Duquesne announces 2020 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Duquesne Dukes have announced their 2020 football schedule, which includes five home games and 11 contests overall.

Duquesne is scheduled to open the 2020 season with three consecutive contests on the road. The Dukes open at Air Force on Sept. 5 and then travel to take on Youngstown State on Sept. 12 and Coastal Carolina on Sept. 19.

The Dukes open their home schedule at Rooney Field in Pittsburgh, Pa., on Sept. 26 when the Virginia-Lynchburg Dragons visit. That will also conclude non-conference play for Duquesne.

Duquesne opens their seven-game Northeast Conference (NEC) schedule on Oct. 3 on the road against Central Connecticut. The Dukes then return home to host Robert Morris on Oct. 10 before traveling to take on Wagner on Oct. 17.

Next, the Dukes play three consecutive games at Rooney Field. Sacred Heart and LIU visit in back-to-back weeks on Oct. 24 and Oct. 31, respectively. Duquesne then enjoys an open date on Nov. 7 before hosting Bryant on Nov. 14.

Duquesne closes out their regular-season schedule on Nov. 21 with a road trip to take on Saint Francis U.

Below is Duquesne’s complete 2020 football schedule:

Duquesne Football Schedule

  • 09/05 – at Air Force
  • 09/12 – at Youngstown State
  • 09/19 – at Coastal Carolina
  • 09/26 – Virginia-Lynchburg
  • 10/03 – at Central Connecticut
  • 10/10 – Robert Morris
  • 10/17 – at Wagner
  • 10/24 – Sacred Heart
  • 10/31 – LIU
  • 11/07 – OFF
  • 11/14 – Bryant
  • 11/21 – at Saint Francis U.

The Duquesne Dukes are led by head coach Jerry Schmitt. Entering his 16th season at the helm, the Dukes are 98-67 under Schmitt’s watch.

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How long until Duquesne joins Summit League football (the MVFC membership plus potential new Summit members Augustana and St. Thomas)?