TROY, AL (WSFA) - We are far from the 2020 college football season, but it’s never too early to start getting hyped up. If you’re a fan of the Troy Trojans, then their 2020 non-conference schedule is something to definitely get hyped up about.
The Trojans will take on big-name programs in North Carolina State and Tennessee among Arkansas Pine-Bluff and UMass. Tennessee was a late addition, but wrapped up the Trojans’ non-conference schedule.
When the season comes, the Trojans will be entering year two under current head coach Chip Lindsey. In year two under previous head coach Neal Brown, the Trojans gave the eventual 2017 College Football Playoff National Champion Clemson Tigers a run for their money on the road, nearly defeating them before succumbing by a final score of 30-24.
It wouldn’t be long before the Trojans would become kingslayers, taking down a nationally ranked LSU team in the fall of 2017 and Nebraska in the fall of 2018, both on the road.
Troy certainly owes both Tennessee and NC State. The Trojans were defeated easily by the Wolfpack 49-21 Sept. 5, 2015. In 2012 on the road at Neyland Stadium, the Trojans took a 48-41 lead late into the fourth quarter before Tennessee scored 14 points in 89 seconds to avoid being upset by the Trojans, pulling out a 55-48 win.
The Trojans will open their 2020 season with three consecutive non-conference games, and will wrap up their non-conference schedule on the road against Tennessee in Nov. 21, 2020. The dates of their 2020 non-conference schedule is listed:
- Sept. 5, 2020 vs. Arkansas Pine-Bluff
- Sept. 12, 2020 at UMass
- Sept. 19, 2020 vs. NC State
- Nov. 21, 2020 at Tennessee
This upcoming fall, the Trojans have non-conference dates set up with Campbell (Aug. 31), Southern Miss (Sept. 14), at Akron (Sept. 21), and at Missouri (Oct. 5). The season opens at home against Campbell at 5 p.m.