The 89th Turkey Day Classic is one of two Thursday Alabama State football games that will be televised live on ESPNU.

The Hornets’ September 22 home game vs. Arkansas-Pine Bluff has been moved to Thursday, Sept. 20, and will kick off at 6:30 p.m. at Cramton Bowl.

The Turkey Day Classic, opening game at the new ASU Stadium against Tuskegee, will kick off at 3 p.m. and will also be shown live on ESPNU.

Currently, Alabama State will have three live nationally televised games on the ESPN family of networks. The Hornets’ season-opening game in the 8th MEAC/SWAC Challenge presented by Disney Sept. 2 vs. Bethune-Cookman in Orlando, Fla., will be shown live at 11 a.m. CT on ESPN.

“When we recruit players, we tell them we will play at least one nationally televised game,” head coach Reggie Barlow said. “To have three games shown live is great notoriety and great opportunity for our guys to be seen around the country, as well as our program and Alabama State University. We’re excited about that and looking forward to the opportunity to show our brand of football nationwide.” Referenced from Al