BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The 2020 Bemidji State University football season is slated to begin with a Thursday night, primetime kick-off Sept. 3 on the road at the University of Sioux Falls, as head coach Brent Bolte released the full season schedule on Wednesday.
The schedule includes 11 games, six in Bemidji, Minn., at Chet Anderson Stadium and five on the road. Following BSU’s season-opener on Sept. 3, Bemidji State will host its home-opener and Youth Football Day at 4 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 12 against Wayne State College. The Beavers hit the road Sept. 19 against Minnesota State University, Mankato before closing the month with BSU’s annual Shrine Game on Sept. 26 with a 4 p.m. kick-off at home against Augustana University.
Bemidji State will open the month of October with Homecoming at 2 p.m. on Oct. 3 against Minot State University. BSU will then travel on Oct. 10 to take on Concordia University-St. Paul before returning home at 1 p.m. on Oct. 17 for the Lions Vision Awareness Game against Minnesota State University Moorhead. Bemidji State will hit the road again Oct. 24 at the University of Minnesota Duluth and will close the month at 1 p.m. on Oct. 31 with Military/First Responders Appreciation Day against Southwest Minnesota State University.
Bemidji State will play two games in the month of November to finish the season, beginning Nov. 7 against Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D. BSU will honor its senior class at 1 p.m. on Nov. 14 on Senior Day against the University of Mary.
The 2020 NCAA Division II football playoffs will begin Nov. 21 with the championship game slated for Dec. 19 in McKinney, Texas.
2020 Bemidji State Football Schedule
Date Opponent Time H/A
Sept. 3 Sioux Falls 6 p.m. Away
Sept. 12 Wayne State # 4 p.m. Home
Sept. 19 Minnesota State 1 p.m. Away
Sept. 26 Augustana ^ 4 p.m. Home
Oct. 3 Minot State @ 2 p.m. Home
Oct. 10 Concordia-St. Paul 12 p.m. Away
Oct. 17 MSU Moorhead ! 1 p.m. Home
Oct. 24 Minnesota Duluth 1 p.m. Away
Oct. 31 Southwest Minn. State $ 1 p.m. Home
Nov. 7 Northern State 1 p.m. Away
Nov. 14 UMary % 1 p.m. Home
* Dates and times subject to change
# Youth Football Day
^ Shrine Game
! Lions Vision Awareness Game
$ Military/First Responders Appreciation
% Senior Day
Nestled in Northern Minnesota’s wooded region and located on the shore of Lake Bemidji, Bemidji State University sponsors 15 varsity athletic programs with NCAA Division I men’s and women’s hockey membership in the Western Collegiate Hockey Association, while its 13 NCAA Division II programs hold membership in the Northern Sun Intercollegiate Conference (NSIC).