Wednesday, August 16, 2017

HBU Huskies begin 2017 football season with four road games

By Robert H Kelly
Copyright 2017 TexSport Publications

HOUSTON, TEXAS (July 23,2017) The HBU Huskies kick off the 2017 season with four road games before returning home to Husky Stadium on October 7 to face Southland Conference foe Central Arkansas on Family Weekend.

The Huskies first game will be on Saturday, September 2 against Texas State, followed by a cross-Houston matchup versus Texas Southern at BBVA Compass Stadium on September 7. They closeout September, and their road trips against Abilene Christian (September 23) and McNeese State (September 23).

October includes three home games beginning on the 7th On Family Weekend against Central Arkansas. The following Saturday (October 14), Southeastern Louisiana coming to Husky Field. They will again hit the road on October 21 to take on Stephen F. Austin; returning home on October 28 to closeout the month with Homecoming against Northwestern State.

Three games are on the schedule for November with two road games; Nicholls State on the 4th and Sam Houston State on the 18th. Their final home game will be on November 11 against the Lamar Cardinals on Senior Day/Military Appreciation Day.

Head coach Vic Shealy talked at the recent Southland Conference Media Day about starting the season with four-straight road games.

"It’s a unique situation…you can sit around and cry about it or go out there and beat somebody.  It’s all about process versus product…early on our process was to build leadership and confidence, and for our players to walk on the field with an expectation to win…now we believe we have the ability to go out and beat any given team on any given day."

The Huskies are picked ninth in the Southland Conference Preseason poll in the eleven-team conference.

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