Home games against Shaw University, Fayetteville State University and Carson-Newman University and road games against North Carolina A&T University, North Carolina Central University and Winston-Salem State University highlight the Saint Augustine's University football schedule, which was released Thursday, April 7, 2016.
The Falcons will host four home games at the Athletic Complex including Oct. 22 against Fayetteville State on Homecoming Day and Nov. 5 against crosstown rival Shaw on Senior Day. The Falcons defeated Shaw 31-24 in Durham, N.C., last season.
The home opener is Sept. 10 against national power Carson-Newman University, which is making its first trip to the George Williams Athletic Complex. The Falcons begin the CIAA season at home against Lincoln (Pa.) on Sept. 24.
The Falcons play six away games including two against former CIAA and current Division I Football Championship Subdivision opponents. The Falcons visit North Carolina A&T in the season opener Sept. 3 and head to North Carolina Central Sept. 17. Two Division I teams are on the schedule for the first time ever. Saint Augustine's University and A&T are squaring off for the first time since 1935.
"We have a challenging non-conference schedule which should prepare us for CIAA play," Falcons' Head Coach Tim Chavous said.
The Falcons play four CIAA away games in October including three straight contests. They face Virginia Union Oct. 1, Livingstone Oct. 8 and defending CIAA champion Winston-Salem State Oct. 15. After the Falcons host Fayetteville State, they visit Johnson C. Smith Oct. 29.
The CIAA title game is slated for Nov. 12 in Durham, N.C. The site is Durham County Stadium.
Below is the 2016 football schedule.
Date Opponent Location Time
Sept. 3 at North Carolina A&T Greensboro, NC 6 p.m.
SEPT. 10 CARSON-NEWMAN RALEIGH, NC 1 P.M.
Sept. 17 at North Carolina Central Durham, NC 6 p.m.
SEPT. 24 LINCOLN (PA)* RALEIGH, NC 1 P.M.
Oct. 1 at Virginia Union* Richmond, VA 1 p.m.
Oct. 8 at Livingstone* Salisbury, NC 1 p.m.
Oct. 15 at Winston-Salem State* Winston-Salem, NC 1:30 p.m.
OCT. 22 FAYETTEVILLE STATE *# RALEIGH, NC 1 P.M.
Oct. 29 at Johnson C. Smith* Charlotte, NC 1 p.m.
NOV. 5 SHAW* RALEIGH, NC 1 P.M.
Nov. 12 CIAA Championship Durham, NC TBA