ITTA BENA, Mississippi – The Mississippi Valley State Department of Athletics announces its 2011 football schedule. The 2011 slate of contests includes facing non-conference institution South Alabama along with the other nine members of the Southwestern Athletic Conference.
The season opener for the Delta Devils will be on September 3 when MVSU hosts the Hornets of Alabama State. After on open week, MVSU will take on in-state rival Alcorn State (Sept. 17) followed by 2009 conference champion Prairie View A&M (Sept. 24).
The month of October will see MVSU host Southern (Oct. 1), travel to Alabama A&M (Oct. 8), host Jackson State (Oct. 15), travel to Grambling State (Oct. 22) and host 2010 SWAC champion Texas Southern (Oct. 29). The game against the TSU Tigers will be the highlight of Homecoming 2011.
The month of November will see MVSU travel to Mobile, Alabama to face the Jaguars of South Alabama on a Thursday night contest on November 3. The game will be the first time the Jaguars will take on a member of the SWAC in football. The regular season concludes as the Delta Devils host conference rival Arkansas-Pine Bluff on November 12.
MVSU 2011 Foootball Schedule
3 Alabama State Itta Bena, Miss. Rice-Totten Stadium 5p
17 @ Alcorn State Alcorn State, Miss. Jack Spinks Stadium TBA
24 @ Prairie View A&M Prairie View, Texas Blackshear Stadium TBA
1 Southern Itta Bena, Miss. Rice-Totten Stadium 2p
8 @ Alabama A&M Huntsville, Ala. Louis Crews Stadium 1p
15 Jackson State Itta Bena, Miss. Rice-Totten Stadium 2p
22 @ Grambling State Grambling, La. Robinson Stadium 2p
29 Texas Southern (Homecoming 2011) Itta Bena, Miss. Rice-Totten Stadium 2p
3 (Thu.) @ South Alabama Mobile, Ala. Ladd-Peebles Stadium TBA
12 Arkansas-Pine Bluff Itta Bena, Miss. Rice-Totten Stadium 1p
10 SWAC Football Championship 2011 Birmingham, Ala. Legion Field 1p