RALEIGH, N.C. — Saint Augustine’s University released its football schedule for the 2017 season on Wednesday.
Five home games highlight the Falcons’ schedule including contests against CIAA champion Winston-Salem State University and CIAA runner-up Bowie State University. In addition to facing last year’s top CIAA teams, the Falcons will host Johnson C. Smith University for Homecoming on Oct. 28. All home games start at the George Williams Athletic Complex at 1 p.m.
Their five-game road slate includes a matchup against archrival Shaw University on Nov. 4. Both teams square off in the second annual Raleigh Classic.
The Falcons open the season against Catawba College on Aug. 31 in their first Thursday game in the modern era. They hit the road again Sept. 9 against perennial power Carson-Newman University before hosting Bowie State in their home opener Sept. 16.
After making the trek to Lincoln (Pa.) University on Sept. 23, the Falcons will host three consecutive home games starting with Virginia Union University on Sept. 30. Southern Division competition begins Oct. 7 against Livingstone College followed by Winston-Salem State University on Oct. 14.
Two of their last three games are away from campus. The Falcons visit Fayetteville State University on Oct. 21 and Shaw in the final regular-season contest. Sandwiched between both games is the Homecoming contest versus Johnson C. Smith University.
|Aug. 31||at Catawba||Salisbury, NC||7 p.m.|
|Sept. 9||at Carson-Newman||Jefferson City, TN||1 p.m.|
|SEPT. 16||BOWIE STATE||RALEIGH, N.C.||1 P.M.|
|Sept. 23||at Lincoln (Pa)*||Lincoln University, PA||5 p.m.|
|SEPT. 30||VIRGINIA UNION*||RALEIGH, N.C.||1 P.M.|
|OCT. 7||LIVINGSTONE*||RALEIGH, N.C.||1 P.M.|
|OCT. 14||WINSTON-SALEM STATE*||RALEIGH, N.C.||1 P.M.|
|Oct. 21||at Fayetteville State *||Fayetteville, NC||2 p.m.|
|OCT. 28||JOHNSON C. SMITH*#||RALEIGH, N.C.||1 P.M.|
|Nov. 4||at Shaw*||Durham, NC||12 p.m.|
|Nov. 11||CIAA Championship||TBA||TBA|
# — Homecoming