North Carolina Central announces 2020 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The North Carolina Central Eagles have announced their 2020 football schedule, which includes five contests at home.

North Carolina Central will open the 2020 season on the road against the Ohio Bobcats on Saturday, Sept. 5. Ohio is the only Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponent for North Carolina Central next season.

The following week on Sept. 12, the Eagles host the Winston-Salem State Rams in their home-opener at O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium in Durham, N.C. The Rams compete in the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) in Division II.

NCCU closes out their non-conference schedule in 2020 with a road contest at the Tennessee Tech Golden Eagles on Sept. 19.

The Eagles begin Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) action with consecutive home games in Durham against the Morgan State Bears on Sept. 26 and the Florida A&M Rattlers on Oct. 3.

North Carolina Central then hits the road to play the Bethune-Cookman Wildcats on Oct. 10 and, after their only bye week of the season, the Delaware State Hornets on Oct. 24.

The Howard Bison visit O’Kelly-Riddick Stadium on Oct. 31 for North Carolina Central’s annual Homecoming. NCCU then travels for consecutive road games at the Norfolk State Spartans on Nov. 7 and the South Carolina State Bulldogs on Nov. 14.

North Carolina Central closes out the 2020 regular-season on Nov. 21 at home in Durham against the North Carolina A&T Aggies.

NCCU has recorded a 4-5 overall record and a 3-2 record in MEAC play so far this season. The Eagles last won the MEAC championship in 2016.

2020 NC Central Football Schedule

  • 09/05 – at Ohio
  • 09/12 – Winston-Salem State
  • 09/19 – at Tennessee Tech
  • 09/26 – Morgan State
  • 10/03 – Florida A&M
  • 10/10 – at Bethune-Cookman
  • 10/17 – OFF
  • 10/24 – at Delaware State
  • 10/31 – Howard
  • 11/07 – at Norfolk State
  • 11/14 – at South Carolina State
  • 11/21 – North Carolina A&T

Future NC Central Football Schedules

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