CONWAY, S.C. (WMBF) – The 2021 conference schedule for the Coastal Carolina Chanticleers football team was released on Monday.
According to a press release, the schedule includes three midweek games that will be broadcast live on national television. Kickoff times will be announced at a later date, as will networks for all games.
CCU will open the 2021 schedule with home games versus The Citadel on Saturday, Sept. 4, and Kansas on Saturday, Sept. 11.
The contest versus the Jayhawks will mark the first time in program history that the Chanticleers will host a Power 5 opponent in Brooks Stadium, the release stated.
The Chanticleers will then hit the road to take on the Buffalo Bulls out of the Mid-American Conference for the first time on Saturday, Sept. 18, before returning home to renew the series with the Massachusetts Minutemen on Saturday, Sept. 25. The Sun Belt Conference Championship title defense begins with the conference opener at home versus ULM on Saturday, Oct. 2, the release stated.
Coastal’s next three contests will all come midweek, as the Chanticleers will continue Sun Belt play on the road at Arkansas State on Thursday, Oct. 7, before a Wednesday night Sun Belt East Division road clash at Appalachian State on Wednesday, Oct. 20.
The third midweek contest will be at home on Thursday night, Oct. 28, versus the Troy Trojans.
The 2020 Sun Belt Conference Champions will return to Saturday action on Nov. 6 with a divisional contest at Georgia Southern, before playing back-to-back home games versus Georgia State on Saturday, Nov. 13, and Texas State on Saturday, Nov. 20.
The Chants will wrap up the 2021 regular-season slate on the road at South Alabama on the Saturday after Thanksgiving, Nov. 27.
The 2021 Sun Belt Conference Championship Game is slated to take place on Saturday, Dec. 4, and once again will be held at a campus site.