SAVANNAH, Ga.- Savannah State University Athletics has released its 2017 football schedule.
The Tigers schedule features 11 games; one Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponent and four games at Theodore A. Wright Stadium.
In addition to their eight Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) matchups, SSU will have non-conference contests with Appalachian State, University of Montana and Charleston Southern University.
The Tigers will have a bye on September 2 and then play back-to-back road games at FBS foe Appalachian State (Sept. 9) and Montana (Sept. 16).
It will be the first ever game between SSU and Montana, who is a member of the Big Sky Conference.
The home opener and first conference game will come against Florida A&M University (Sept. 23) followed by a road contest at Bethune-Cookman University (Sept. 30).
SSU returns home to face Hampton University for their annual "Homecoming" celebration on Oct. 7.
The Tigers embark on a three-game road swing at Morgan State University (Oct. 14), Charleston Southern (Oct. 21) and Norfolk State University (Oct. 28) before returning home to face Delaware State University (Nov. 4).
Savannah State travels to North Carolina A&T University (Nov. 11) in their final road game of the season and will close out the regular season by hosting South Carolina State University (Nov. 18).
The Tigers defeated Bethune-Cookman, Norfolk State and Howard University during the 2016 season.
SSU welcomes Charleston Southern back on the schedule. The teams have not met since the 2009 season.
The Florida A&M game starts at 6 p.m., the Hampton game kickoffs at 2 p.m., while the Delaware State and South Carolina State games begin at 5 p.m. and 1 p.m. respectively.
2017 Savannah State Football Schedule
|SEP 9||TBA||Appalachian State||Boone, NC||Kidd Brewer Stadium|
|SEP 16||TBA||University of Montana||Missoula, MT||Washington-Grizzly Stadium|
|SEP 23||6 P.M.||FLORIDA A&M||Savannah, GA.||Theodore Wright Stadium||"Parents Weekend/Greek Night|
|SEP 30||TBA||Bethune-Cookman||Daytona Beach, FL||Municipal Stadium|
|OCT 7||2 P.M.||HAMPTON||Savannah, GA.||Theodore Wright Stadium||"Homecoming"|
|OCT 14||TBA||Morgan State||Baltimore, MD||HUGHES STADIUM|
|OCT 21||TBA||Charleston Southern||Charleston, SC||BUCCANEER FIELD|
|OCT 28||2 P.M.||Norfolk State||Norfolk, VA||WILLIAM 'DICK' PRICE STADIUM|
|NOV 4||5 P.M.||DELAWARE STATE||Savannah, GA.||Theodore Wright Stadium|
|NOV 11||TBA||N.C. A&T||Greensboro, NC||AGGIE STADIUM|
|NOV 18||1 P.M.||S.C. STATE||Savannah, GA.||Theodore Wright Stadium||"SENIOR DAY|