St. Thomas Tommies announce 2023 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The St. Thomas Tommies have announced their 2023 football schedule, which features a road contest at Harvard.

St. Thomas opens the 2023 season on Saturday, Sept. 2 against the Black Hills State Yellow Jackets at home at O’Shaughnessy Stadium in St. Paul, Minn. The Tommies then travel for back-to-back road contests at the South Dakota Coyotes on Sept. 9 and the Harvard Crimson on Sept. 16.

St. Thomas begins Pioneer Football League (PFL) play at home on Sept. 23 against the Morehead State Eagles. Other PFL opponents slated to visit St. Paul in 2023 include Butler on Oct. 7 (Homecoming), Marist on Oct. 28, and Valparaiso on Nov. 18.

The Tommies will travel to face PFL foes Dayton on Sept. 30, Drake on Oct. 14, Stetson on Oct. 21, and San Diego on Nov. 11.

Below is St. Thomas’s complete schedule for the 2023 season, plus a link to their schedule page which will be updated with kickoff times and TV as they are announced:

2023 St. Thomas Football Schedule

  • 09/02 – Black Hills State
  • 09/09 – at South Dakota
  • 09/16 – at Harvard
  • 09/23 – Morehead State*
  • 09/30 – at Dayton*
  • 10/07 – Butler*
  • 10/14 – at Drake*
  • 10/21 – at Stetson*
  • 10/28 – Marist*
  • 11/04 – OFF
  • 11/11 – at San Diego*
  • 11/18 – Valparaiso*

Pioneer League contest.

St. Thomas claimed the Pioneer Football League championship last season after finishing 8-0 in conference play (10-1 overall). The Tommies are entering their 16th season under the guidance of head coach Glenn Caruso, who has a 143-25 overall record at the school.

Comments (5)

It looks increasingly likely that the Dayton/SEMO game will be on Week 9 (Oct 28).
After Presbyterian announced their schedule, only Butler, Davidson, Dayton, and Marist are left in the PFL, so there are only 10 more conference games left to be scheduled. Davidson needs 2 more OOC opponents, and Marist needs 1.

Butler announced their schedule a week ago. Dayton already has 3 non-conference opponents (9/2 AT Illinois State, 9/9 VS Central State, and TBA VS Southeast Missouri.) I could be wrong but I think there are only 7 remaining non-conference schedule openings in the FCS. Weber State, Lindenwood, Marist, Samford, and Nicholls each have 1 opening left. Davidson has 2 openings left.

Butler has not announced anything. We reported their final two non-conference opponents based on other team releases.

Also, Columbia needs one opponent. And Stonehill and SFU each announced 10-game schedules.

The following schools still need to complete their OOC schedules, they need 1 game unless otherwise indicated:
Weber St, Lindenwood, Kennesaw State (2), Columbia, St. Francis, Stonehill, Davidson (2), Marist, Samford, and Nicholls State.
That adds up to 12 openings.
UAPB & Central Arkansas still need to schedule their game as well–it will either be cancelled, rescheduled for another year, scheduled for Week 0, or some SWAC and WAC games will have to be reshuffled in order for it to take place during the season.

Keep in mind some schools may stick with less than the maximum number of games. Unless Kennesaw can find a home game or a good guarantee, they have no incentive to play since they are ineligible for the postseason.