(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.
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