DSU announces 2017 football schedule

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CLEVELAND — Delta State University will play six home football games at Parker Field-McCool Stadium in 2017, including the season opener on Saturday, Sept. 2 at 6 p.m. versus Lone Star Conference rival Tarleton State.

The schedule was announced Tuesday. Delta State will face three non-conference opponents in 2017, including TSU and Chowan University at home while playing North Greenville University on the road.

For a second-straight year, the University of West Georgia will serve as the Gulf South Conference opener on Saturday, Sept. 16. This year’s matchup will have the added benefit of being DSU’s annual “Pig Pickin’ Classic” contest. Kickoff is set for 6 p.m.

The Statesmen will play at Mississippi College on Sept. 30.

Homecoming is set for weekend of Nov. 10-11, as the Statesmen host Florida Tech on Saturday, Nov. 11 at 4 p.m.

The complete schedule:

Sept. 1, Tarleton State, home; Sept. 9, Chowan University, home, Sept. 16, West Georgia, home; Sept. 23, at Shorter U; Sept. 30, at Mississippi College, Oct. 7, West Alabama, home; Oct. 14: at West Florida; Oct. 21, Valdosta State, home; Oct. 28, at North Alabama; Nov. 4, at North Greenville U.; Nov. 11, Florida Tech, home.