Morgan State to host five, face Rutgers

(STATS) - Morgan State will play five home games and make a trip to Big Ten member Rutgers as part of an 11-game 2017 schedule that was announced Tuesday.

Last year, the Bears finished 3-8 overall and 3-5 in the MEAC under interim coach Fred Farrier. He was promoted to full-time head coach after the season.

Morgan State will open the season at Towson (Sept. 2) before hosting Albany (Sept. 9) at Hughes Stadium in a first-ever matchup. The Bears will wrap up non-conference play at Rutgers (Sept. 16).

Within the MEAC, Morgan State will host North Carolina A&T (Sept. 23), Savannah State (Oct. 14), Florida A&M (Oct. 28) and Norfolk State (Nov. 18). The Bears' road conference games are against South Carolina State (Oct. 7), Howard (Oct. 21), Bethune-Cookman (Nov. 4) and Delaware State (Nov. 11).

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2017 Morgan State Schedule

Sept. 2, at Towson

Sept. 9, Albany

Sept. 16, at Rutgers

Sept. 23, North Carolina A&T*

Oct. 7, at South Carolina State*

Oct. 14, Savannah State*

Oct. 21, at Howard*

Oct. 28, Florida A&M*

Nov. 4, at Bethune-Cookman*

Nov. 11, at Delaware State*

Nov. 18, Norfolk State*

* - MEAC game

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