BALTIMORE, Md. – Morgan State’s 2018 football schedule has been announced and it features five home games in Hughes Stadium, including a home opener matchup against Towson.

Coming off a 1-10 season (1-7 Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference) in 2017, Morgan State will open their 2018 campaign at home against Towson on Sept. 1 in the Battle for Greater Baltimore at Hughes Stadium. It will mark the 24th meeting between the teams and their 10th time facing each other in a season opener since 1979. Last year, Towson outlasted the Bears 10-0 at Unitas Stadium.


MSU’s next three contests will be on the road beginning with an FBS matchup at Akron on Sept. 8. It will mark the third meeting between the teams since 2009, with the Zips posting a 66-6 win at InfoCisison Stadium in 2012. Next, the Bears will face CAA member Albany on Sept. 15 in New York. The Bears will look to avenge last season’s 26-0 home loss in the first-ever meeting between the teams.

The Bears will head south to challenge the reigning MEAC champion Aggies of North Carolina A&T on Sept. 22 in Greensboro, North Carolina. It will mark the Bears first trip to Aggie Stadium since suffering a 45-0 loss to the Aggies in 2014. The Aggies finished the 2017 season ranked No. 7 in the STATS FCS Poll.

Following a bye, the Bears will open MEAC conference play when they host South Carolina State for Homecoming on Oct. 6. The Bulldogs will be making their first trip to Baltimore since falling to the Bears 24-21 during the 2014 MEAC Championship run.

MSU will travel to Savannah State on Oct. 13 for the Tigers’ homecoming festivities, followed by a home matchup to square-off against Beltway rival Howard on Oct. 20.

The Bears travel to Florida A&M on Oct. 27 for their first meeting in Tallahassee since suffering a 22-21 loss in 2016.

The Bears entertain Bethune-Cookman on Nov. 3, followed by a home finale matchup with Delaware State on Nov. 10 for ‘Senior Day’.

MSU concludes its 2018 regular season when Norfolk State hosts the Bears in Dick Price Stadium on Nov. 17. The Bears will attempt to post its first win against the Spartans since 2006 – Norfolk State will enter the contest holding an 11-game winning streak against the Bears.

Game times and television plans for MSU’s 2018 games will be announced at a later date.

All home games will be played at Earl C. Banks Field in Hughes Stadium.

The Bears open the 2018 campaign under Ernest T. Jones, set to enter his first year at the helm as interim head coach, and his third year at Morgan State.

Morgan State opens spring drills on Monday, March 26 and the annual spring game at Hughes Stadium on Saturday, April 28.

2018 MSU FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

 Sept. 1  TOWSON
 Sept. 8  at Akron
 Sept. 15  at Albany
 Sept. 22  at N.C. A&T
 Oct. 6  SOUTH CAROLINA STATE* (HC)
 Oct. 13  at Savannah State*
 Oct. 20  HOWARD*
 Oct. 27  at Florida A&M*
 Nov. 3  BETHUNE-COOKMAN*
 Nov. 10  DELAWARE STATE*
 Nov. 17  at Norfolk State*

* Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference game
Game times to be announced at a later date

Courtesy: MSU Athletics

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