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Savannah State announces 2015 football schedule

SAVANNAH, GA (WTOC) -

Savannah State University announces a 10-game football slate in 2015 that includes two nonconference opponents and four home games at Theodore A. Wright Stadium.

SSU will open the season on the road against Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponents Colorado State and Akron.

The Colorado State Rams are coached by former University of Georgia offensive coordinator Mike Bobo, while Akron is coached by former Auburn head coach Terry Bowden.

The Rams, who play in the Mountain West Conference (MW), posted a 10-3 record in 2014 and played in the Las Vegas Bowl while Akron went 5-7 while competing in the Mid-American Conference (MAC).

The Tigers will face Colorado State on Sept. 5, and then, following a bye week, will play Akron on Sept. 19.

Savannah State will finish the season with eight Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) contests.

SSU will travel to Bethune-Cookman on Sept. 26, and will play their home opener on Oct. 3 against Florida A&M.

After a trip to Morgan State on Oct. 10, the Tigers will return home to celebrate Homecoming against North Carolina Central on Oct. 17.

Following an open date on Oct. 24, SSU will have back-to-back road games at Howard (Oct. 31) and Norfolk State (Nov. 7).

Savannah State will close out the regular season with home games against Hampton (Nov. 14) and South Carolina State (Nov. 21).

The last time the Tigers played a minimum of 10 games in a single season was in 2009.

Earnest Wilson III will enter his third year as the Tigers' head coach.

SCHEDULE

Sept. 5 at Colorado State University Fort Collins, Colo. TBA

Sept. 12 Open

Sept. 19 at University of Akron Akron, Ohio TBA

Sept. 26 at Bethune-Cookman University# Daytona Beach, Fla. TBA

Oct. 3 FLORIDA A&M UNIVERSITY# Savannah, Ga. TBA

Oct. 10 at Morgan State University# Baltimore, Md. TBA

Oct. 17 NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL# Savannah, Ga. TBA (Homecoming)

Oct. 24 Open

Oct. 31 at Howard University# Washington, D.C. TBA

Nov. 7 at Norfolk State University# Norfolk, Va. TBA

Nov. 14 HAMPTON UNIVERSITY# Savannah, Ga. TBA Theodore Wright Stadium

Nov. 21 SOUTH CAROLINA STATE# Savannah, Ga. TBA Theodore Wright Stadium

Home Games in Bold

# - MEAC Games

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