JACKSONVILLE, FLORIDA-The Edward Waters College Department of Intercollegiate Athletics has released the 2020 Tiger football schedule.
2020 marks the 70th season of Edward Waters College varsity football and the 20th season since the rebirth of the program in 2001. It also marks a new beginning for the program as the $4 million dollar Community Field and Stadium will be the new on-campus home for EWC football.
The 10-game schedule features six road contests and four games inside the Tigers’ new home digs. As in 2019, the scheduling agreement with the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) will continue and will provide six games against conference competition. The 2020 schedule will also see the renewal of two longtime rivalries against Allen University Florida Memorial University as well as a tilt against Virginia University of Lynchburg.
The 2020 slate will begin on the road in Atlanta on September 5th against the Maroon Tigers of Morehouse College at B. T. Harvey Stadium. September 12 will see Edward Waters travel to Miami Gardens to face the Lions of Florida Memorial for the first time since 1957 as FMU is reviving its football program after a 61-year hiatus. The highly anticipated home opener and first game inside the new Community Field and Stadium is scheduled for September 19th as Edward Waters will host head football coach Greg Ruffin’s alma mater, Lane College. EWC will continue their home stand on September 26th against Central State, and again on October 3rd against the Dragons of Virginia University of Lynchburg.
October continues for the Tigers on October 10th against the Yellow Jackets of Allen University in Columbia, S. C. for another battle between the two African Methodist Episcopal Church affiliated institutions. October 15th will see the Tigers head west to Fairfield, AL for “Ruffin Bowl II” against the two-time defending champions of the SIAC, the Golden Bears of Miles College. EWC’s Coach Ruffin will go up against his second cousin in Miles head coach, Reginald Ruffin. The 2020 home slate will conclude on October 24th with the Purple & Orange celebrating Homecoming 2020 and Senior Day against the Thorobreds of Kentucky State University.
Edward Waters will conclude the 2020 season with back-to-back road games starting on October 31st in Tuskegee, AL against the Golden Tigers of Tuskegee University, and the season finale on November 7th against another longtime foe, the Tigers of Savannah State University in Savannah, GA.
2020 Edward Waters Football Schedule
|Sept. 12||@Florida Memorial||1:00pm|
|Sept. 26||Central State||2:00pm|
|Oct. 24||Kentucky State (Homecoming)||3:00pm|
|Nov. 7||@Savannah State||TBD|