ASU announces 2010 football schedule

MONTGOMERY, Ala. – Six home games and nine Southwestern Athletic Conference games highlight the 2010 edition of the Alabama State University football schedule.

The Hornets open the season on Sept. 4 against SWAC rival Mississippi Valley State at Cramton Bowl. ASU continues its season-opening home stand Sept. 11 versus Arkansas-Pine Bluff before closing the month with a pair of road contests at Prairie View A&M (Sept. 18) and Alcorn State (Sept. 25).

The month of October brings Bama State home to start with an Oct. 2 tilt against Texas Southern. ASU visits Grambling State on Oct. 9 before earning the first of its two bye weeks of the season. Following the open date, Alabama State hosts Savannah State on Oct. 23, for the first of just two non-conference games on the schedule.

ASU concludes the month Oct. 30 versus rival Alabama A&M in the 69th annual Magic City Classic at Legion Field in Birmingham.

Bama State closes the season playing two of its final three games at home beginning Nov. 6 against Jackson State. The Hornets then travel to Baton Rouge, La., for a game at Southern (Nov. 13) before battling archrival Tuskegee in the 87th annual Turkey Day Classic on Nov. 25.

The SWAC Football Championship game is slated for Dec. 11 at Legion Field.