The UT Martin Skyhawks will open the 2019 season against the Northwestern State Demons, according to UTM’s official website.
UT Martin will host Northwestern State at Hardy M. Graham Stadium in Martin, Tennessee on Saturday, Aug. 31. The game will be the third overall meeting between the two schools on the gridiron.
The two schools previously met in a home-and-home series way back in the 1960’s. UT Martin won the first game 19-17 at home in 1965, and then the Skyhawks fell 26-7 on the road in Natchitoches, Louisiana in 1966.
The addition of Northwestern State tentatively completes UT Martin’s football schedule for the 2019 season. Other home games for UT Martin in 2019 include Murray State (Sept. 28), Eastern Illinois (Oct. 19), Jacksonville State (Nov. 2), and Tennessee State (Nov. 16).
The Skyhawks will travel to take on Florida (Sept. 7), Southern Illinois (Sept. 14), Eastern Kentucky (Oct. 5), Tennessee Tech (Oct. 12), Southeast Missouri (Oct. 26), Austin Peay (Nov. 9), and Kentucky (Nov. 23).
UT Martin was previously scheduled to begin a home-and-home series with Missouri State in Martin in 2019. However, it appears the 2019 game has been postponed. The Skyhawks are slated to travel to Springfield on Sept. 10, 2022.
UT Martin is the second known non-conference game for Northwestern State in 2019. The Demons are also scheduled to play at LSU on Sept. 14.