Tennessee State adds Kentucky State to complete 2021 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Tennessee State Tigers have added the Kentucky State Thorobreds to complete their 2021 football schedule, the school announced on Monday.

Tennessee State will host Kentucky State at Hale Stadium in Nashville, Tenn., on Saturday, Sept. 18. Kentucky State is a member of the Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (SIAC) in Division II.

The Kentucky State game will follow Tennessee State’s neutral-site non-conference contests against Grambling State on Sunday, Sept. 5 in Canton, Ohio, and against Jackson State on Saturday, Sept. 11 in Memphis, Tenn.

The Tigers are also scheduled to play at fellow Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) member Austin Peay on Oct. 2 and at Mississippi State on Nov. 20 in non-conference action.

Ohio Valley home opponents for Tennessee State in fall 2021 include Tennessee Tech, Murray State, and Austin Peay. Away OVC games include Southeast Missouri, Eastern Illinois, and UT Martin.

Below is Tennessee 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 Tennessee State Football Schedule

  • 09/05 – Grambling State (in Canton, OH)
  • 09/11 – Jackson State (in Memphis, TN)
  • 09/18 – Kentucky State
  • 09/25 – at Southeast Missouri*
  • 10/02 – at Austin Peay
  • 10/09 – OFF
  • 10/16 – Tennessee Tech*
  • 10/23 – at Eastern Illinois*
  • 10/30 – Murray State*
  • 11/06 – at UT Martin*
  • 11/13 – Austin Peay*
  • 11/20 – at Mississippi State

* Ohio Valley contest.

Tennessee State is currently 1-3 during the spring 2021 football season. The Tigers are next scheduled to host UT Martin on Sunday, March 28.