Hampton, Delaware State to meet in Nation's Football Classic

(STATS) - Hampton will face Delaware State in the AT&T Nation's Football Classic at Washington's RFK Stadium as part of an 11-game schedule this year.

The matchup will be played Friday night, Sept. 8.

Hampton, which will celebrate its 150th anniversary as a university, will host five opponents - Livingstone (Sept. 16) and Monmouth (Sept. 23) in non-conference matchups, and Florida A&M (Oct. 21, Homecoming), 2016 MEAC champ North Carolina Central (Nov. 4) and rival Howard (Nov. 18) in conference matchups.

The Pirates' road schedule includes a season-opening trip to Ohio University on Sept. 2.

Last year, the Pirates went 5-6 overall, including 5-3 in the MEAC, in coach Connell Maynor's third season. They will return six starters on each side of the ball this season.

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2017 Hampton Schedule

Sept. 2, at Ohio

Sept. 8, Delaware State* (at Washington, D.C.)

Sept. 16, Livingstone

Sept. 23, Monmouth

Oct. 7, at Savannah State*

Oct. 14, at Norfolk State*

Oct. 21, Florida A&M* (Homecoming)

Oct. 28, at Bethune-Cookman*

Nov. 4, North Carolina Central*

Nov. 11, at South Carolina State*

Nov. 18, Howard*

* - MEAC game

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