VALDOSTA, Ga.(WTXL) — Valdosta State University's Director of Athletics, Herb Reinhard has announced the addition of Savannah State to the 2020 football schedule.
According to Valdosta State University's website, the Blazers and Tigers will meet Sept. 5, 2020, at 7 p.m. at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium in Valdosta.
This will be the first meeting of the two teams since Sept. 14, 1996, when VSU won 21-7 in Titletown. VSU leads the all-time series 5-0 and is 3-0 at home against the Tigers.
The game came about as VSU had a bye week the first week of the season and Savannah State had Florida Tech on its schedule the opening week. Florida Tech announced it dropped football last month, providing the opening for Savannah State.
Following the Savannah State game, VSU hosts Kentucky State on Sept. 12 and then will play at Albany State on Sept. 19. The Blazers, who have won back-to-back Gulf South Conference titles, open league play Sept. 26 versus North Greenville at Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.
The university says the Blazers have had an outstanding run over the past two seasons with the program's fourth national title in 2018 and a 24-1 record over its last 25 games.
Moreover, since the final game of 2017, VSU has gone 25-1 with a Gulf South Conference record streak of 25-straight wins. VSU has won 13 of its last 14 games at the friendly confines of Bazemore-Hyder Stadium.
With six exciting home games on the slate in 2020, Blazer season tickets are on sale now and can be purchased by calling 229-333-SEAT (7328). Single game tickets will be on sale July 15.