TROY, Ala (WDHN) — Thursday via twitter, Troy unveiled their 2020 football schedule, which has been in disarray due the Coronavirus erasing all four non-conference fixtures.
Well, all four of those lost games have been replaced and revamped.
The Trojans will play their scheduled Sun Belt opponents but now their opening game will be against Louisiana Monroe at Veterans Memorial on September 5th. This game was originally scheduled to be played on October 17th and is one of six games to be played on that date in the FBS.
Following that, comes the first two non-conference games. The Trojans travel to play Middle Tennessee on September 19th in the first part of Battle for the Palladium.
The week after, Troy will be in Utah to face the BYU cougars on the 26th of September.
After two conference games against South Alabama and Texas State, the Trojans host Eastern Kentucky in their third out of conference affair on October 17th.
The back half of October and the beginning of November stay the same for Troy as they take on four straight Sun Belt teams. They play Georgia State (10/24), at Arkansas State (10/31), at Georgia Southern (11/7), and Coastal Carolina (11/14).
Then on November 21st, the Trojans will host Middle Tennessee in round two of Battle for the Palladium.
Capping off the 2020 regular season, Troy will travel to Boone, North Carolina to take on the Appalachian State Mountaineers.
Giving his athletes a chance to play a full schedule was very important to Athletic Director, Brent Jones.
“I really wanted to get six home games for our student-athletes, our community, for our fans and season ticket holders,” Jones said. “Our football student-athletes, they deserve this. This is what they have been working for since we brought them back in on June first.”
Troy is one of six teams across the entire division one football to play a full 12 game slate.
“First and foremost, I want to thank Brent Jones and our administration for their tireless effort in leaving no stone unturned to put together a competitive schedule for this fall,” head coach Chip Lindsey said. “No matter who lined up against us on Sept. 5 our guys were going to be ready to go, but having a schedule and knowing who our opponents are going to be adds an extra sense of urgency in our preparations.”
Right now, the Sun Belt Championship game is still set to be played on December 5th.
Here is the entire schedule laid out:
September 5th: Home against Louisiana Monroe
September 19th: Away at Middle Tennessee
September 26th: Away at BYU
October 3rd: Away at South Alabama
October 8th: Home against Texas State
October 17th: Home against Eastern Kentucky
October 24th: Home against Georgia State
October 31st: Away at Arkansas State
November 7th: Away at Georgia Southern
November 14th: Home against Coastal Carolina
November 21st: Home against Middle Tennessee
November 28th: Away at Appalachian State