Murray State adds Mississippi Valley State to complete 2021 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Murray State Racers have added the Mississippi Valley State Delta Devils to complete their 2021 football schedule, the school announced on Monday.

Murray State will host Mississippi Valley State at Roy Stewart Stadium in Murray, Ky., on Saturday, Sept. 4, which will be the season-opener for both schools.

Earlier on Monday, the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) announced their schedule for the fall 2021 season. Each OVC team will play a six-game conference schedule with five non-conference contests. Those non-conference contests can include games with other OVC opponents, but they won’t count in the league standings.

The Racers’ non-conference schedule also includes back-to-back contests at Cincinnati on Sept. 11 and at Bowling Green on Sept. 18. Murray State will also host OVC member Eastern Illinois in a non-conference contest on Oct. 2 and will play at Southeast Missouri on Oct. 16.

Ohio Valley home opponents include Austin Peay, Tennessee Tech, and Southeast Missouri. Away OVC games include UT Martin, Tennessee State, and Eastern Illinois.

Below is Murray State’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 Murray State Football Schedule

  • 09/04 – Mississippi Valley State
  • 09/11 – at Cincinnati
  • 09/18 – at Bowling Green
  • 09/25 – OFF
  • 10/02 – Eastern Illinois
  • 10/09 – at UT Martin*
  • 10/16 – at Southeast Missouri
  • 10/23 – Austin Peay*
  • 10/30 – at Tennessee State*
  • 11/06 – Tennessee Tech*
  • 11/13 – Southeast Missouri*
  • 11/20 – at Eastern Illinois*

* Ohio Valley contest.

Murray State is currently 4-0 during the spring 2021 football season. The Racers are next scheduled to host Eastern Illinois on Sunday, March 28.