Vincent Dancy, MVSU
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ITTA BENA, Miss. – The Mississippi Valley State University football program will look to take the next step towards SWAC Championship contention and its first winning season in 16 years as it revealed its 2022 schedule on Friday morning.

Coach Vincent Dancy and the Delta Devils have adopted the slogan “Battle Tested . . . We Ready” and it will be immediately put to the test as it opens the campaign with a trip to Stephenville, Texas on September 1 for a Thursday night showdown at Tarleton in front of an ESPN+ audience at 6 p.m.

The Green and White will then make the trek to the suburbs of Nashville, Tennessee for a date with the Austin Peay Governors inside Fortera Stadium at 3 p.m. on September 10.

Valley will make its Rice-Totten Stadium debut on September 17 at 6 p.m. when it battles Division II powerhouse and local rival Delta State.

Mississippi Valley State opens up SWAC play the following weekend as it makes the short trek to the Capital City against the defending conference champions of Jackson State on September 24 at 2 p.m.

Also read: Jackson State confirms football team will play in 2022 Southern Heritage Classic

MVSU will conclude its stretch of four road contests in its first five games with a journey to Tallahassee versus FAMU with kickoff set for 4 p.m. CT in Bragg Memorial Stadium.

The Devils will then ramp up for another Magnolia State rival as Alcorn rolls into Itta Bena for a rumble under the Delta lights at 6 p.m.

Alabama State in Montgomery awaits afterwards on October 15 at 2 p.m. as Valley State looks to take its second straight from the Hornets.

The unlucky winner of Mississippi Valley’s 2022 homecoming foe will be the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats on October 22 at 3 p.m.

November 5 brings the Bulldogs of Alabama A&M at 1 p.m. following the team’s Halloween-timed bye week.

The road finale of 2022 takes place in Baton Rouge at Southern University at 6 p.m. on Saturday, November 12.

The regular season and home finale, otherwise known as “Senior Day” pits Mississippi Valley State against the reigning SWAC Western Division Champion Prairie View Panthers at 1 p.m. on November 19.

The 2022 SWAC Football Championship is slated for Saturday, December 3, hosted by the Division winner with the best conference record.

Date At Opponent Location
September 1, 2022 (Thursday) Away Tarleton Stephenville, Texas / Memorial Stadium
September 10, 2022 (Saturday) Away Austin Peay Clarksville, Tennessee / Fortera Stadium
September 17, 2022 (Saturday) Home Delta State Itta Bena, Mississippi / Rice-Totten Stadium
September 24, 2022 (Saturday) Away Jackson State Jackson, Mississippi / Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium
October 1, 2022 (Saturday) Away Florida A&M Tallahassee, Florida / Bragg Memorial Stadium
October 8, 2022 (Saturday) Home Alcorn Itta Bena, Mississippi / Rice-Totten Stadium
October 15, 2022 (Saturday) Away Alabama State Montgomery, Alabama / ASU Stadium
October 22, 2022 (Saturday) Home Bethune-Cookman Itta Bena, Mississippi / Rice-Totten Stadium
November 5, 2022 (Saturday) Home Alabama A&M Itta Bena, Mississippi / Rice-Totten Stadium
November 12, 2022 (Saturday) Away Southern Baton Rouge, Louisiana / A.W. Mumford Stadium
November 19, 2022 (Saturday) Home Prairie View A&M Itta Bena, Mississippi / Rice-Totten Stadium
December 3, 2022 (Saturday) Neutral SWAC TBD

Courtesy: MVSU Athletics


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