Alabama State Hornets announce 2023 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Alabama State Hornets have announced their 2023 football schedule, which features six home games and 11 contests overall.

Alabama State opens their 2023 schedule on Saturday, Sept. 2 at home at ASU Stadium in Montgomery, Ala., against fellow Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) member Southern. However, the matchup will be a non-conference contest and the game will not count in the conference standings.

The following week on Sept. 9, Alabama State hosts Miles College in a non-conference matchup, which was previously unannounced. ASU’s third and final non-conference opponent is Tuskegee in the Turkey Day Classic on Nov. 23, which is the regular-season finale.

Alabama State opens SWAC play on Sept. 23 on the road at Florida A&M. Other road conference foes include Jackson State on Oct. 14, Mississippi Valley State on Nov. 11, and Prairie View A&M on Nov. 18.

SWAC opponents scheduled to visit ASU Stadium in 2023 include Alcorn State on Sept. 30 and Bethune-Cookman on Oct. 7. The Hornets will also play neutral-site contests against Alabama A&M on Oct. 28 (in Birmingham, Ala.) and Grambling State on Nov. 4 (in Mobile, Ala.).

Below is Alabama State’s complete schedule for the 2023 season, plus a link to their schedule page which will be updated with kickoff times and TV as they are announced:

2023 Alabama State Football Schedule

  • 09/02 – Southern
  • 09/09 – Miles College
  • 09/16 – OFF
  • 09/23 – at Florida A&M*
  • 09/30 – Alcorn State*
  • 10/07 – Bethune-Cookman*
  • 10/14 – at Jackson State*
  • 10/21 – OFF
  • 10/28 – Alabama A&M* (in Birmingham)
  • 11/04 – Grambling* (in Mobile)
  • 11/11 – at Mississippi Valley State*
  • 11/18 – at Prairie View A&M*
  • 11/23 – Tuskegee

* SWAC contest.

Alabama State finished the 2022 season 6-5 overall and 4-4 in SWAC action. It was the first season under head coach Eddie Robinson, Jr., who played and lettered at ASU from 1988 through 1991.