Northwestern State to play at Tulsa in 2020, at North Texas in 2021

By Kevin Kelley -

The Northwestern State Demons will play at the Tulsa Golden Hurricane in 2020 and at the North Texas Mean Green in 2021, has learned.

Copies of contracts for both games were obtained from Northwestern State University via a state public records request.

Northwestern State will travel to play Tulsa at H.A. Chapman Stadium in Tulsa, Oklahoma, on Sept. 19, 2020. The Demons will receive a $375,000 guarantee for the game, per the copy of the contract.

In their first and only meeting on the gridiron back in 1983, Tulsa defeated Northwestern State 26-19 in Tulsa.

Tulsa is the first non-conference opponent scheduled for Northwestern State for the 2020 season.

With the addition of Northwestern State, Tulsa has now tentatively completed their 2020 non-conference schedule. The Golden Hurricane are also slated to host Toledo (Sept. 5) and travel to both Oklahoma State (Sept. 12) and Arkansas State (Sept. 26) that season.

Northwestern State will travel to face North Texas on Sept. 4, 2021. UNT will pay NSU a $375,000 guarantee for the game, per the copy of the contract.

Northwestern State and North Texas first met on the gridiron in 1985 and have played 10 times overall. North Texas won the most recent meeting 28-25 in 1994, but Northwestern State still leads the series 6-4.

North Texas is the first scheduled non-conference opponent for Northwestern State for the 2021 season.

North Texas was previously scheduled to host Rhode Island on Sept. 4, 2021, so that game has obviously been postponed or canceled altogether.

Other non-conference opponents on North Texas’ 2021 schedule include SMU (Sept. 11) and Missouri (Oct. 16), both on the road, and Liberty (Oct. 23) at home.

NSU-UT Martin Series

When Northwestern State and UT Martin announced their 2019 schedules, they included a matchup with each other that is scheduled for Aug. 29, 2019 in Martin, Tennessee.

According to a copy of the game contract obtained from NSU, UT Martin will return the trip and play the Demons at Harry Turpin Stadium in Natchitoches, Louisiana, in 2021 on a date to be announced.

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