Ohio Valley Conference announces fall 2021 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) has released their fall 2021 football schedule, which includes seven members.

The OVC previously released their football schedule for the next several seasons, but they had to scrap them following the loss of Eastern Kentucky and Jacksonville State to the ASUN Conference.

In the fall of 2021, each Ohio Valley Conference school will play a six-game round robin schedule with five non-conference contests. Some of the non-conference games will be with other Ohio Valley teams, but those games will not count in the conference standings.

“This scheduling effort epitomized the spirit of cooperation and collaboration that exists among the OVC members,” said OVC Commissioner Beth DeBauche. “As a by-product of this effort, we believe we will enhance the sense of rivalry in the Conference and provide us with opportunities to showcase our outstanding level of competition.”

Below is the fall 2021 Ohio Valley football schedule. Tennessee Tech still has two non-conference games to announce.

Fall 2021 OVC Football Schedule

Saturday, Aug. 28
Eastern Illinois at Indiana State

Thursday, Sept. 2
Austin Peay at Chattanooga
Southern Illinois at Southeast Missouri

Saturday, Sept. 4
Eastern Illinois at South Carolina
Mississippi Valley State at Murray State
UT Martin at WKU

Sunday, Sept. 5
Tennessee State vs. Grambling (in Canton, OH)

Saturday, Sept. 11
Austin Peay at Ole Miss
Eastern Illinois at Dayton
Furman at Tennessee Tech
Murray State at Cincinnati
Samford at UT Martin
Southeast Missouri at Sam Houston State
Tennessee State vs. Jackson State (in Memphis, TN)

Saturday, Sept. 18
Illinois State at Eastern Illinois
Kentucky State at Tennessee State
Morehead State at Austin Peay
Murray State at Bowling Green
Southeast Missouri at Missouri
Tennessee Tech at Tennessee
UT Martin at Northwestern State

Saturday, Sept. 25
Eastern Illinois at Tennessee Tech*
Tennessee State at Southeast Missouri*
Austin Peay at Eastern Kentucky
UT Martin at Jacksonville State

Saturday, Oct. 2
Southeast Missouri at Tennessee Tech*
Eastern Illinois at Murray State
Tennessee State at Austin Peay

Saturday, Oct. 9
Southeast Missouri at Austin Peay*
Murray State at UT Martin*
Tennessee Tech at NC Central

Saturday, Oct. 16
UT Martin at Eastern Illinois*
Tennessee Tech at Tennessee State*
Murray State at Southeast Missouri

Saturday, Oct. 23
Austin Peay at Murray State*
Tennessee State at Eastern Illinois*
Southeast Missouri at UT Martin

Saturday, Oct. 30
Austin Peay at UT Martin*
Eastern Illinois at Southeast Missouri*
Murray State at Tennessee State*

Saturday, Nov. 6
Eastern Illinois at Austin Peay*
Tennessee Tech at Murray State*
Tennessee State at UT Martin*

Saturday, Nov. 13
Austin Peay at Tennessee State*
Southeast Missouri at Murray State*
UT Martin at Tennessee Tech*

Saturday, Nov. 20
Tennessee Tech at Austin Peay*
Murray State at Eastern Illinois*
UT Martin at Southeast Missouri*
Tennessee State at Mississippi State

* Ohio Valley contest.

Ohio Valley Football Schedule