UT Martin to play at Samford in 2023

By Kevin Kelley -

The UT Martin Skyhawks will play at the Samford Bulldogs in 2023, according to UTM’s official athletics website.

UT Martin will travel to take on Samford at Seibert Stadium in Homewood, Ala., on Saturday Nov. 18, 2023. The future matchup was confirmed by the Samford University.

It’s not clear if the 2023 game is part of a home-and-home series, but Samford is scheduled to play at UT Martin on Sept. 11, 2021.

UT Martin and Samford first met on the gridiron in 1958 and have played a total of 19 contests. In their most recent matchup in 2007, the Skyhawks defeated the Bulldogs 31-21 in Martin, Tenn., but the Bulldogs still lead the overall series 15-3-1.

Samford, currently a member of the Southern Conference (SoCon), previously played in the Ohio Valley Conference, of which UT Martin is still a member. The two schools played conference matchups from 2003 through 2007.

UT Martin has completed their football schedule for the 2023 season, which also includes non-conference matchups at Georgia on Sept. 2 and home against Missouri State on Sept. 9.

In Ohio Valley Conference play in 2023, UT Martin will host Tennessee State, Murray State, Eastern Kentucky, and Austin Peay. Road contests include Tennessee Tech, Southeast Missouri, Jacksonville State, and Eastern Illinois.

UT Martin is the first known non-conference opponent for Samford for the 2023 season.

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