Norfolk State announces 2019 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Norfolk State Spartans have announced their 2019 football schedule, and it includes games at Old Dominion and Coastal Carolina.

Norfolk State will open the 2019 season at their crosstown rival, the Old Dominion Monarchs, on Saturday, Aug. 31. In their most recent matchup back in 2015, ODU defeated Norfolk State 24-10 to take a 3-0 lead in the series.

NSU welcomes the Virginia State Trojans to William “Dick” Price Stadium in Norfolk, Virginia, for their home-opener on Sept. 7. Virginia State competes in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association in Division II.

The Spartans then play back-to-back road games, first at the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers on Sept. 14, followed by the Montana State Bobcats on Sept. 21.

Norfolk State returns home to host consecutive Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) contests against the Florida A&M Rattlers on Sept. 28 and the North Carolina A&T Aggies on Oct. 5.

The Spartans head out for two more games on the road, starting with a contest in Washington, D.C. against the Howard Bison on Oct. 12. NSU then plays at the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats on Oct. 19 before their only off week of the season on Oct. 26.

On Nov. 2, Norfolk State hosts the Morgan State Bears for their annual Homecoming contest. The Spartans then head out for two more road games, at the North Carolina Central Eagles on Nov. 9 and at the Delaware State Hornets on Nov. 16.

Norfolk State closes out the 2019 regular-season at home for Senior Day against the South Carolina State Bulldogs.

The champion of the MEAC will play the champion of the Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) in the 2019 Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia.

Norfolk State Football Schedule