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MONTGOMERY – Tickets for the 2019 Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff go on sale Saturday, June 1 at 9 a.m. (CT).

The 2019 Guardian Credit Union FCS Kickoff features the Samford Bulldogs and Youngstown State Penguins on Saturday, Aug. 24 from the historic Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN and kickoff is set for 2 p.m. (CT).

Reserved seat tickets are $20 each for this year’s game. Fans can also purchase ESPN Zone tickets ($100 each) and Field Suite ($70) tickets as well. Tickets can be ordered by phone (334-350-3144) or through the following link:


The 2019 season will mark the third straight season the FCS Kickoff will be held in Montgomery.  In 2017, Jacksonville State defeated Chattanooga, 27-13. Last year, North Carolina A&T defeated Jacksonville State 20-17.  Samford will be the third straight team from the state of Alabama to participate in the event.

Samford has reached the NCAA FCS Playoffs each of the last two seasons under head coach Chris Hatcher. Youngstown State is a perennial power at the FCS level. The Penguins have made 14 NCAA Playoff appearances and have won four FCS National Championships.  YSU won national championships in 1991, 1994, 1995 and 1997, all under former head coach Jim Tressel, who currently serves as the school’s President.