Sun Belt 2021 Schedules

March 2, 2021 by

The Sun Belt Conference and ESPN unveiled the league’s 2021 football schedule.

“Sun Belt football had a record breaking 2020 season and we look to build on that success in 2021,” Sun Belt Commissioner Keith Gill said. “The Sun Belt had the most non-conference wins of any FBS Conference last year, won more than 80% of our bowl games and our great relationship with ESPN resulted in 26 million viewers watching Sun Belt football which was 175% more than in 2019.”

The 2021 season will mark the tenth consecutive year that every Sun Belt home game will be carried live on an ESPN platform. 

2020 SBC Co-Champions Coastal Carolina and Louisiana headline the midweek portion of the television schedule with six games between the two programs featured on ESPN networks. 2019 Sun Belt Conference Champions App State and Arkansas State are also featured prominently with each scheduled for two games on an ESPN network.

ESPN Midweek Selections (Networks TBD) : 

  • Thursday, October 7:              Coastal Carolina @ Arkansas State
  • Tuesday, October 12:              App State @ Louisiana
  • Thursday, October 14:            Georgia Southern @ South Alabama
  • Wednesday, October 20:        Coastal Carolina @ App State
  • Thursday, October 21:            Louisiana @ Arkansas State
  • Thursday, October 28:            Troy @ Coastal Carolina
  • Thursday, November 4:          Georgia State @ Louisiana

Kickoff times and networks for games in the first three weeks of the season will be selected in early June. All other games, outside of midweek contests, will fall into ESPN’s 12 day selection process. Networks for midweek contests will be announced in the coming weeks.

Team-By-Team Schedules
App State
9/2       East Carolina#
9/11    at Miami
9/18    Elon
9/25    Marshall
10/2    at Georgia State*
10/12  at Louisiana*
10/20  Coastal Carolina*
10/30  ULM*
11/6    at Arkansas State*
11/13  South Alabama*
11/20  at Troy*
11/27  Georgia Southern*

Arkansas State
9/4      Central Arkansas
9/11    Memphis
9/18    at Washington
9/25    at Tulsa
10/2     at Georgia Southern*
10/7     Coastal Carolina*
10/21  Louisiana*
10/30  at South Alabama*
11/6    App State*
11/13  at ULM*
11/20  at Georgia State*
11/27  Texas State*

Coastal Carolina
9/4      Citadel
9/11    Kansas
9/18    at Buffalo
9/25    UMASS
10/2    ULM*
10/7     at Arkansas State*
10/20  at App State*
10/28  Troy*
11/6    at Georgia Southern*
11/13  Georgia State*
11/20  Texas State *
11/27  at South Alabama*

Georgia Southern
9/4      Gardner Webb
9/11    at Florida Atlantic 
9/18    at Arkansas
9/25    Louisiana*
10/2    Arkansas State*
10/9     at Troy*
10/14  at South Alabama*
10/30  Georgia State*
11/6    Coastal Carolina*
11/13  at Texas State*
11/20  BYU
11/27  at App State*

Georgia State
9/4      Army
9/11    at North Carolina 
9/18    Charlotte
9/25    at Auburn
10/2    App State*
10/9     at ULM*
10/23  Texas State*
10/30  at Georgia Southern*
11/4    at Louisiana*
11/13  at Coastal Carolina*
11/20  Arkansas State*
11/27  Troy*

9/4      at Texas
9/11    Nicholls State
9/18    Ohio
9/25    at Georgia Southern*
10/2    at South Alabama*
10/12  App State*
10/21  at Arkansas State*
10/30  Texas State*
11/4    Georgia State*
11/13  at Troy*
11/20  at Liberty
11/27  ULM*

9/4      at Kentucky
9/18    Jackson State
9/25    Troy*
10/2    at Coastal Carolina*
10/9    Georgia State*
10/16  Liberty
10/23  South Alabama*
10/30  at App State*
11/6    at Texas State*
11/13  Arkansas State*
11/20  at LSU
11/27  at Louisiana*

