ATLANTA, Ga. – The Morehouse College athletics department has released its 2020 football schedule, highlighted by three classics, as well as three home games at B.T. Harvey Stadium.
Under the direction of Rich Freeman, who enters his 14th season as head coach of the Maroon Tigers program this fall, Morehouse kicks off their 2020 season at B.T. Harvey Stadium against the Tigers of Edward Waters College on Sept. 5. The Maroon Tigers defeated EWC last season, 26-20, and lead the overall series, 8-1.
After it's season opener against Edward Waters, the Maroon Tigers head up the road to Carrollton to take on The University of West Georgia on Sept. 12. UWG leads the overall series 2-1, with the teams last meeting in 1983, a MHC 13-10 victory.
Morehouse remains on the road as they travel to Mobile, Ala. for the Gulf Coast Challenge and take on Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) defending champion, Miles College, in a non-conference match-up on Sept. 19. The Maroon Tigers have won six of the last 10 meetings and hold a 26-18 advantage in the overall series.
MHC travels to Indianapolis, Ind. to open up SIAC play on Sept. 26, as they take on Savannah State University in the Circle City Classic. SSU won a hard fought game last season 17-10 in Atlanta.
The following week Morehouse travels to Frankfort, Ky. to meet Kentucky State on Oct. 3. Last season the Maroon Tigers beat the Thorobreds, 33-24, in Atlanta. MHC holds a 16-12 edge in the overall series and have won nine of the last 10 meetings, including five in a row.
Morehouse travels west on I-20 to square off against Tuskegee University in the Morehouse-Tuskegee Classic in Birmingham, Ala. on Oct. 10 at Legion Field. Last season the Maroon Tigers fell to the Golden Tigers 21-10 in Columbus.
Following the TU contest, Morehouse returns home for homecoming on Oct. 17, as they welcome Fort Valley State University. Last season MHC fell on the road, 37-21. FVSU leads the overall series 34-12.
The next week the Maroon Tigers travel to Columbia, S.C. on Oct. 24 to do battle with Benedict College. MHC leads the overall series over the Tigers 18-9-4.
The following week Morehouse welcomes the defending SIAC eastern division champion Albany State University for Senior Day on Oct. 31. The Golden Rams beat Morehouse 21-15 last season. ASU leads the overall series 31-8 and have won the last 11 contest.
Morehouse wraps up the regular season on Nov. 7 as they head across the yard to take on AUC rival, Clark Atlanta University. Last season the Maroon Tigers beat the Panthers in a thrilling 40-39 win at B. T. Harvey Stadium. MHC comes into the game leading the all-time series 49-48-2.
All dates are subject to change. Kick off times and season ticket packages will be announced at a later date.
Morehouse College 2020 Football Schedule
|Sept 5||Edward Waters||Atlanta, GA|
|Sept 12||West Georgia||Carrollton, GA|
|Sept 19||Miles||Mobile, AL||Gulf Coast Challenge|
|Sept 26||Savannah State||Indianapolis, IN||Circle City Classic|
|Oct 3||Kentucky State||Frankfort, KY|
|Oct 10||Tuskegee||Birmingham, AL||Morehouse-Tuakegee Classic|
|Oct 17||Fort Valley State||Atlanta, GA||Homecoming|
|Oct 24||Benedict||Columbia, SC|
|Oct 31||Albany State||Atlana, GA||Senior Day|
|Nov 7||Clark Atlanta||Atlanta, GA|