ODU football announces 2021 program

NORFOLK, Va. (ODUSports.com) – Aged Dominion College Football announced its 2021 plan on Wednesday, as the Monarchs will open the time at Wake Forest on Friday, Sept. 3. The Monarchs will host Hampton in head mentor Ricky Rahne’s initial property video game on Saturday, Sept. 11.

“We are thrilled to announce our 2021 timetable. This agenda attributes six thrilling home video games for our enthusiasts and some terrific atmospheres for our system to compete on the street,” Rahne said. “With this announcement, the procedure for planning for the 2021 time genuinely starts, but our key priority will continue to be 1- just about every and just about every working day.”

The period-opener at Wake Forest will be the initially time in university history ODU opens towards a Energy-5 opponent. The match will be nationally televised on ACCN on Friday, Sept. 3.

ODU opens its residence timetable at S.B. Ballard Stadium with Hampton the next weekend. The Monarchs are 5- all-time against the Pirates, as the two educational facilities very last performed in 2016, a 54-21 ODU victory.

The Monarchs journey to Liberty on Saturday, Sept. 18 to choose on the Flames. Liberty went 10-1 in 2020 and defeated Coastal Carolina 37-34 (OT) in the Mortgage Treatment Bowl and was rated No. 17 in the remaining Linked Press (AP) poll.

Continuing the topic of highway games adopted by a dwelling recreation, ODU returns residence on Saturday, Sept. 18 to get on Buffalo. This is also the 1st assembly in between the Monarchs and the Bulls. Buffalo went 61 in 2020, with their only reduction in the MAC Championship match to Ball Point out. They completed their season with a 17-10 get in the Camellia Bowl around Marshall and have been ranked No. 25 in the final AP poll.

The Monarchs open up Convention United states perform on Saturday, Oct. 2 at UTEP. This will be the third time ODU will participate in in El Paso, and the fourth time total. ODU is 2-1 all-time in opposition to the Miners.

ODU will engage in consecutive absent video games for the only time all period, as the Monarchs vacation to Marshall on Saturday, Oct. 9. Marshall will be led by to start with calendar year head coach, Charles Huff.

The Monarchs return residence on Saturday, Oct. 16 to acquire on Western Kentucky.

ODU has a bye on Saturday, Oct. 23 and will remain in Norfolk on Saturday, Oct. 30 to host Louisiana Tech. This will be just the second meeting amongst ODU and LA Tech. ODU received the initial assembly in unforgettable style, 30-27 in extra time, on a Taylor Heinicke landing go to David Washington.

The Monarchs hit the road once more on Saturday, Nov. 6 as they journey to Miami to take on FIU. The Panthers performed a truncated routine in 2020 and went -5.

ODU returns residence on Saturday, Nov. 13 as Florida Atlantic will come to Norfolk. FAU went 5-4 in 2020 underneath to start with 12 months head coach Willie Taggart.

Aged Dominion will journey to Middle Tennessee on Saturday, Nov. 20 for the street finale.

On Saturday, Nov. 27 the Monarchs host Charlotte in the year finale. ODU retains a 3-2 series benefit towards the 49ers.


Opponent Location Time
9/3 Wake Forest Winston-Salem, N.C. TBA
9/11 Hampton Norfolk, Va. TBA
9/18 Liberty Lynchburg, Va. TBA
9/25 Buffalo Norfolk, Va. TBA
10/2 UTEP El Paso, Texas TBA
10/9 Marshall Huntington, W. Va. TBA
10/16 WKU Norfolk, Va. TBA
10/30 Louisiana Tech Norfolk, Va. TBA
11/6 FIU Miami, Fla. TBA
11/13 Florida Atlantic Norfolk, Va. TBA
11/20 Center Tennessee Murfreesboro, Tenn. TBA
11/27 Charlotte Norfolk, Va. TBA