NASHVILLE --- Tennessee State announces its 2018 football schedule, which features four home games and a trip to crosstown, Southeastern Conference (SEC) opponent, Vanderbilt.
The Tigers open the home slate by hosting Bethune-Cookman in the John Merritt Classic on Sept. 1. TSU will hit the road for the next six contests, including their annual meeting with Jackson State at the Southern Heritage Classic on Sept. 8 in Memphis, Tenn.
The remainder of the home line-up consists of a trio of Ohio Valley Conference matchups. Tennessee Tech visits Nashville on Oct. 20 for Homecoming 2018, while Jacksonville State and UT Martin make visits to close out the Tigers regular season on Nov. 10 and Nov. 17, respectively.
TSU will begin the road portion of the schedule at Hampton on Sept. 15, a week before the start of OVC play. The Tigers open conference play at Eastern Illinois on Sept.22. The Big Blue will step out of conference play on Sept. 29 with its second game with Vanderbilt in three years. It also marks the third consecutive year with a contest against a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponent.
The Tigers close out the road trip with stops at Austin Peay and Murray State. The final OVC road contest will take place on Nov. 3 at Southeast Missouri.
Dates are subject to change and times will be announced at a later date.
|Sept. 1||Bethune-Cookman||John Merritt Classic|
|Sept. 8||Jackson State||Southern Heritage Classic|
|Sept. 15||at Hampton|
|Sept. 22||at Eastern Illinois|
|Sept. 29||at Vanderbilt|
|Oct. 6||at Austin Peay|
|Oct. 13||at Murray State|
|Oct. 20||Tennessee Tech||Homecoming|
|Nov. 3||at Southeast Missouri|
|Nov. 10||Jacksonville State|
|Nov. 17||UT Martin|