Norfolk, VA (Sports Network) - Norfolk State football is hoping a challenge
non-conference schedule will pay off within the Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference
"We certainly have a very demanding schedule in 2014," NSU coach Pete Adrian
said in announcing the 12-game schedule on Wednesday. "I think our non-
conference schedule should be as difficult as anyone in the FCS. But I know our
players are looking forward to the challenges that await us."
The Spartans, who finished 3-9 this past season, will open their 2014 schedule
at Maine on Aug. 30, host Liberty on Sept. 6 and then visit William & Mary on
Sept. 13 and FBS Buffalo on Sept. 20. Their four non-conference opponents went
a combined 33-17 this past season.
NSU will open MEAC play by hosting Morgan State on Sept. 27. Its other
conference home games are against Delaware State (Oct. 11) on Homecoming,
defending champion Bethune-Cookman (Nov. 8) and North Carolina Central (Nov.
The Spartans will visit conference opponents Savannah State (Oct. 4), Hampton
(Oct. 18), Florida A&M (Nov. 1) and South Carolina State (Nov. 22).
2014 Norfolk State Football Schedule
Aug. 30, at Maine
Sept. 6, Liberty, 4 p.m.
Sept. 13, at William & Mary, TBA
Sept. 20, at Buffalo, TBA
Sept. 27, Morgan State*, 4 p.m.
Oct. 4, at Savannah State*, TBA
Oct. 11, Delaware State* (Homecoming), 2 p.m.
Oct. 18, at Hampton*, TBA
Nov. 1, at Florida A&M*, TBA
Nov. 8, Bethune-Cookman*, 2 p.m.
Nov. 15, North Carolina Central*, 2 p.m.
Nov. 22, at South Carolina State*, TBA
* - MEAC game
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