Texas State adds Incarnate Word to 2021 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The Texas State Bobcats have added the Incarnate Word Cardinals to their 2021 football schedule, according to their official athletics website.

Texas State will host Incarnate Word at Bobcat Stadium in San Marcos, Texas, on Saturday, Sept. 18, 2021. The game will mark the second meeting on the gridiron between the two schools.

In their first-ever meeting on Oct. 1, 2016, Texas State defeated Incarnate Word in San Marcos, 48-17.

Incarnate Word is a member of the Southland Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The Cardinals finished the 2019 season 5-7 overall and 4-5 in Southland Conference action.

The addition of Incarnate Word completes Texas State’s non-conference football schedule for the 2021 season. The Bobcats are scheduled to open the season at home against Baylor on Sept. 4 and will travel to play FIU on Sept. 11 and Eastern Michigan on Sept. 25.

Incarnate Word has also completed their 2021 non-conference slate with the addition of Texas State. The Cardinals are set to open the season at Youngstown State on Thursday, Sept. 2 before hosting Prairie View A&M at Gayle and Tom Benson Stadium in San Antonio, Texas, on Sept. 11.

Earlier on Thursday, Texas State and UTSA announced an extension of their football series through the 2031 season. The two schools will meet at Texas State in 2020, 2024, 2026, 2028, and 2030 and at UTSA in 2023, 2025, 2027, 2029, and 2031.

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