CHARLESTON, S.C. - Charleston Southern's 2019 home football schedule will feature three Big South opponents as the conference office announced the Big South schedule on Tuesday morning.
The Bucs will host Monmouth, Hampton, and Campbell at Buccaneer Field in 2019. CSU will make the road trips to Kennesaw State, North Alabama, Gardner-Webb, and Presbyterian in the coming season.
CSU opens conference play with a tough matchup at reigning Big South champion Kennesaw State on October 12. The Bucs and Owls have combined for the last three conference titles dating back to the 2016 season. KSU has the 2-1 edge over the Bucs over the last three seasons.
The Bucs remain on the road the following weekend as CSU travels to Florence, Ala. to take on Big South newcomer North Alabama. The Lions made the transition to FCS this past season and joins the conference as a full-fledged member for the 2019 season after posting a 7-3 mark in 2018.
CSU's conference home opener brings Monmouth to Buccaneer Field on October 26. The Hawks have won each of the last two contests against the Bucs to take the 2-1 series edge over CSU.
The Bucs are back on the road to open November as CSU travels to Spangler Stadium in Boiling Springs, N.C. to take on Gardner-Webb. CSU has won the last two games in the series, including a 10-9 victory in their last contest at GWU thanks to a Tyler Tekac 43-yard field goal as time expired.
CSU welcomes Big South newcomer Hampton to Buccaneer Field on November 9. The Bucs and Pirates faced off against each other for the first time last season, a 48-14 CSU win that featured five Hampton turnovers and a pair of James Allen touchdowns.
A trip to Presbyterian wraps up the Bucs' road conference schedule on November 16. CSU has won each of their last three games over the Blue Hose outscoring PC, 86-10, over the stretch.
The Bucs close out the 2018 regular season with Senior Day at Buccaneer Field against Campbell. CSU is 3-0 all-time against the Camels after topping CU this past season in the conference finale, 12-7. The Bucs defense forced four interceptions in the game with Allen recording three in the win over the Camels.
The full 2019 CSU football schedule will be released at a later date.