Samford releases fall 2021 football schedule

By Brian Wilmer -

The Samford Bulldogs have released their fall 2021 football schedule, which features five home games and six games away from Birmingham.

Two Ohio Valley Conference opponents start the slate, with Tennessee Tech opening the year at Seibert Stadium in Homewood, Ala., on Thursday, Sept. 2, followed by a trip to UT Martin on Saturday, Sept. 11.

Southern Conference (SoCon) play commences the following week in Cullowhee, N.C., as the Bulldogs trek to the mountains to face off with Western Carolina. East Tennessee State descends on Birmingham on Sept. 25 to close out the month’s festivities.

Road games at Mercer (Oct. 2) and Wofford (Oct. 16) sandwich a Bulldog bye, with Chattanooga offering Samford’s lone home tilt in October the following week. A trip to Lexington, Va., to face VMI ends October on the day before Halloween.

The Citadel visits the Magic City on Saturday, Nov. 6, before the Bulldogs hit the road to Gainesville to do battle with Florida in the Swamp on Nov. 13. The Paladins of Furman close out the regular-season slate with a Nov. 20 tilt.

Below is Samford’s complete schedule for the 2021 season, plus a link to their schedule page which will be updated with kickoff times and TV as they are announced:

2021 Samford Football Schedule

  • 09/02 – Tennessee Tech
  • 09/11 – at UT Martin
  • 09/18 – at Western Carolina
  • 09/25 – ETSU
  • 10/02 – at Mercer
  • 10/09 – OFF
  • 10/16 – at Wofford
  • 10/23 – Chattanooga
  • 10/30 – at VMI
  • 11/06 – The Citadel
  • 11/13 – at Florida
  • 11/20 – Furman

Samford is 3-3 in its current spring 2021 campaign, with a season-ending game against Mercer at noon (Central) on Saturday, Apr. 17.

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Mercer’s website has one lone game listed with Yale on 10/2, but this puts Samford at Mercer on 10/2. I wonder where the change will drop. Also, looking at the rest of the SOCON, if Wofford doesn’t make a change, they’ll have their bye week in week 2, then will play 10 straight weekends. That’s tough. All other SOCON teams are playing non-con on 9/11.