Howard Unveils 2014 Football Schedule
WASHINGTON, D.C. -- Howard University announces its 2014 football schedule. The Bison, who are coming off a 6-6 season, open the campaign in a non-conference game at the University of Akron on August 28. They will follow with another non-conference game at Rutgers on September 6.
"We will find out early about who we are when we face two tough opponents in Akron and Rutgers," said Howard head coach Gary Harrell. "Our goal is to play a 12, one-game season, win the MEAC and compete in the playoffs. Our September and October schedule will tell us a lot about who we are."
Following the game at Rutgers, Howard will take on Morehouse in the AT&T Nation's Football Classic at RFK Stadium on September 13. The Bison will then take on Morgan State on September 20 and will play their first home game on September 27 when they host North Carolina A&T.
Howard will then travel to Durham, NC to play North Carolina Central on October 4, followed by another road game in Daytona Beach, FL against defending MEAC champion Bethune Cookman on October 11.
Then comes homecoming against the Rattlers of Florida A&M on October 18.
Following the bye week, the Bison will host Delaware State on November 1, followed by road games at Savannah State on November 8 and at first time non-conference opponent Central Connecticut State on November 15. Howard will close out the regular season against the Pirates of Hampton University on November 22. That will be Senior Day.
"I am very excited about our home schedule," said Harrell. "We have North Carolina A&T, FAMU for homecoming, an always tough Delaware State and finally Hampton in the Battle of the Real HU to close out the season."