Alabama State will take on a new opponent in the Turkey Day Classic and play at home six times as part of a 12-game 2013 schedule.

Tuskegee opted not to play in the annual Thanksgiving Day matchup, and Alabama State found a replacement in Stillman for the Nov. 28 game.

The Hornets' other home games at ASU Stadium will be against Jacksonville State (Aug. 31), Grambling State (Sept. 21), Alcorn State (Sept. 28), Prairie View A&M (Oct. 12) and Southern (Nov. 9).

The 72nd Magic City Classic, pairing ASU with rival Alabama A&M, will be held Oct. 26 in Birmingham.

A week later, the Hornets will pay a visit to the University of Kentucky.

Coach Reggie Barlow's ASU squad had a 7-4 record last season, including 7-2 in the Southwestern Athletic Conference.

Alabama State Football Schedule

Aug. 31, Jacksonville State

Sept. 7, at Jackson State*

Sept. 14, at Arkansas-Pine Bluff*

Sept. 21, Grambling State*

Sept. 28, Alcorn State*

Oct. 5, at Texas Southern*

Oct. 12, Prairie View A&M*

Oct. 26, Alabama A&M*

Nov. 2, at Kentucky

Nov. 9, Southern*

Nov. 16, at Mississippi Valley State*

Nov. 28, Stillman (Turkey Day Classic)

* - SWAC game