ITTA BENA — One of the most exciting football schedules in recent Mississippi Valley State history is now complete.
This upcoming season, MVSU will play six home games and kick off its 2013 campaign in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney against Florida A&M on Sunday, Sept. 1 in Orlando at the Florida Citrus Bowl. It will mark the third time the teams have met each other with the Rattlers coming away victorious 10-0 in 1987 and 28-13 in 1990.
Afterwards, the Delta Devils will be at home Sept. 7 against Delta State at 2 p.m. The two teams haven’t faced off since 2003 when DSU defeated Valley 45-0.
MVSU will then travel to Alcorn State on Sept. 14 before coming back to Rice-Totten Stadium on Sept. 21 against Southern, who the Delta Devils defeated 6-0 on ESPNU last season. Then on Oct. 5, MVSU will travel to Alabama A&M for a 2 p.m. kickoff before hosting rival Jackson State Oct. 12. A trip to Prairie View A&M will follow on Oct. 19 before celebrating homecoming on Oct. 26 when the Delta Devils host defending SWAC champion Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
The Delta Devils will start November on the road at Grambling State on Nov. 2 before playing their final two games on the season at home against Texas Southern on Nov. 9 and Alabama State on Nov. 16.
MVSU will play six home games, four road contests and the neutral site game against FAMU. The Delta Devils are coming off a 5-6 record, including three straight victories to close out the 2012 season.
Date Opponent Time Site
9/1 Florida A&M 5:00 p.m. (EST) Orlando, Fla.
9/7 Delta State 2:00 p.m. Itta Bena, Miss.
9/14 Alcorn State TBA Lorman, Miss.
9/21 Southern TBA Itta Bena, Miss.
10/5 Alabama A&M 2:00 p.m. Huntsville, Ala.
10/12 Jackson State TBA Itta Bena, Miss.
10/19 Prairie View TBA Prairie View, Texas
10/26 Arkansas-Pine Bluff TBA Itta Bena, Miss. (Homecoming)
11/2 Grambling State TBA Grambling, La.
11/9 Texas Southern 1:00 p.m. Itta Bena, Miss.
11/16 Alabama State 1:00 p.m. Itta Bena, Miss.
Courtesy: MVSU Sports Information
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