Football Bowl Subdivision

Murray State finalizes 2011 schedule

Murray, KY (Sports Network) - Murray State added a Sept. 10 game at Mississippi Valley State to complete its 2011 schedule.

The Racers, who were 6-5 in coach Chris Hatcher's first season last year, will open their campaign at Big East member Louisville on Sept. 1 before taking on Mississippi Valley State for the first time.

They will play five home games as part of their 11-game schedule, starting with their Ohio Valley Conference opener against Tennessee State on Sept. 17.

Murray State's other home games also are within OVC play against Jacksonville State (Oct. 1), Eastern Illinois on Homecoming Day (Oct. 15), Eastern Kentucky (Oct. 29) and Austin Peay (Nov. 12).

2011 Murray State Football Schedule

All Times ET

Thursday, Sept. 1, at Louisville (ESPNU), 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 10, at Mississippi Valley State, 5 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 17, Tennessee State*, 7 p.m.

Thursday, Sept. 22, at UT Martin*, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 1, Jacksonville State*, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 8, at Georgia State, TBA

Saturday, Oct. 15, Eastern Illinois* (Homecoming), 4 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 29, Eastern Kentucky*, 2 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 5, at Tennessee Tech*, TBA

Saturday, Nov. 12, Austin Peay*, 2 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 19, at Southeast Missouri State*, 2 p.m.

*-Ohio Valley Conference game

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