Bucknell announces fall 2021 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Bucknell Bison have announced their fall 2021 football schedule, which includes five home games and 11 contests overall.

“We are looking forward to welcoming back fans to Christy as well as our other athletics venues this fall while following all CDC, state and campus guidelines,” said Bucknell director of athletics and recreation Jermaine Truax. “The 2020-21 athletic year was not the same without our fans and all that they bring to our events. We are so appreciative of the tremendous support of our donors and fans that allows us to continue to provide our more than 750 student-athletes with opportunities for success both in the classroom and on the playing fields and surfaces.”

Bucknell opens the 2021 season with four consecutive non-conference contests, beginning with back-to-back tilts on the road against Sacred Heart on Saturday, Sept. 4 and Villanova on Saturday, Sept. 11. The Bison then open their home slate at Christy Mathewson Memorial Stadium in Lewisburg, Pa., against Penn on Sept. 18.

Following an open date, the Bison welcome Cornell to Lewisburg for Homecoming on Oct. 2. Bucknell’s fifth and final non-conference contest of the season is at Army West Point on Nov. 13.

Bucknell opens Patriot League action on Oct. 9 on the road against Lafayette. Other road contests include Fordham on Oct. 16 and Colgate on Oct. 30.

Patriot League foes scheduled to visit Lewisburg this fall include Georgetown on Oct. 23, Lehigh on Nov. 6, and Holy Cross on Nov. 20.

Below is Bucknell’s complete schedule for the fall 2021 season, plus a link to their schedule page which will be updated with kickoff times and TV as they are announced:

2021 Bucknell Football Schedule

  • 09/04 – at Sacred Heart
  • 09/11 – at Villanova
  • 09/18 – Penn
  • 09/25 – OFF
  • 10/02 – Cornell
  • 10/09 – at Lafayette*
  • 10/16 – at Fordham*
  • 10/23 – Georgetown*
  • 10/30 – at Colgate*
  • 11/06 – Lehigh*
  • 11/13 – at Army
  • 11/20 – Holy Cross*

* Patriot League contest.

Bucknell finished the spring 2021 season 2-2 overall. The Bison defeated Lafayette (38-13) and Lehigh (6-0) and fell to Fordham (31-17) and Holy Cross (33-10).