SAVANNAH, Ga.- The Savannah State University football program announced its 2016 schedule.
The 10-game slate will pit the Tigers against two Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) programs and has four home games, which will be played at Theodore A. Wright Stadium.
The Tigers open the season on the road against FBS foes Georgia Southern and Southern Mississippi. SSU play, GSU on Sept. 3 and Southern Miss. on Sept. 10.
GSU played in the GoDaddy Bowl in 2015 while USM played in the Zaxby’s Heart of Dallas Bowl. [easyazon_infoblock align=”right” cart=”y” identifier=”B008R9QBDG” locale=”US” tag=”hbcusports-20″]
Following a bye week on Sept. 17, Savannah State will begin Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference play with a home contest against Bethune-Cookman, on Sept. 24 at 7 p.m.
The Tigers play at Florida A&M on Oct. 1 at 6 p.m., but return home to face Morgan State on Oct. 8 at 7 p.m.
Savannah State returns to the road on Oct. 15 to play North Carolina Central at 2 p.m. followed by a bye week on Oct. 22.
SSU will have a two-game home stand on Oct. 29 and Nov. 5.
The Orange and Blue Nation will celebrate Homecoming on Oct. 29 against Howard at 2 p.m. followed by a home game against Norfolk State on Nov. 5 at 1 p.m.
The Tigers will close out the season with road games at Hampton (Nov. 12) at 1 p.m. and South Carolina State (Nov. 19) at 1:30 p.m.
SSU’s four home games will have themes.
The Bethune-Cookman game will be Greek Night/Parents Weekend; the Morgan State game will be The Pink Game/Military Day; the Howard game will be Homecoming; and the Norfolk State game will be Community/High School Band Day.
|9/3/16||Georgia Southern University||Statesboro, GA||TBA|
|9/10/16||University of Southern Mississippi||Hattiesburg, MS||TBA|
|9/24/16||Bethune-Cookman University||Savannah, Ga. – Theodore A. Wright Stadium||7 p.m.|
|10/1/16||Florida A&M University||Tallahassee, FL||6 p.m.|
|10/8/16||Morgan State University||Savannah, Ga. – Theodore A. Wright Stadium||7 p.m.|
|10/15/16||North Carolina Central University||Durham, NC||2 p.m.|
|10/29/16||Howard University||Savannah, Ga. – Theodore A. Wright Stadium||2 p.m.|
|11/5/16||Norfolk State University||Savannah, Ga. – Theodore A. Wright Stadium||1 p.m.|
|11/12/16||Hampton University||Hampton, VA||1 p.m.|
|11/19/16||South Carolina State University||Orangeburg, SC||1:30 p.m.|
Courtesy: Savannah State Athletics