South Alabama
9/4          Southern Miss
9/11        at Bowling Green
9/18        Alcorn State
10/2        Louisiana*
10/9        at Texas State*
10/14      Georgia Southern*
10/23      at ULM* 
10/30      Arkansas State*
11/6        at Troy*
11/13      at App State*
11/20      at Tennessee
11/27      Coastal Carolina*

Texas State
9/4          Baylor
9/11        at Florida International
9/18        Incarnate Word
9/25        at Eastern Michigan
10/9        South Alabama
10/16      Troy* 
10/23      at Georgia State*
10/30      at Louisiana*
11/6        ULM*
11/13      Georgia Southern*
11/20      at Coastal Carolina*
11/27      at Arkansas State*

9/4          Southern
9/11        Liberty
9/18        at Southern Miss
9/25        at ULM*
10/2        at South Carolina* 
10/9        Georgia Southern*
10/16      at Texas State*
10/28     at Coastal Carolina* 
11/6        South Alabama*
11/13      Louisiana*
11/20      App State*
11/28      at Georgia State*

* Sun Belt Conference game
# Played at Bank of America Stadium 

2021 Sun Belt Conference Football Schedule
Thursday, September 2 
East Carolina vs App State#

Saturday, September 4
Central Arkansas at Arkansas State
Citadel at Coastal Carolina
Gardner Webb at Georgia Southern
Army at Georgia State
Louisiana at Texas 
ULM at Kentucky
Southern Miss at South Alabama
Baylor at Texas State
Southern at Troy

Saturday, September 11
App State at Miami
Memphis at Arkansas State
Kansas at Coastal Carolina
Georgia Southern at Florida Atlantic
Georgia State at North Carolina 
Nicholls State at Louisiana 
South Alabama at Bowling Green
Texas State at Florida International
Liberty at Troy

Saturday, September 18
Elon at App State
Arkansas State at Washington
Coastal Carolina at Buffalo
Georgia Southern at Arkansas
Charlotte at Georgia State
Ohio at Louisiana 
Jackson State at ULM
Alcorn State at South Alabama
Incarnate Word at Texas State
Troy at Southern Miss

Saturday, September 25
Marshall at App State
Arkansas State at Tulsa 
UMASS at Coastal Carolina 
Louisiana at Georgia Southern*
Georgia State at Auburn
Troy at ULM*
Texas State at Eastern Michigan

Saturday, October 2
App State at Georgia State*
Arkansas State at Georgia Southern* 
ULM at Coastal Carolina*
Louisiana @ South Alabama*
Troy at South Carolina 

Thursday, October 7
Coastal Carolina at Arkansas State*

Saturday, October 9
Georgia Southern at Troy*
Georgia State at ULM*
South Alabama at Texas State*

Tuesday, October 12
App State at Louisiana*

Thursday, October 14
Georgia Southern at South Alabama*

Saturday, October 16
Liberty at ULM
Troy at Texas State*

Wednesday, October 20
Coastal Carolina at App State*

Thursday, October 21
Louisiana at Arkansas State*

Saturday, October 23
Texas State at Georgia State*
South Alabama at ULM*

Thursday, October 28
Troy at Coastal Carolina* 

Saturday, October 30
ULM at App State*
Arkansas State at South Alabama*
Georgia State at Georgia Southern*
Texas State at Louisiana*

Thursday, November 4
Georgia State at Louisiana*

Saturday, November 6
App State at Arkansas State*
Coastal Carolina at Georgia Southern
ULM at Texas State*
South Alabama at Troy*

Saturday, November 13
South Alabama at App State* 
Arkansas State at ULM*
Georgia State at Coastal Carolina*
Georgia Southern at Texas State*
Louisiana at Troy*

Saturday, November 20
App State at Troy*
Arkansas State at Georgia State*
Texas State at Coastal Carolina* 
BYU at Georgia Southern 
Louisiana at Liberty
South Alabama at Tennessee 

Saturday, November 27
Georgia Southern at App State*
Texas State at Arkansas State*
Coastal Carolina at South Alabama*
Troy at Georgia State*
ULM at Louisiana* 

*Sun Belt Conference game
# at Bank of America Stadium