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Eastern Kentucky announces 2015 football schedule

EKU running back Dy'Shawn Mobley, left, is the OVC's leading rusher this season (106 yards a game). He played for Kentucky last season and rushed for 143 yards in his final game there.
EKU running back Dy'Shawn Mobley, left, is the OVC's leading rusher this season (106 yards a game). He played for Kentucky last season and rushed for 143 yards in his final game there.

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

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