Big South Conference announces fall 2021 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Big South Conference has announced their fall 2021 football schedule. Conference play begins on Saturday, Sept. 18 with Monmouth at Charleston Southern.

For the fall 2021 season, the Big South Conference will consist of eight eligible football members – Campbell, Charleston Southern, Gardner-Webb, Hampton, Kennesaw State, Monmouth, North Carolina A&T, and Robert Morris.

Each eligible team will play a seven-game conference schedule which will determine the Big South’s qualifier for the FCS Playoffs. The North Alabama Lions, currently in a transitional status until the 2022 season, will play a Big South schedule but their games will not count in the standings.

The fall 2021 FCS Playoffs are scheduled to begin on Saturday, Nov. 27, 2021 with eight first-round matchups.

Two previously unannounced non-conference matchups were also revealed today through Big South school releases: Mercer at Charleston Southern on Thursday, Sept. 2 and North Carolina A&T at South Carolina State on Saturday, Nov. 13.

Big South Football Schedules

2021 Big South Football Schedule

Thursday, Sept. 2
Mercer at Charleston Southern

Saturday, Sept. 4
Campbell at Liberty
Charleston Southern at The Citadel
Gardner-Webb at Georgia Southern
Virginia-Union at Hampton
Reinhardt at Kennesaw State
Monmouth at Middle Tennessee
North Alabama at Southeastern Louisiana
North Carolina A&T at Furman
Robert Morris at Dayton

Saturday, Sept. 11
Elon at Campbell
Gardner-Webb at Charlotte
Hampton at Old Dominion
Kennesaw State at Georgia Tech
Monmouth at Fordham
Chattanooga at North Alabama
North Carolina A&T at Duke
Robert Morris at Central Michigan

Saturday, Sept. 18
Monmouth at Charleston Southern*
Presbyterian at Campbell
Lincoln (PA) at Gardner-Webb
Hampton at Howard
Kennesaw State at Wofford
North Alabama at Jacksonville State

Saturday, Sept. 25
Charleston Southern at East Carolina
Western Carolina at Gardner-Webb
Holy Cross at Monmouth
North Alabama at Nicholls
NC Central at North Carolina A&T
Howard at Robert Morris

Saturday, Oct. 2
Gardner-Webb at Monmouth*
Robert Morris at North Carolina A&T*
Campbell at North Alabama
Norfolk State at Hampton
Jacksonville State at Kennesaw State

Saturday, Oct. 9
Campbell at Gardner-Webb*
Charleston Southern at Robert Morris*
Kennesaw State at Hampton*
North Alabama at North Carolina A&T
Princeton at Monmouth

Saturday, Oct. 16
Monmouth at Campbell*
Hampton at Charleston Southern*
North Carolina A&T at Kennesaw State*
Robert Morris at North Alabama

Saturday, Oct. 23
Kennesaw State at Campbell*
Robert Morris at Gardner-Webb*
North Carolina A&T at Hampton*
Charleston Southern at North Alabama

Saturday, Oct. 30
Campbell at Charleston Southern*
Gardner-Webb at Kennesaw State*
Hampton at Robert Morris*
Monmouth at North Carolina A&T*

Saturday, Nov. 6
North Carolina A&T at Charleston Southern*
Gardner-Webb at Hampton*
Kennesaw State at Robert Morris*
North Alabama at Monmouth
Campbell at James Madison

Saturday, Nov. 13
Hampton at Campbell*
Charleston Southern at Gardner-Webb*
Robert Morris at Monmouth*
Kennesaw State at North Alabama
North Carolina A&T at SC State

Saturday, Nov. 20
Campbell at Robert Morris*
Gardner-Webb at North Carolina A&T*
Monmouth at Kennesaw State*
North Alabama at Hampton
Charleston Southern at Georgia

* Big South game.