Eastern Kentucky University released its 2015 football schedule on Thursday.
The Colonels, 9-4 in 2014, will play a pair of FBS teams in North Carolina State and Kentucky.
Five of EKU’s 11 games will be played at Roy Kidd Stadium.
For the third year in a row, the Colonels will open the season on a Thursday night, playing host to Valparaiso on Sept. 3.
Next up will be a road trip to North Carolina State on Sept. 12.
EKU will begin Ohio Valley Conference play on Sept. 26 with a home game against Austin Peay. The Colonels have won 14 straight meetings against the Governors at Roy Kidd Stadium.
Eastern will make the short trip up Interstate 75 on Oct. 3 to take on UK.
The full schedule (home games in capital letters):
Sept. 3 – VALPARAISO
Sept. 12 – at North Carolina State
Sept. 26 – AUSTIN PEAY
Oct. 3 – at Kentucky
Oct. 10 – TENNESSEE TECH
Oct. 17 – at Southeast Missouri
Oct. 24 – TENNESSEE STATE
Oct. 31 – at Jacksonville State
Nov. 7 – TENNESSEE-MARTIN
Nov. 14 – at Murray State
Nov. 21 – at Eastern Illinois