By ADD SEYMOUR JR.
This is the day that HBCU football fans have been waiting for -- kickoff for the new football season.
Tonight, four games are on tap. They are:
|(From Cheyney athletics site)|
Jackson State at UNLV - Tony Hughes takes the field as head coach for the first time when Jackson State visits UNLV for the first time since 1975. Though the Tigers were 3-8 last season, they do return quarterback La Montiez Ivy who completed more than 60 percent of his passes last year. UNLV had similar struggles last season, going 3-9 in 2015. Last season, the Rebels ran decently, but struggled on defense against the pass, which could be a good thing for Ivy.
Delaware State at Delaware - The "First State Rivalry" is renewed as two teams who combined for five wins last year hook up. The state's little brother, Delaware State, was 1-10 in Kenny Carter's first year as head coach. The Hornets will go with a two-quarterback system this season and hope to see an improved running game with the addition of high school star Mike Waters. Delaware has beaten Delaware State in each of their six previous meetings by a combined score of 223-68.