May 13, 2021 4:46 PM

Missouri Western announces 2021 football schedule

Posted May 13, 2021 4:46 PM
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Missouri Western has released its 2021 football schedule and the Griffons will play six home games inside Spratt Stadium.

The Griffons will open its season on the road with a Thursday night primetime game at Central Oklahoma on September 2.

They'll return home for back-to-back games against Fort Hays State (September 9) and Emporia State (September 18). 

Missouri Western will then travel to Topeka to play Washburn on September 25 before returning home for their rivalry game against Northwest Missouri State on October 2.

After a road game at Nebraska-Kearney on October 9, the Griffons play two consecutive games at home, welcoming Northeastern State (October 16) and Pittsburg State (October 23).

The Griffons will close the regular season with two of their final three games on the road.  Missouri Western plays at Missouri Southern on October 30, will host Central Missouri on November 6 and then wrap up the regular season in Jefferson City against Lincoln on November 13.

Missouri Western is scheduled to play their first full season since 2019 when they went 9-3, finished third in the MIAA and won the Live United Bowl for the season straight year.

The Griffons played two games last fall despite the season being canceled. They lost at FCS Central Arkansas, 52-10, and fell at home to Pittsburg State, 20-7.

Missouri Western had games at West Texas A&M and Nebraska-Kearney canceled last fall.

Thursday, Sept. 2 @ Central Oklahoma, 7:00 PM
Thursday, Sept. 9 vs. Fort Hays State 7:00 PM
Saturday, Sept. 18 vs. Emporia State 6:00 PM
Saturday, Sept. 25 @ Washburn 1:00 PM
Saturday, Oct. 2 vs. Northwest Missouri State 6:00 PM
Saturday, Oct. 9 @ Nebraska-Kearney TBA
Saturday, Oct. 16 vs. Northeastern State 4:00 PM (Homecoming)
Saturday, Oct. 23 vs. Pittsburg State 4:00 PM (Rogers Pharmacy Hall of Fame Game)
Saturday, Oct. [email protected] Missouri Southern TBA
Saturday, Nov. 6 vs. Central Missouri 1:00 PM (Senior Day)
Saturday, Nov. [email protected] Lincoln TBA (Military Appreciation Day)