MURFREESBORO, N.C. – The 2018 Chowan University Football season is right around the corner and head coach Tim Place released the 2018 slate on Thursday.
Coming off a 4-6 season and 4-3 record in CIAA play, the Hawks will kick off the season against Division I opponents Campbell and Davidson on August 30 and September 8 respectively on the road. Chowan and Campbell will meet for the third time with the Fighting Camels taking both previous meetings.
CU will travel to Davidson, another member of the Pioneer Football League. The Wildcats went 2-9 last season picking up wins against DIII opponents Brevard and Guilford.
Then, Chowan travels to Raleigh, N.C. to face Shaw for the first time since 2013 for a CIAA cross-divisional contest. The Hawks and Bears have split the series, 3-3, with CU taking the last three meetings in close contests.
Chowan will host McKendree University in their home opener on September 22 with kick-off at 1pm before hosting Fayetteville State (9/29), Bowie State (10/6) and Virginia Union (10/13). The Broncos of Fayetteville State snuck out of Murfreesboro last season with a win, 24-21, and played in the CIAA Championship game as the Southern Division champions.
The Hawks will face NCAA DII Regionals participant Bowie State prior to welcoming Virginia Union for homecoming. Kick-off for those contests are at 6pm and 1pm respectively.
On October 20, the Hawks will travel to Elizabeth City State for a rivalry contest against the Vikings. Chowan picked up the win last season, 28-18, on homecoming weekend.
The final road contest of the season will feature defending CIAA Northern Division champion and DII Regionals participant, Virginia State, in Petersburg, Va. on October 27. Chowan came up just short last season falling 26-23 at home.
CU will host Lincoln (Pa.) on November 3 at 1pm for the annual Hall of Fame Game. The Hawks handed the Lions a 73-30 defeat in the finale.
2018 Chowan University Football Schedule
|August 30, 2018||at Campbell||Buies Creek, N.C.||TBA|
|September 8, 2018||at Davidson||Davidson, N.C.||7pm|
|September 15, 2018||at Shaw *||Raleigh, N.C.||TBA|
|September 22, 2018||McKendree||Garrison Stadium||1pm|
|September 29, 2018||Fayetteville State *||Garrison Stadium||6pm|
|October 6, 2018||Bowie State *||Garrison Stadium||6pm|
|October 13, 2018||Virginia Union *#||Garrison Stadium||1pm|
|October 20, 2018||at Elizabeth City *||Elizabeth City, N.C.||TBA|
|October 27, 2018||at Virginia State *||Petersburg, Va.||TBA|
|November 3, 2018||Lincoln (Pa.) *$||Garrison Stadium||1pm|