2021 Football

Bowie State Releases 2021 Football Schedule

The CIAA champs are ready for a run at a three-peat.

Courtesy of Bowie State Athletics

BOWIE, Md. – The Bowie State University Department of Athletics has released its 10-game football schedule for the 2021 season. Bowie State’s 2020 season was canceled due to the COVID-19 Pandemic. The Bulldogs concluded the 2019 season with an overall record of 11-1, 7-0 in the CIAA and Bowie State repeated as conference champions.


“I’m excited about our 2021 schedule as we start with a very tough non-conference schedule”, said Bowie State Head Football Coach Damon Wilson. “We will have several challenges even before we start conference play. I look forward to opening up against an FCS opponent before we start D2 games. As a staff we have worked extremely hard to put a roster together that we feel will represent the university well. Our schedule will provide the program to compete against three different respected conferences.” 

The Bulldogs will kick off its season on the road against Division I Delaware State University on Saturday, September 4th. Next on the schedule for Bowie State will be a first-time meeting against the Saginaw Valley State University Cardinals on Saturday, September 11th in Bulldogs Stadium with kickoff is slated for at 1:00 p.m.

BSU will make its longest trip of the regular season on Saturday, September 18th, traveling to the Chargers of New Haven University to conclude the non-conference portion of their schedule.


The Bulldogs will open conference play in week four and will face the Blue Bears of Livingstone College in Salisbury, N.C. on Saturday, September 25th with game time to be announced.  

The first game in the month of October will feature Homecoming for Bowie State as the Bulldogs play host to Johnson C. Smith University. This cross-divisional matchup is scheduled to take place on Saturday, October 2nd with kickoff set for 2 p.m. 

Bowie State divisional play will begin on the road against the Hawks of Chowan University on Saturday, October 9th. Bowie State returns home Saturday, October 16th to face the Trojans of Virginia State University in Bulldogs Stadium at 1 p.m.

The Bulldogs will load the iron horses in week eight and nine, making trips to Virginia Union University (Saturday, October 23rd) and Lincoln University of Pennsylvania (Saturday, October 30th). Game time for both games is 1 p.m. 

The regular season will conclude Saturday, November 6th as Bowie State hosts its final regular season contest against the Vikings of Elizabeth City State University at 1 p.m. This game has been designated as Senior Day.

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Bowie State University Football 2021

(TENTATIVE – As of 1/12/2021 – Times Subject To Change)

 Saturday, September 4 at Delaware State   TBA (Dover, Del.)

Saturday, September 11 SAGINAW VALLEY 1 pm

Saturday, September 18 at New Haven   TBA

(New Haven, Conn)

Saturday, September 25 at Livingstone   TBD

(Salisbury, N.C.)

Saturday, October 2 JOHNSON C. SMITH * 2 pm


Saturday, October 9 at Chowan *   TBD

(Murfreesboro, N.C.)

Saturday, October 16 VIRGINIA STATE * 1 pm

Saturday, October 23 at Virginia Union * 1 pm

(Richmond, Va.)

Saturday, October 30 at Lincoln (Pa.) * 1 pm

(Lincoln University, Pa.)

Saturday, November 6 ELIZABETH CITY STATE * 1 pm

Saturday, November 13 CIAA Championship #   TBD

(Salem, Va.)

Home Games Listed in BOLDFACE CAPS

* Conference Game

# Salem, Va.

Bowie State Releases 2021 Football Schedule
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