BEMIDJI, Minn. -- The Bemidji State University football program will return to the field Sept. 2 for the 2021 season opener at the University of Sioux Falls, as announced by head coach Brent Bolte on Friday. The Beavers and Cougars open the schedule with a Thursday night, primetime kick-off ahead of six home games for BSU.
The Beaver Football schedule totals 11 games, including six at Chet Anderson Stadium in Bemidji, Minn., and five on the road. Following BSU’s season-opener on Sept. 2, Bemidji State will host its home-opener, First Responders Day and Youth Football Day at 2 p.m. on Saturday, Sept. 11 against Wayne State College. The Beavers hit the road Sept. 18 against Minnesota State University, Mankato before closing the month with BSU homecoming at 2:00 p.m. Sept. 25 against Augustana University at home.
Bemidji State will open the month of October with senior day at 2 p.m. on Oct. 2 against Minot State University. BSU will then travel on Oct. 9 to take on Concordia University-St. Paul before returning home at 1 p.m. on Oct. 16 for the Battle Axe Rivalry Game against Minnesota State University Moorhead. Bemidji State will hit the road again Oct. 23 at the University of Minnesota Duluth and will close the month at 1 p.m. on Oct. 30 with Military Appreciation Day against Southwest Minnesota State University.
Bemidji State will play two games in the month of November to finish the season, beginning Nov. 6 against Northern State University in Aberdeen, S.D. BSU will host its final regular season game at 1 p.m. on Nov. 13 against the University of Mary.
The 2021 NCAA Division II football playoffs will begin Nov. 20 with the championship game slated for Dec. 18 in McKinney, Texas.
2021 Bemidji State Football Schedule
|Sept. 2 (Thurs.)||at Sioux Falls||6:00 p.m.||Sioux Falls, S.D.|
|Sept. 11||Wayne State #||2:00 p.m.||Bemidji, Minn.|
|Sept. 18||at Minnesota State||4:00 p.m.||Mankato, Minn.|
|Sept. 25||Augustana @||2:00 p.m.||Bemidji, Minn.|
|Oct. 2||Minot State %||2:00 p.m.||Bemidji, Minn.|
|Oct. 9||at Concordia-St. Paul||12:00 p.m.||St. Paul, Minn.|
|Oct. 16||MSU Moorhead !||1:00 p.m.||Bemidji, Minn.|
|Oct. 23||at Minnesota Duluth||2:00 p.m.||Duluth, Minn.|
|Oct. 30||Soutwhest Minn. State $||1:00 p.m.||Bemidji, Minn.|
|Nov. 6||at Northern State||1:00 p.m.||Aberdeen, S.D.|
|Nov. 13||UMary||1:00 p.m.||Bemidji, Minn.|
* Dates and times subject to change
# First Responders/Youth Football Day
% Senior Day
! Battle Axe Rivalry
$ Military Appreciation
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).