Ohio adds Delaware State to 2023 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Ohio Bobcats have added the Delaware State Hornets to their 2023 football schedule, according to Ohio’s official athletics website.

Ohio will host Delaware State at Peden Stadium in Athens, Ohio, on September 2, 2023. The game will mark the first-ever meeting between the two schools on the gridiron.

Delaware State is a member of the Mid-Eastern Athletic Association (MEAC) in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The Hornets lost their first game of the 2019 season at the Delaware Blue Hens, 31-13.

The addition of Delaware State tentatively completes Ohio’s 2023 non-conference football schedule. After opening the season at home against Delaware State, Ohio travels to take on Florida Atlantic on Sept. 9 before returning to Athens to host Iowa State on Sept. 16. Ohio’s final non-conference game of the season is at Rutgers in Sept. 30.

Ohio is the first known opponent for Delaware State’s non-conference football schedule for the 2023 season.

The Ohio Bobcats, 1-1 so far this season, travel to take on the Marshall Thundering Herd in the “Battle for the Bell” rivalry on Saturday, Sept. 14. Delaware State, which was off this past weekend, opens their home schedule on the same day against the Lincoln (Pa.) Lions.

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