FCS teams in mix for fall nonconference games

NCAA Football

(Stats Perform) – A small number of FCS schools are scheduled to play nonconference games this fall, including against FBS opponents, after all 13 conferences postponed their league competition due to concerns over the COVID-19 pandemic.

Most of the 127 FCS programs hope to play the majority of their schedule during the spring semester, but 15 programs – about 12 percent – had nonconference games scheduled for the fall semester as of Aug. 25. Austin Peay and Central Arkansas are scheduled to meet in college football’s first game, the FCS Kickoff on Aug. 29 in Montgomery, Alabama.

While the fall nonconference schedule is evolving, here is what’s been put in place:



Campbell: at Georgia Southern (Sept. 12), at Coastal Carolina (Sept. 19), Appalachian State (Sept. 26), at Wake Forest (Oct. 9)

North Alabama: at Liberty (Oct. 3), Jacksonville State (Oct. 17), at Southern Miss (Nov. 7), at BYU (Nov. 21)


Missouri State: at Oklahoma (Sept. 12), at Central Arkansas (Sept. 26), Central Arkansas (Oct. 17)

North Dakota State: Central Arkansas (Oct. 3)


Austin Peay: Central Arkansas in Montgomery, Alabama (Aug. 29), at Pittsburgh (Sept. 12), at Cincinnati (Sept. 19)

Eastern Kentucky: at Marshall (Sept. 5), at West Virginia (Sept. 12), at The Citadel (Sept. 26), Central Arkansas (Oct. 10), at Troy (Oct. 17), at Central Arkansas (Oct. 31), Stephen F. Austin (Nov. 7), Western Carolina (Nov. 21)

Jacksonville State: Mercer (Oct. 10), at North Alabama (Oct. 17), at Florida State (Oct. 3)


Chattanooga: at Western Kentucky (Oct. 24)

The Citadel: at USF (Sept. 12), at Clemson (Sept. 19), Eastern Kentucky (Sept. 26), at Army West Point (Oct. 10)

Mercer: at Jacksonville State (Oct. 10), at Army West Point (Oct. 24)

Western Carolina: at Liberty (Nov. 14), at Eastern Kentucky (Nov. 21)


Abilene Christian: at UTEP (Sept. 19), at Army West Point (Oct. 3), West Texas A&M (Oct. 17)

Central Arkansas: Austin Peay in Montgomery, Alabama (Aug. 29), at UAB (Sept. 3), at Arkansas State (Sept. 19), Missouri State (Sept. 26), at North Dakota State (Oct. 3), at Eastern Kentucky (Oct. 10), at Missouri State (Oct. 17), Eastern Kentucky (Oct. 31), at Louisiana-Lafayette (Nov. 21)

Houston Baptist: at North Texas (Sept. 5), at Texas Tech (Sept. 12), at Louisiana Tech (Sept. 26)

Stephen F. Austin: at UTEP (Sept. 5), at UTSA (Sept. 19), at SMU (Sept. 26), West Texas A&M (Oct. 3), at Eastern Kentucky (Nov. 7)

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