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FRANKFORT, Ky. – Kentucky State released its 2021 football schedule on Thursday.

Head Coach Charlie Jackson said, “…there is a lot of positive energy with the release of this schedule. This schedule is filled with games against many elite-level football programs, including two contests against Central State. We are excited to represent our university.”

KSU’s season will consist of 11 contests that will host seven Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference contests, two classics, and six home contests.

The Thorobreds will open their season on the road at the HBCU Classic for Columbus against Central State on Aug. 28. After a Bye Week, the Thorobreds will open their home campaign to Kentucky Wesleyan on Sept. 11.

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From there, the Thorobreds will compete in the John Merritt Classic against NCAA Division I Tennessee State on Sept. 18.

The Thorobreds will return home for three weeks as they host Benedict College on Sept. 25, Savannah State on Oct. 2, and Lane College on Oct. 9.

Kentucky State will travel to Edward Waters on Oct. 16 and will return home on Oct. 23 against Miles. The Thorobreds will travel to Tuskegee on Oct. 30 and conclude their home schedule to rival Central State Nov. 6.

The Thorobreds will travel to Erskine on November 13, if they are not playing in the SIAC Football Championship.

2021 Kentucky State Football Schedule

Date Opponent Location
August 28, 2021 (Saturday) Central State Ohio Stadium
September 11, 2021 (Saturday) Kentucky Wesleyan Alumni Stadium
September 18, 2021 (Saturday) Tennessee State Nissan Stadium
September 25, 2021 (Saturday) Benedict Alumni Stadium
October 2, 2021 (Saturday) Savannah State Alumni Stadium
October 9, 2021 (Saturday) Lane Alumni Stadium
October 16, 2021 (Saturday) Edward Waters (Fla.) Jacksonville, Fla Community Field and Stadium
October 23, 2021 (Saturday) Miles Alumni Stadium
October 30, 2021 (Saturday) Tuskegee Tuskegee, AL
November 6, 2021 (Saturday) Central State Alumni Stadium
November 13, 2021 (Saturday) SIAC Championship / Erskine

Courtesy: Kentucky State Athletics


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