BALTIMORE, Md. – Morgan State University has announced its 2013 football schedule. The Bears, who are coming off a 3-8 season, will play four home contests in 2013 and a total of 12 games. All dates are subject to change and kick times will be announced at a later date.
The Bears will open the 2013 season on August 31 at Michie Stadium in West Point (N.Y.) against the Army Black Knights. The game will mark the first of a four-game road swing that includes trips to Robert Morris (Sept. 7), Liberty (Sept. 14) and Western Kentucky (Sept. 21).
The Bears will open Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference action on Sept. 28 with Norfolk State making their way to Hughes Stadium. The Spartans lead the all-time series with Morgan State, 15-10, and have won the last six meetings against the Bears.
Morgan State will host Florida A&M for Homecoming on Oct. 5. The Rattlers dropped the Bears 31-17 in their last matchup in 2010. The Rattlers hold a commanding 18-4 advantage in the all-time series.
The Bears will enjoy an open week before returning to MEAC action with a pair of road tests.
Morgan State will travel to North Carolina Central on Oct. 19. The following week, the Bears will descend upon the nation's capital for a Beltway showdown with Howard, during the Bison's Homecoming celebration.
The Hampton Pirates will come to Baltimore on Nov. 2 for the second consecutive season. Last year, the Pirates handed Morgan State a 27-17 season finale loss at Hughes Stadium. The Bears lead the series 36-24-2.
The final two games of the regular season will be on the road. The Bears will face South Carolina State on Nov. 16 at Bulldog Stadium.
The regular season finale will pit the Bears against the Delaware State on Nov. 23 at Hornets Stadium. Morgan State lost a close game (28-23) against Delaware State in last year's ESPNU televised meeting in Baltimore. Morgan State leads the all-time series 31-24.