Eastern Kentucky to face N.C. State, Kentucky

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