UND rounds out football schedules through 2024
Pat Sweeney | Nov 19, 2019 AT 5:18 pm
University of North Dakota athletics department officials have announced the addition of Drake in 2021 and 2023 and a home-and-home with Dixie State in 2022 and 2024 to complete all future football schedules through the 2024 season.
For the fourth and fifth times in program history, UND will take on Drake in 2021 and 2023. First, the Fighting Hawks will open the home slate on Sept. 18 vs. the Bulldogs before kicking off the 2023 season at home against Drake on Sept. 2. UND has defeated the Bulldogs in the previous three meetings, including a 47-7 triumph this past August to begin the 125th anniversary campaign of North Dakota football.
For the first time in NCAA play, North Dakota and Dixie State will meet on the gridiron as the pair have signed to play a home-and-home series. The inaugural contest will take place on Oct. 29, 2022 in Grand Forks before the Hawks travel to St. George, Utah to play at the Trailblazers on Nov. 9, 2024. The two programs met previously in 1933, while Dixie State was a junior college, in a 13-12 win by the Fighting Sioux. Dixie State will move to Division I and become an FCS Independent beginning in 2020.
With the addition of Dixie State to the schedule in 2022, North Dakota and the Missouri Valley Football Conference have moved the home contest with Northern Iowa, originally scheduled for Oct. 15, to Sept. 10 at the Alerus Center. UND’s open week will now be Oct. 15.
FUTURE NON-CONFERENCE SCHEDULES
2020: vs. Valparaiso (Sept. 3), at Kansas State (Sept. 12), at Portland State (Oct. 24)
2021: at Idaho State (Sept. 4), at Utah State (Sept. 11), vs. Drake (Sept. 18)
2022: at Nebraska (Sept. 3), at Northern Arizona (Sept. 17), vs. Dixie State (Oct. 29)
2023: vs. Drake (Sept. 2), vs. Northern Arizona (Sept. 9), at Washington (Sept. 16)
2024: at Iowa State (Aug. 31), vs. Montana (Sept. 7), vs. Idaho State (Sept. 14), at Dixie State (Nov. 9)
2025: at Missouri (Aug. 30), vs. Portland State (Sept. 6), at Montana (Sept. 13)
2026: at Nebraska (Sept. 26)