Northern Iowa releases fall 2021 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Northern Iowa Panthers have released their fall 2021 football schedule, which includes five home games at the UNI-Dome in Cedar Falls, Iowa.

Northern Iowa opens its 2021 campaign with a Sept. 4 trek to Ames, Iowa, to take on the Iowa State Cyclones. The Panthers then travel to face Sacramento State on Sept. 11 before hosting their first opponent of the season, new FCS member St. Thomas, at the UNI-Dome on Sept. 18.

Missouri Valley Football Conference (MVFC) opponents coming to Cedar Falls include Youngstown State on Oct. 2, South Dakota on Oct. 16, Southern Illinois on Oct. 30, and Western Illinois on Nov. 20.

UNI’s road MVFC opponents this fall include North Dakota State on Oct. 9, South Dakota State on Oct. 23, Illinois State on Nov. 6, and Missouri State on Nov. 13.

Below is Northern Iowa’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 Northern Iowa Football Schedule

  • 09/04 – at Iowa State
  • 09/11 – at Sacramento State
  • 09/18 – St. Thomas
  • 09/25 – OFF
  • 10/02 – Youngstown State*
  • 10/09 – at North Dakota State*
  • 10/16 – South Dakota*
  • 10/23 – at South Dakota State*
  • 10/30 – Southern Illinois*
  • 11/06 – at Illinois State*
  • 11/13 – at Missouri State*
  • 11/20 – Western Illinois*

* MVFC contest.

Northern Iowa wrapped up their spring 2021 campaign 3-4 in MVFC action. In UNI’s final spring contest, they fell at home to North Dakota State, 23-20.

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