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ATLANTA, Ga. – Morehouse College released its 2021 football schedule Thursday, highlighted by one classic game, as well as four home games at B.T. Harvey Stadium.

Under the direction of Rich Freeman, who enters his 14th season as head coach of the Maroon Tigers program this fall, Morehouse kicks off its 2021 football season with consecutive road games against Gulf South Conference foes the University of West Alabama on Sept. 4 in Livingston, Ala. The game will mark the first meeting between the two institutions.

The Maroon Tigers then travel up the road to Carrollton to take on the University of West Georgia on Sept. 11. UWG leads the overall series 2-1, with the teams’ last meeting in 1983, an MHC 13-10 victory.

Morehouse opens up its home slate when the Tigers take on Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) defending champion, Miles College, in a non-conference match-up on Sept. 18. The Maroon Tigers have won six of the last 10 meetings and hold a 26-18 advantage in the overall series.

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The following week MHC travels to Savannah, Ga. to open up SIAC play on Sept. 25, as they take on Savannah State University. SSU won a hard-fought game in 2019, 17-10 in Atlanta.

Morehouse returns to the friendly confines of B.T. Harvey Stadium to take on Edward Waters College on Oct. 3. The Maroon Tigers defeated EWC in 2019, 26-20, and lead the overall series, 8-1.

Morehouse travels west on I-20 to square off against Tuskegee University in the Morehouse-Tuskegee Football Classic in Birmingham, Ala. on Oct. 9 at Legion Field. In there last meeting the Maroon Tigers fell to the Golden Tigers 21-10 in Columbus, Ga.

Following the TU contest, Morehouse returns home for homecoming on Oct. 16, as they welcome Fort Valley State University. In 2019 MHC fell on the road, 37-21. FVSU leads the overall series 34-12.

The next week the Maroon Tigers travel to Columbia, S.C. on Oct. 23 to do battle with Benedict College. MHC leads the overall series over the Tigers 18-9-4.

The following week Morehouse welcomes the defending SIAC eastern division champion Albany State University for Senior Day on Oct. 30. The Golden Rams beat Morehouse 21-15 in their last meeting. ASU leads the overall series 31-8 and have won the last 11 contest.

Morehouse wraps up the regular season on Nov. 6 as they head across the yard to take on AUC rival, Clark Atlanta University. In 2019 the Maroon Tigers beat the Panthers in a thrilling 40-39 win at B. T. Harvey Stadium. MHC comes into the game leading the all-time series 49-48-2.

Date Opponent Location
September 4, 2021 (Saturday) University of West Alabama Livingston, AL
September 11, 2021 (Saturday) University of West Georgia Carrollton, Ga.
September 18, 2021 (Saturday) Miles College Atlanta, GA B.T. Harvey Stadium
September 25, 2021 (Saturday) Savannah State University Savannah, GA
October 2, 2021 (Saturday) Edward Waters (Fla.) Atlanta, GA B.T. Harvey Stadium
October 9, 2021 (Saturday) Tuskegee University Birmingham, AL Legion Field
October 16, 2021 (Saturday) Fort Valley State University Atlanta, GA B.T. Harvey Stadium
October 23, 2021 (Saturday) Benedict College Columbia, SC
October 30, 2021 (Saturday) Albany State University Atlanta, GA B.T. Harvey Stadium
November 6, 2021 (Saturday) Clark Atlanta University Atlanta, GA

Courtesy: Morehouse Athletics


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