Brevard releases 2015 football schedule

BREVARD, N.C. – Brevard has released its 2015 football schedule, an 11-game slate that includes a road game at a Division I Football Championship Subdivision opponent.


The Tornados’ schedule is highlighted by a September 26 trip to Southern Utah University, a member of Division I’s Big Sky Conference whose schedule also includes Utah State next season.


Brevard opens the season at Virginia Union on September 5, a team that defeated the Tornados 31-14 in their only previous meeting in 2012. The home opener occurs a week later against Bowie State in the first meeting between the two schools.


The South Atlantic Conference slate begins with a September 19 tussle on the road at Wingate before the cross-country trip to Cedar City, Utah to face the Thunderbirds.


The Tornados will alternate between home and away contests for the remainder of the season. October begins with a game against Tusculum in conjunction with the school’s Homecoming weekend, themed Coast Back to Brevard. The team then travels to Carson-Newman before returning home for its final nonconference game of the season against Limestone, a second-year independent Division II program that will be in the first of a four-year scheduling alliance with South Atlantic Conference schools.


Brevard travels to Newberry on October 24 in advance of a Halloween afternoon contest with Catawba, a team that narrowly defeated the Tornados in 2014. The final road game occurs on November 7 against Lenoir-Rhyne, which was ranked No. 3 in the nation and went undefeated during the regular season before being upset in its first playoff game last season. The 2015 slate concludes with a November 14 affair with Mars Hill on the turf at Brevard Memorial Stadium.


The Tornados are coming off a 1-10 campaign in 2014 that saw Brevard finish the season with the nation’s sixth-best rushing offense at 321.6 yards per game. The Tornados had five players named all-conference, set 58 new school records, had the nation’s best red zone offense, and boasted their most prolific rushing attack since attaining NCAA membership in 2008.


2015 Brevard Football Schedule
Sep. 5 - at Virginia Union - 1:00 p.m.
Sep. 12 - Bowie State - 1:00 p.m.
Sep. 19 - at Wingate* - TBA
Sep. 26 - at Southern Utah - 8:00 p.m. (Eastern Time)
Oct. 3 - Tusculum* (Homecoming) - TBA
Oct. 10 - at Carson-Newman* - 1:00 p.m.
Oct. 17 - Limestone - 6:00 p.m.
Oct. 24 - at Newberry* - 3:00 p.m.
Oct. 31 - Catawba* - 1:00 p.m.
Nov. 7 - at Lenoir-Rhyne* - 2:00 p.m.
Nov. 14 - Mars Hill* - 1:00 p.m.


Featured image courtesy of Tommy Moss.

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