.
“As always we feel it is a tough schedule as our three non-conference games include opponents who have competed for championship,” said coach Jones. “A schedule like this will give our student-athletes a chance to compete against the best competition in the country.”
2013 Football Schedule
August 31st - AWAY vs. Grambling University
September 7th - HOME vs. Tuskegee
September 14th- AWAY vs. South Carolina State University
September 21st - AWAY vs. Prairie View A&M University
September 28th - HOME vs. Texas Southern University
October 5th - HOME vs. Mississippi Valley State University
October 12th - AWAY vs. Southern University
October 19th - OPEN
October 26th - AWAY vs. Alabama State University (MCC)
November 2nd- AWAY vs. Alcorn State University
November 9th - HOME vs. Jackson State University
November 16th - HOME vs. University of Arkansas Pine Bluff
November 23rd - Away vs. Georgia Tech
December 7th - SWAC CHAMPIONSHIP GAME