NASHVILLE, Tenn. – On Wednesday, Tennessee State University announced its full schedule for the 2014 football season. The slate includes six home games, five away and one neutral-site contest.
On Aug. 30, Big Blue will square off against Edward Waters in the John Merritt Classic. Waters is an independent NAIA school from Jacksonville, Fla. The Tigers were 1-9 last year including a 63-12 loss at Alcorn State.
TSU will hit the road for non-conference action against Alabama State on Sept. 6. Tennessee State is 10-1 all-time against the Hornets, but the two teams haven’t met since 2000.
After the 25th annual Southern Heritage Classic versus Jackson State, the Tigers will host their first September home game in Hale Stadium in 15 years when they host Tennessee Tech on Sept. 20.
TSU returns to LP Field on Sept. 27 for the earliest homecoming game since at least 1953 as Big Blue looks to improve to 4-0 against Florida A&M in the Rod Reed era.
The Tigers’ first OVC road contest is Oct. 4 at SEMO and then the squad will play back-to-back games in “The Hole”- one against Jacksonville State (Oct. 11) and the other versus UT Martin (Oct. 18).
Big Blue will then get a chance for revenge when they travel to the team that ended its season last year, Eastern Illinois, before hosting Eastern Kentucky at LP Field for Senior Day on Nov. 1.
After a trip to Austin Peay on the following Saturday and a bye on Nov. 15, TSU will wrap up the regular season at Murray State on Nov. 22.
The entire 2014 football schedule can be seen, here.