Tarleton State announces Spring 2021 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Tarleton State Texans have announced their Spring 2021 football schedule, which includes five home games and eight contests overall.

The slate marks the first for the university at the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS) level, as the school moves up from Division II. The school will play as an independent this season.

Tarleton State opens its maiden FCS campaign at home at Memorial Stadium in Stephenville, Texas, against McNeese on Saturday, Feb. 13. The following week on Feb. 20, Tarleton State travels to face New Mexico State, which will be their first game against a Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponent.

Four of Tarleton’s next five games are at home: Dixie State (Feb. 27), Mississippi College (March 6), Midwestern State (March 20), and Northeastern State (March 27).

Tarleton State will also travel to face Dixie State on March 13 and Alabama State on April 3 (pending contract agreement).

Below is the complete Tarleton State football schedule for the Spring 2021 season:

  • 02/13 – McNeese
  • 02/20 – at New Mexico State
  • 02/27 – Dixie State
  • 03/06 – Mississippi College
  • 03/13 – at Dixie State
  • 03/20 – Midwestern State
  • 03/27 – Northeastern State
  • 04/03 – at Alabama State

“We’re very excited about the new schedule we were able to put together over the last few months,” said Tarleton State head coach Todd Whitten. “After having to start over on the schedule, our administration worked very hard in putting together a quality schedule at the FCS level and we’re excited to get back to playing on Saturday nights.”

Tarleton State finished its final Division II campaign undefeated in 2019, winning the Lone Star Conference. Coach Todd Whitten received a contract extension after the season, and will guide the Texans through 2025.

Tarleton State Football Schedule