South Carolina State announces fall 2021 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The South Carolina State Bulldogs have announced their 2021 football schedule, which features a game at Clemson.

South Carolina State opens the fall 2021 season with three consecutive road non-conference contests, beginning at Alabama A&M on Saturday, Sept. 4. The Bulldogs then travel to take on Clemson the following week on Sept. 11 before playing at New Mexico State on Sept. 18.

After an open date, South Carolina State opens their home schedule at Oliver C. Dawson Stadium in Orangeburg, S.C., against Bethune-Cookman on Oct. 2. A trip to take on Florida A&M follows on Oct. 9, while a visit from North Carolina A&T on Nov. 13 wraps up South Carolina State’s non-conference slate.

Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference (MEAC) play for the Bulldogs begins on Oct. 16 at home against Morgan State, which is also Homecoming weekend. Howard, slated to visit on Nov. 6, is the only other conference home game for South Carolina State.

The Bulldogs will travel to face MEAC foes Delaware State (Oct. 23), North Carolina Central (Oct. 30), and Norfolk State (Nov. 20).

Below is South Carolina State’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 SC State Football Schedule

  • 09/04 – at Alabama A&M
  • 09/11 – at Clemson
  • 09/18 – at New Mexico State
  • 09/25 – OFF
  • 10/02 – Bethune-Cookman
  • 10/09 – at Florida A&M
  • 10/16 – Morgan State*
  • 10/23 – at Delaware State*
  • 10/30 – at NC Central*
  • 11/06 – Howard*
  • 11/13 – North Carolina A&T
  • 11/20 – at Norfolk State*

* MEAC contest.

South Carolina State finished the spring MEAC season 3-1 overall and 2-0 in conference action.