Ready for Takeoff


Owls Have High Hopes for 2018 Season

KENNESAW, Ga. (Aug 28, 2018) — Expectations are high this year following Kennesaw State’s record-setting 2017 football season that included winning the Big South Conference championship and becoming the first NCAA Division I program to reach the FCS quarterfinals in just its third year.

The Owls begin the 2018 season with a top-five national ranking and are favored to repeat as Big South champions.

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KSU opens Aug. 30 at Georgia State in its first game against an FBS opponent and concludes the regular season by hosting Jacksonville State Nov. 17 in the first football game at SunTrust Park, the home of the Atlanta Braves.

The schedule also includes five Big South contests and a home game against Samford, the team the Owls defeated 28-17 last season for their first FCS playoff win.

Here’s your guide to get ready for kickoff:

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A leader in innovative teaching and learning, Kennesaw State University offers undergraduate, graduate and doctoral degrees to its nearly 43,000 students. With 11 colleges on two metro Atlanta campuses, Kennesaw State is a member of the University System of Georgia. The university’s vibrant campus culture, diverse population, strong global ties and entrepreneurial spirit draw students from throughout the country and the world. Kennesaw State is a Carnegie-designated doctoral research institution (R2), placing it among an elite group of only 6 percent of U.S. colleges and universities with an R1 or R2 status. For more information, visit