Richmond, KY (SportsNetwork.com) - Eastern Kentucky football will play two FBS programs as well as five home games as part of its 11-game 2015 schedule announced on Thursday.
The Colonels, who finished 9-4 and in second place in the Ohio Valley Conference this season, advancing to the FCS playoffs, will face North Carolina State (Sept. 12) from the ACC and Kentucky (Oct. 3) from the SEC.
Their home games at Roy Kidd Stadium will be against Valparaiso (Sept. 3) and OVC opponents Austin Peay (Sept. 26), Tennessee Tech (Oct. 10), Tennessee State (Oct. 24, Homecoming) and UT Martin (Nov. 7).
2015 Eastern Kentucky University Football Schedule
Sept. 3 - Valparaiso, Roy Kidd Stadium
Sept. 12 - at North Carolina State, Raleigh, North Carolina
Sept. 26 - Austin Peay*, Roy Kidd Stadium
Oct. 3 - at Kentucky, Lexington, Kentucky
Oct. 10 - Tennessee Tech*, Roy Kidd Stadium
Oct. 17 - at Southeast Missouri*, Cape Girardeau, Missouri
Oct. 24 - Tennessee State*, Roy Kidd Stadium (Homecoming)
Oct. 31 - at Jacksonville State*, Jacksonville, Alabama
Nov. 7 - UT Martin*, Roy Kidd Stadium
Nov. 14 - at Murray State*, Murray, Kentucky
Nov. 21 - at Eastern Illinois*, Charleston, Illinois
* - OVC game