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SAVANNAH, Ga. — Savannah State football has announced the 2022 campaign ahead of the program’s 120th year of competition.

This year’s schedule, the first for new head coach Aaron Kelton, features four away games and five home games — with one home game being played in Macon, Georgia. Season tickets for the 2022 season will go on sale in early June.

Savannah State was scheduled to open the season on Sept. 3, but the opponent pulled out of the game. The date remains open with the possibility of a game to be announced at a later date.

“The unexpected cancellation of the opening game delayed our schedule release,” Director of Athletics Opio Mashariki said. “We were hoping to fill this open date prior to releasing the schedule. At this point we want our fans, student-athletes, and alumni to be able to make plans for the current schedule as we work diligently to find a game for Sept. 3.”

The Tigers are currently scheduled to open the season on Sept. 10 in Jacksonville, Florida against Edward Waters in a Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) East Division battle.

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Savannah State travels to Columbia, S.C. on Sept. 17 for another SIAC East Division game against Benedict College. On Sept. 24, the Tigers face Morehouse College in Atlanta.

On Oct. 1, Savannah State will host its first home game of the season against Kentucky State. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.

The next week, Oct. 8, the Tigers will host Virginia University of Lynchburg in the season’s only nonconference game for Homecoming. Kickoff is set for 3 p.m.
Savannah State heads back to Atlanta for an Oct. 15 SIAC game against Clark Atlanta before three home games to end the season.

The Tigers host Albany State on Oct. 22 in Theodore A. Wright Stadium in a SIAC showdown. On Oct. 29, Savannah State will play Fort Valley State at the Macon Central City HBCU Football Classic in Macon, Georgia as the home team.

The regular season concludes on Nov. 5 at Theodore A. Wright Stadium against SIAC West Division opponent Lane College.

Savannah State enters its third year of competition in the SIAC — not including the 2020 season which was canceled due to the pandemic.

The Tigers have been extremely successful following their return to the conference. They’ve compiled 10-1 SIAC record and a 15-5 overall mark through the 2019 and 2021 seasons.

2022 Savannah State Football Schedule

Date Time At Opponent
September 3, 2022 (Saturday) TBA Home TBA
September 10, 2022 (Saturday) 6 p.m. Away Edward Waters (Fla.)
September 17, 2022 (Saturday) 6 p.m. Away Benedict College
September 24, 2022 (Saturday) 2 p.m. Away Morehouse College
October 1, 2022 (Saturday) 6 p.m. Home Kentucky State University
October 8, 2022 (Saturday) 3 p.m. Home Virginia University of Lynchburg
October 15, 2022 (Saturday) TBA Away Clark Atlanta University
October 22, 2022 (Saturday) 5 p.m. Home Albany State University
October 29, 2022 (Saturday) TBA Neutral Fort Valley State University
November 5, 2022 (Saturday) 5 p.m. Home Lane College

Courtesy: SSU Athletics


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