LORMAN, Miss. – Featuring six home contests and a new seven-game SWAC schedule, the Alcorn State University football program released its 2017 slate on Sunday.
“Having six home games is big for us and I’m all for that,” said Alcorn head coach Fred McNair. “Anytime you’re at home it excites you. I love having all the fans come out and support Alcorn.” [easyazon_infoblock align=”right” cart=”y” identifier=”B011DS9XFA” locale=”US” tag=”hbcusports-20″]
The Braves will kick-off the campaign on Saturday, Sept. 2 when they host Miles College. They will also play a non-conference home contest against McNeese State on Sept. 16.
Non-conference road affairs include a trip to Miami, Florida to face Florida International University on Sept. 9, and a trip to Houston to play Texas Southern on Sept. 30. The game against TXSO will not count toward either team’s SWAC record.
Alcorn’s first conference game is Sept. 23 when it hosts Southern for the second year in a row. The Braves will also take on Prairie View A&M, Alabama A&M and Mississippi Valley State at Jack Spinks-Marino Casem Stadium.
SWAC road games include at Alabama State, Grambling State and Jackson State.
In 2017, Alcorn will bring back eight starters on offense and seven on defense. The Braves will return all of their quarterbacks and running backs, and five of their top six wide receivers. Defensively, they bring back three of their four starting defensive linemen and four of their five defensive backs.
Alcorn announced its 2017 spring game will be held on April 22.
2017 Alcorn Football Schedule
|2-Sep||Miles College||Lorman, Miss.||6 p.m.|
|9-Sep||at FIU||Miami, Fla.||TBA|
|16-Sep||McNeese State||Lorman, Miss.||6 p.m.|
|23-Sep||Southern University*||Lorman, Miss.||6 p.m.|
|30-Sep||at Texas Southern||Houston, Texas||TBA|
|7-Oct||at Alabama State*||Montgomery, Ala.||TBA|
|14-Oct||Prairie View A&M*||Lorman, Miss.||2 p.m.|
|21-Oct||at Grambling State*||Grambling, La.||TBA|
|4-Nov||Alabama A&M*||Lorman, Miss.||2 p.m.|
|11-Nov||Mississippi Valley State*||Lorman, Miss.||2 p.m.|
|18-Nov||Jackson State*||Jackson, Miss.||TBA|
Courtesy: Alcorn State Athletics