Drake announces 2020 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Drake Bulldogs have announced their 2020 football schedule, which features a game at national champion North Dakota State.

Drake opens the 2020 season on Thursday, Sept. 3 at home at Drake Stadium in Des Moines, Iowa, against Hastings College, members of the Great Plains Athletic Conference in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA).

The following week on Sept. 12, Drake travels to Fargo to take on North Dakota State, winners of three consecutive national championships and eight of the past nine.

Drake gets their open date in Week 3 (Sept. 19) before they travel to face new Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) member Dixie State on Sept. 26. The Bulldogs then return to Des Moines to host Marist on Oct. 3.

Consecutive road contests are up next as the Bulldogs visit Dayton on Oct. 10 and Morehead State on Oct. 17. Then Drake hosts back-to-back games at Drake Stadium against Davidson on Oct. 24 and San Diego on Oct. 31.

Drake closes out their 2020 schedule with two-of-three games on the road. The Bulldogs visit Valparaiso on Nov. 7, host Butler on Nov. 14, and then finish at Stetson on Nov. 21.

The 2020 season will be the second for Drake under the direction of head coach Todd Stepsis. Last season, the Bulldogs finished 6-5 overall and 6-2 in Pioneer Football League (PFL) action.

Below is Drake’s 2020 football schedule, plus a link to their full schedule with additional information (time, TV, etc.):

Drake Football Schedule

  • 09/03 – Hastings College
  • 09/12 – at North Dakota State
  • 09/26 – at Dixie State
  • 10/03 – Marist
  • 10/10 – at Dayton
  • 10/17 – at Morehead State
  • 10/24 – Davidson
  • 10/31 – San Diego
  • 11/07 – at Valparaiso
  • 11/14 – Butler
  • 11/21 – at Stetson