LORMAN, Miss. – Alcorn State released its football schedule on Wednesday, which is headlined by the MEAC/SWAC Challenge against North Carolina Central along with home dates versus Northwestern State, Grambling, and Prairie View.
Coach McNair’s squad will open the campaign during “Week 0” in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge against North Carolina Central as part of a nationally televised ESPN broadcast on August 28 inside Center Parc Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.
Following a week one bye Alcorn has its home opener where it will battle the Northwestern State Demons for the first time in 38 years on September 11.
September 18 will see the Braves battle FBS member South Alabama in the brand new Hancock Whitney Stadium in Mobile.
The Braves will begin their quest for a SWAC Western Division title on September 25 when they travel to Pine Bluff to square off against the Golden Lions of UAPB.
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Another bye week will prepare the Braves for a grueling stretch of seven straight games leading up to the conference championship game, starting with a home tussle against Grambling on October 9.
October 16 will see the Braves make the trek to Itta Bena, Mississippi against intra-state opponent Mississippi Valley State.
Week eight will have Alcorn head to the Lone Star State for a showdown with Texas Southern on October 23.
The day before Halloween (October 30) should be a treat for HBCU fans everywhere as Alcorn heads to Baton Rouge for a rematch of the 2018 and 2019 SWAC Championship Games against Southern.
On November 6, the Braves will make their first trip to the Sunshine State since 2017 when they face SWAC newcomer Bethune-Cookman in Daytona Beach, Florida.
Senior Night will be November 13 opposite the Prairie View A&M Panthers.
The Purple and Gold will conclude the regular season on November 20 at JSU inside Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium.
Kickoff times are all undetermined at this time.
2021 Alcorn State Fall Football Schedule
|August 28, 2021 (Saturday)||North Carolina Central||Atlanta, Ga. Center Parc Stadium|
|September 11, 2021 (Saturday)||Northwestern State||Lorman, Miss. Spinks-Casem Stadium|
|September 18, 2021 (Saturday)||South Alabama||Mobile, Ala. Hancock Whitney Stadium|
|September 25, 2021 (Saturday)||Arkansas-Pine Bluff||Pine Bluff, Ark. Simmons Bank Stadium|
|October 9, 2021 (Saturday)||Grambling State||Lorman, Miss. Spinks-Casem Stadium|
|October 16, 2021 (Saturday)||Mississippi Valley State||Itta Bena, Miss. Rice-Totten Stadium|
|October 23, 2021 (Saturday)||Texas Southern||Houston, Texas BBVA Stadium|
|October 30, 2021 (Saturday)||Southern||Baton Rouge, La. A.W. Mumford Stadium|
|November 6, 2021 (Saturday)||Bethune-Cookman||Daytona Beach, Fla. Daytona Stadium|
|November 13, 2021 (Saturday)||Prairie View A&M||Lorman, Miss. Spinks-Casem Stadium|
|November 20, 2021 (Saturday)||Jackson State||Jackson, Miss. Mississippi Veterans Memorial Stadium|
Courtesy: Alcorn State Athletics