The Citadel sets 2015 football schedule

Charleston, SC ( - The Citadel's football program will play six home games and visit two FBS opponents as part of an 11-game 2015 schedule announced Wednesday.

The FBS games are at former Southern Conference rival Georgia Southern on Sept. 19 and the University of South Carolina to end the regular season on Nov. 21.

The Citadel will kick off its season against Davidson on Sept. 5 and also host Charleston Southern in non-conference action on Sept. 26. The Bulldogs' home games within their SoCon schedule will be against Western Carolina (Sept. 12), Wofford (Oct. 10), Mercer (Oct. 31) and VMI (Nov. 7) in the "Military Classic of the South."

"We are excited about the upcoming 2015 season," said coach Mike Houston, whose team finished 5-7 in his first season a year ago. "With 15 starters returning, we will be looking to build on the foundation that was laid by last year's team. With four of our first five games at home, we hope to draw a lot of energy from our loyal fans."

2015 The Citadel Football Schedule

Sept. 5, Davidson

Sept. 12, Western Carolina*

Sept. 19, at Georgia Southern

Sept. 26, Charleston Southern

Oct. 10, Wofford*

Oct. 17, at Samford*

Oct. 24, at Furman*

Oct. 31, Mercer*

Nov. 7, VMI*

Nov. 14, at Chattanooga*

Nov. 21, at South Carolina

* - Southern Conference game