Itta Bena, MS (Sports Network) - Mississippi Valley State football will kick off its 11-game 2013 schedule against Florida A&M in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge and play six home games, the Southwestern Athletic Conference university announced Wednesday.
The Delta Devils will appear in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge, to be held Sept. 1 at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, for the first time.
MVSU's home games at Rice-Totten Stadium will be against Division II Delta State (Sept. 7) as well as SWAC opponents Southern (Sept. 21), Jackson State (Oct. 12), Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Oct. 26, Homecoming), Texas Southern (Nov. 9) and Alabama State (Nov. 16).
The Delta Devils hope to build off a 5-6 record last year.
2013 Mississippi Valley State Football Schedule
All Times ET
Sept. 1, at Florida A&M (Orlando, Fla.), 5 p.m.
Sept. 7, Delta State, 3 p.m.
Sept. 14, at Alcorn State*, 3 p.m.
Sept. 21, Southern*, TBA
Oct. 5, at Alabama A&M*, 3 p.m.
Oct. 12, Jackson State*, TBA
Oct. 19, at Prairie View A&M*, TBA
Oct. 26, Arkansas-Pine Bluff* (Homecoming), TBA
Nov. 2, at Grambling State*, 3 p.m.
Nov. 9, Texas Southern*, 2 p.m.
Nov. 16, Alabama State*, 2 p.m.
* - SWAC game