Mississippi Valley State to play six at home

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Mississippi Valley State football will kick off its 11-game 2013 schedule against Florida A&M in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge and play six home games, the Southwestern Athletic Conference university announced Wednesday.

The Delta Devils will appear in the MEAC/SWAC Challenge, to be held Sept. 1 at the Florida Citrus Bowl in Orlando, for the first time.

MVSU's home games at Rice-Totten Stadium will be against Division II Delta State (Sept. 7) as well as SWAC opponents Southern (Sept. 21), Jackson State (Oct. 12), Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Oct. 26, Homecoming), Texas Southern (Nov. 9) and Alabama State (Nov. 16).

The Delta Devils hope to build off a 5-6 record last year.

2013 Mississippi Valley State Football Schedule

All Times ET

Sept. 1, at Florida A&M (Orlando, Fla.), 5 p.m.

Sept. 7, Delta State, 3 p.m.

Sept. 14, at Alcorn State*, 3 p.m.

Sept. 21, Southern*, TBA

Oct. 5, at Alabama A&M*, 3 p.m.

Oct. 12, Jackson State*, TBA

Oct. 19, at Prairie View A&M*, TBA

Oct. 26, Arkansas-Pine Bluff* (Homecoming), TBA

Nov. 2, at Grambling State*, 3 p.m.

Nov. 9, Texas Southern*, 2 p.m.

Nov. 16, Alabama State*, 2 p.m.

* - SWAC game