BC releases 2011 Football Schedule

The Tornados return to Brevard Memorial Stadium for the 2011 season

Brevard, N.C. - Coach Paul Hamilton has released the Brevard College 2011 football schedule, as announced by the BC Sports Information Department.

The Tornados will play a full 11 game schedule in the 2011 season, featuring five home contests at Brevard Memorial Stadium in Brevard, N.C. Brevard will also take to the road six times during the season, including a return trip to Boiling Springs, N.C. against NCAA Division I Gardner-Webb University.

Brevard finished the 2010 season with a 4-7 record in their third season as full members of the NCAA Division II and the South Atlantic Conference. BC has been one of the more successful programs in the SAC over the past two years, finishing 11-11 overall and having defeated four of their seven SAC opponents, including last year’s 35-28 season finale victory over Mars Hill College.

The Tornados open the season by making the trip to Boiling Springs in a rematch of last year’s road opener as they take on the Gardner-Webb Runnin’ Bulldogs. Brevard fell to GWU last year in a tightly contested battle and look forward to taking on the Runnin’ Bulldogs on Coach Norman Harris Field at the Ernest W. Spangler Stadium on September 3rd.

Brevard returns home to Brevard Memorial Stadium in Brevard, N.C. for the 2011 regular season opener on September 10th as they host Johnson C. Smith University from the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association. The game is the end of the home-and-home series between the Tornados and the Golden Bulls, with Brevard having made the trip to Charlotte, N.C. last season.

BC remains at home the following weekend for Family Weekend as they open South Atlantic Conference play against rival Mars Hill. The Tornados won a thrilling contest in Meares Stadium this past year, topping the Lions for the first time since Brevard joined the conference and will look to build off their success as they host the Lions on September 17th.

Irwin Belk Stadium in Wingate, N.C. is the site of Brevard’s next game as they return to the road to take on the 2010 South Atlantic Conference regular season champion and NCAA Regional participant, Wingate University. The game between the Tornados and the Bulldogs is scheduled for September 24th.

Brevard opens the month of October by welcoming 2010 Harlon Hill finalist Bo Cordell and Tusculum College. The last time the two teams met at Brevard Memorial Stadium, the Tornados won 27-24 in overtime over the Pioneers. The game is scheduled for October 1st.

The Tornados return to the site of the program’s first South Atlantic Conference victory on October 8th as they travel to Hickory, N.C. to take on conference opponent Lenoir-Rhyne University. The two teams have been in the top five of the NCAA in rushing yards per game for the last two years.

Brevard takes their longest road trip of the season the next weekend as they make the trip to Buena Vista, Va. to take on NAIA Southern Virginia University. This is the third year in the four year contract between the Tornados and the Knights, with the Tornados holding the 2-0 edge over SVU. The game is set for October 15th.

The 2011 season marks the first in a four year scheduling agreement between the South Atlantic Conference and North Greenville University, and the Tornados welcome the Crusaders to Brevard, N.C. on October 22nd for Homecoming. This will be the second time the teams have met since Brevard reinstated the football team in 2006.

The Tornados return to the road on October 29th as they travel to Burke-Tarr Stadium to take on Carson-Newman College in another battle between teams ranked among the elite in the NCAA in rushing yards.

Senior Day caps off the Tornados regular season home games as they host Catawba College. The Tornados and the Indians have split their past two regular season contests, with Brevard topping Catawba at home in 2008, while the Indians won last year. The date of the game is set for November 5th.

Brevard wraps up the regular season on the road for the third consecutive year, traveling to Setzler Field to take on the Newberry Wolves. The game is set for November 12th.

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