BALTMORE, Md. – Morgan State’s 2016 football schedule has been announced and it features five home games in Hughes Stadium, including meetings with non-conference opponent Holy Cross and Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) co-champion Bethune-Cookman.
Coming off a 4-6 season (4-4 MEAC) in 2015, Morgan State will open their 2016 campaign at home against Patriot League member Holy Cross on Sept. 3. It will be the second meeting between the teams and their first-ever meeting at Hughes Stadium.
MSU first goes on the road for a Sept. 10 matchup at FBS foe Marshall. It will mark the Bears’ first meeting with the Thundering Herd.
Following a bye, MSU returns home for a pair of home contests starting Sept. 24 with its conference opener against Beltway rival Howard, followed by an Oct. 1 meeting versus Delaware State. [easyazon_infoblock align=”right” cart=”y” identifier=”B0106MVHDU” locale=”US” tag=”hbcusports-20″]
The Bears next have a 2-game road trip, first at Savannah State on Oct. 8 and then at Hampton for the Pirates’ Homecoming on Oct. 8.
MSU will host North Carolina Central on Oct. 22 followed by a road trip to the Tidewater area to square-off with Norfolk State on Oct. 29.
The Bears will host Bethune-Cookman on Nov. 5. The Wildcats will enter the season as winners of four-straight MEAC titles.
Morgan State concludes its 2016 regular season by travelling to Tallahassee for a Nov. 12 matchup with Florida A&M, followed by a season finale Nov 19 at Army.
Game times and television plans for MSU’s 2016 games will be announced at a later date.
The 2016 Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl will be played in December at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.
The Bears open the 2016 campaign under interim head coach Fred Farrier, set to enter his first year at the helm, and his third year at Morgan State.
“I think this will be an exciting schedule for our football team, our fans, and our alumni,” said Farrier.
“I’m looking forward to my first year as [interim] head coach,” Farrier added. “Hopefully our fans will come out support the Bears at home and on the road as we prepare for the upcoming 2016 season.”
Spring practice will begin March 29 and will conclude with the annual spring game at Hughes Stadium on Saturday, April 30.
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2016 Morgan State Football Schedule
|9/10/16||Marshall University||Huntington, WV|
|10/1/16||Delaware State University|
|10/8/16||Savannah State University||Savannah, GA|
|10/15/16||Hampton University||Hampton, VA|
|10/22/16||North Carolina Central University|
|10/29/16||Norfolk State University||Norfolk, VA|
|11/12/16||Florida A&M University||Tallahassee, FL|
|11/19/16||Army||West Point, N.Y.|
Courtesy: Morgan State Athletics