The Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) Monday announced its weeknight television schedule for the 2017 football season. This year’s ledger features a pair of Thursday night games and one Friday night contest live on ESPNU.
The defending MEAC Champion North Carolina Central University Eagles will host the first Thursday night contest of the season as they’ll welcome South Carolina State University to Durham, N.C. on Sept. 21. The contest marks the conference opener for both teams and its first matchup on the gridiron since 2014.
Florida A&M returns to the Thursday night lineup for the first time since 2015 as they’ll host North Carolina Central in Tallahassee, Fla. on Sept. 28. Last season’s fourth quarter rally by NCCU marked the first time in series history that NCCU has won consecutive contests against the Rattlers.
MEAC football will be featured under the Friday night lights for the first time since 2015 as Morgan State heads to Orangeburg, S.C. to square off against the South Carolina State Bulldogs on Friday, Oct. 6. Both teams last met in 2014 with Morgan State claiming a 24-21 win during the final minute in Baltimore. Morgan State will make its first appearance in Orangeburg and Oliver C. Dawson Stadium since 2013.
The entire 2017 MEAC Football TV schedule will be announced at a later date.
|2017 MEAC ESPNU Weeknight Football Schedule|
|Thursday, Sept. 21||South Carolina State at North Carolina Central||7:30 p.m.|
|Thursday, Sept. 28||North Carolina Central at Florida A&M||7:30 p.m.|
|Friday, Oct. 6||Morgan State at South Carolina State||7:30 p.m.|
I pray to Sweet Baby Jesus that FAMU beats NCCU on September 28. Assuming the Eagles are good, a win on ESPNU would do wonders for the Rattlers.