Georgia State will open its season with a Thursday night season opener for the second time in two years, according to GSU Sports communications and announced by Director of Athletics Cheryl L. Levick and head football coach Bill Curry.
"The Thursday night home opener is a game we will schedule whenever
possible," said Levick. "Our team and fans love the big-game
atmosphere of a Thursday night at the Dome, and the opportunity to kick
off the college football season in Atlanta is great exposure."
"We’re pleased with the quality and variety of opponents, and the
structure of the schedule sets up well for our team and our fans,"
said Levick. "After such an overwhelmingly positive response to our
inaugural season, we can’t wait to kick off year two. Our attendance
and fan support have been tremendous, the Georgia Dome has been a
wonderful partner, and we look for continued growth in 2011."
2011 GEORGIA STATE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
Thursday, Sept. 1st vs. CLARK ATLANTA
Saturday, Sept. 10th vs. OLD DOMINION
Saturday, Sept. 17th at Jacksonville State
Saturday, Sept. 24th at Houston
Saturday, Oct. 8th vs. MURRAY STATE
Saturday, Oct. 15th at South Carolina State
Saturday, Oct. 22nd vs. SOUTH ALABAMA (Homecoming)
Saturday, Oct. 29th at UTSA
Saturday, Nov. 5th vs. LAMBUTH
Saturday, Nov. 12th at West Alabama
Saturday, Nov. 19th vs. CAMPBELL
*Home Game in Bold. All Home Game Played at the Georgia Dome.
The 2011 schedule includes one FBS team, seven FCS (formerly Division I-AA) schools and three Division II schools. The trip to Houston will reportedly net the Panthers $300,000.