This upcoming season, MVSU will play six home games and kick off its 2013 campaign in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge Presented by Disney against Florida A&M on Sunday, Sept. 1 in Orlando at the Florida Citrus Bowl. It will mark the third time the teams have met each other with the Rattlers coming away victorious 10-0 in 1987 and 28-13 in 1990.
Afterwards, the Delta Devils will be at home Sept. 7 against Delta State at 2 p.m. The two teams haven’t faced off since 2003 when DSU defeated Valley 45-0.
MVSU will then travel to Alcorn State on Sept. 14 before coming back to Rice-Totten Stadium on Sept. 21 against Southern, who the Delta Devils defeated 6-0 on ESPNU last season. Then on Oct. 5, MVSU will travel to Alabama A&M for a 2 p.m. kickoff before hosting rival Jackson State Oct. 12. A trip to Prairie View A&M will follow on Oct. 19 before celebrating homecoming on Oct. 26 when the Delta Devils host defending SWAC champion Arkansas-Pine Bluff.
The Delta Devils will start November on the road at Grambling State on Nov. 2 before playing their final two games on the season at home against Texas Southern on Nov. 9 and Alabama State on Nov. 16.
MVSU will play six home games, four road contests and the neutral site game against FAMU. The Delta Devils are coming off a 5-6 record, including three straight victories to close out the 2012 season.
Date Opponent Time Site
9/1 Florida A&M 5:00 p.m. (EST) Orlando, Fla.
9/7 Delta State 2:00 p.m. Itta Bena, Miss.
9/14 Alcorn State TBA Lorman, Miss.
9/21 Southern TBA Itta Bena, Miss.
10/5 Alabama A&M 2:00 p.m. Huntsville, Ala.
10/12 Jackson State TBA Itta Bena, Miss.
10/19 Prairie View TBA Prairie View, Texas
10/26 Arkansas-Pine Bluff TBA Itta Bena, Miss. (Homecoming)
11/2 Grambling State TBA Grambling, La.
11/9 Texas Southern 1:00 p.m. Itta Bena, Miss.
11/16 Alabama State 1:00 p.m. Itta Bena, Miss.
Courtesy: MVSU Sports Information