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Alcorn State releases 2015 football schedule

LORMAN ( – The Alcorn State athletics department announced the 2015 Braves football schedule today.

Fourth-year head coach, Jay Hopson and the 2014 SWAC and Black College National Champion Braves have a tough road ahead of them as they look to defend their title in 2015. The schedule consists of two non-conference opponents and as always a competitive nine-game SWAC schedule.

An early non-conference challenge kicks off the 2015 season as the Braves travel to Atlanta, Ga. on September 3rd for a Thursday night matchup against the 2014 Orange Bowl Champions, Georgia Tech, at Bobby Dodd Stadium.

After a nine-day rest period, the Braves hit the road once again on Sept. 12th to face their first SWAC Eastern Division opponent of the season, Alabama State.

Back-to-back home games wrap up the month of September with Mississippi Valley State coming to town on September. 19th followed by the Braves final non-conference game of the season against Concordia College (Selma) on Sept. 26th.

The Braves have only three games in October beginning with a trip to Arkansas-Pine Bluff on Oct. 3rd. After an open date on Oct. 10th, Grambling State makes their way to Spinks-Casem Stadium on October 17th. October ends on Halloween Night with a rematch of the 2014 SWAC Championship game in Baton Rouge, La. as the Braves take on Southern University.

November will be full of excitement with Prairie View A&M coming to “Reservation” on Nov. 7th. On November 14th, the Braves travel to Houston to face Texas Southern before returning to Lorman, Miss. for their home finale against Alabama A&M on November 21st.

The 2015 regular season ends versus heated rival Jackson State on Nov. 28th at Veterans Memorial Stadium in Jackson, Miss.

Coach Hopson had this to say about the 2015 schedule; “We are very excited about the schedule for the upcoming season, especially with the opportunity to open up against a very good Georgia Tech team from the ACC,” said Hopson. “We encourage our alumni and fans to come out and support us this season as we look to defend our SWAC title.

Season ticket packages will be finalized within the next few weeks. For more information about ticket prices, call the ASU ticket office at 601.877.6822.

2015 Alcorn State Football Schedule

September 3rd: at Georgia Tech

September 12th: at Alabama State

September 19th: vs. Mississippi Valley State

September 26th: vs. Concordia College (Selma)

October 3rd: at UAPB

October 10th: BYE WEEK

October 17th: vs. Grambling

October 24th: BYE WEEK

October 31st: at Southern

November 7th: vs. Prairie View A&M

November 14th: at Texas Southern

November 21st: vs. Alabama A&M (Senior Day)

November 28th: at Jackson State

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