UWA football finalizes 2015 schedule

LIVINGSTON – Seven games played in the state of Alabama and 10 games against NCAA Division II opponents highlight the 2015 University of West Alabama football schedule.

“We are pleased to announce the 2015 football schedule, which includes games against Stillman and Miles, as well as the always strong Gulf South Conference teams,” UWA Director of Athletics Stan Williamson said. “Tiger fans will have five home games and two away games within just a few hours of Livingston.

“We believe this schedule, with 10 Division II opponents, provides a great opportunity for the Tigers to make a strong run toward postseason play and another Gulf South Conference Championship,” Williamson said.

In addition to five home games at Tiger Stadium, Coach Brett Gilliland’s second squad will visit perennial NCAA Division II playoff participants North Alabama and Miles College.

“We are excited to finalize our 2015 schedule. Our GSC schedule is filled with tough opponents every week,” Gilliland said. “With the addition of Miles we have another quality regional opponent.”

UWA opens the 2015 season at home against Stillman College in the Second Annual Tiger Bowl on Sept. 5. Cumberland University visits Tiger Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 10. Both games will kick off at 6 p.m. The game against NAIA Bulldogs is the only 2015 contest scheduled on a Thursday.

The remainder of the West Alabama home schedule features West Georgia on Oct. 3, Shorter on Oct. 17 and Mississippi College on Nov. 7. All of those games will kick off at 2 p.m. Shorter will be Homecoming guests of the Tigers.

West Alabama’s out-of-state travel in 2015 presents quite a challenge, with the Tigers playing on the road at Texas A&M Kingsville, Florida Tech, Delta State and Valdosta State.

“We look forward to the challenge of playing on the road against some of the best Division II teams in the country,” Gilliland said. “Playing seven games in the state of Alabama gives UWA fans all over the state the opportunity to see us play several times.”