Bethune-Cookman announces 2020 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Bethune-Cookman Wildcats have announced their 2020 football schedule, which includes seven games within the state of Florida.

Bethune-Cookman will be off in Week 1 of the 2020 season before opening on Saturday, Sept. 12 at the USF Bulls at Raymond James Stadium in Tampa, Fla. The Wildcats travel to take on Arkansas-Pine Bluff the following week on Sept. 19.

On Saturday, Sept. 26, Bethune-Cookman opens their home schedule at Daytona Stadium in Daytona Beach, Fla., against the Howard Bison, which is also their first Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) contest of the season.

BCU then travels to take on Morgan State on Oct. 3 before returning home to host North Carolina Central for Homecoming on Oct. 10. Next, the Wildcats travel for consecutive MEAC contests at Norfolk State on Oct. 17 and at South Carolina State on Oct. 24.

Bethune-Cookman returns to Daytona Beach to host FCS-newcomer Tarleton State on Halloween (Oct. 31), which is their third and final non-conference contest of the season.

The Wildcats close out their 2020 regular-season schedule with three consecutive contests against MEAC opponents. Bethune-Cookman hosts Delaware State on Nov. 7 and North Carolina A&T on Nov. 14 before taking on Florida A&M on Nov. 21 in the Florida Blue Florida Classic at Camping World Stadium in Orlando, Fla.

Bethune-Cookman Football Schedule

  • 09/05 – OFF
  • 09/12 – at USF
  • 09/19 – at Arkansas-Pine Bluff
  • 09/26 – Howard
  • 10/03 – at Morgan State
  • 10/10 – NC Central
  • 10/17 – at Norfolk State
  • 10/24 – at SC State
  • 10/31 – Tarleton State
  • 11/07 – Delaware State
  • 11/14 – North Carolina A&T
  • 11/21 – Florida A&M (in Orlando, FL)

Bethune-Cookman finished the 2019 season 7-4 overall and 5-3 in MEAC play. The Wildcats last claimed a share of the conference championship in 2015.

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