TSU Finalizes 2011 Football Schedule
Monday, February 21, 2011
Tigers to Play at Air Force


The Tennessee State University Tigers have finalized their 2011 Football schedule with the addition of an FBS opponent, the Air Force Academy, on Saturday September 24, 2011.  The Air Force Academy is a member of the Mountain West Conference and finished the 2010 season with a record of 9-4 overall and capped their season as winners of the Independence Bowl with a 14-7 victory over Georgia Tech.

The 2011 Tigers will play an eleven-game schedule with four home contests. TSU’s season opens on September 3rd when they host Southern University in the John Merritt Classic. The following week (9/10) TSU will play in Memphis, Tennessee at the Southern Heritage Classic against rival Jackson State University. The remaining dates in September will see the Tigers on the road at Murray State (9/17) and the Air Force Academy (9/24).

The October portion of the schedule sees the Tigers travel to rival Austin Peay State (10/1) then at home against Southeast Missouri State (10/08). TSU plays two more road games at Tennessee Tech (10/15) and Eastern Kentucky (10/22) before an open date on October 29th.

TSU opens November on the road at Eastern Illinois (11/5) before closing out the season with home contests against Tennessee-Martin (11/12) for Homecoming and Jacksonville State (11/19) for Senior Day.

The game at Air Force will mark the first FBS opponent for the Tigers since 2006 when they lost 38-9 to Vanderbilt in Nashville. Prior to the Vanderbilt game TSU had not played an FBS (I-A) opponent since 1984 when they beat Louisville 24-15. The Tigers are 2-1 against FBS opponents since 1981. The game and date will replace the Atlanta Football Classic against rival Florida A&M.



Date             Opponent                  Site               Time

Sep 3         Southern                  Nashville, TN            6:00p
                  John Merritt Classic

Sep 10      Jackson State             Memphis, TN        6:00p
                 Southern Heritage Classic

Sep 17      Murray State *            Murray, KY           6:00p

Sep 24      Air Force             Colorado Springs, CO      TBA

Oct 1        Austin Peay State*       Clarksville, TN      6:00p

Oct 8         SE Missouri State*       Nashville, TN         6:00p

Oct 15       Tennessee Tech *       Cookeville, TN      1:30p

Oct  22      Eastern Kentucky *      Richmond, KY      2:00p

Oct 29       O P E N
Nov 5       Eastern Illinois *           Charleston, Il      1:30p

Nov 12      Tennessee Martin *      Nashville, TN      5:30p

Nov 19      Jacksonville State *      Nashville, TN      6:00p
            Senior Day

 * = Ohio Valley Conference Game

Home games in Bold
– Times listed are Central - Times and Dates Subject to Change