MIAA Sets 2020 Northwest Football Schedule


MARYVILLE, Missouri – The Northwest Missouri State University football team will play a 10-game schedule in 2020 that will feature five home contests at Bearcat Stadium.

In response to the NCAA requirements in maximum and minimum allowable contests and dates for the 2020-2021 season, the MIAA’s CEO Council approved a new 10-game football schedule. The MIAA also voted to have no Thursday night games during the 2020 season.

Northwest will open the season Sept. 12 at Nebraska-Kearney.

Northwest’s home opener in Bearcat Stadium is set for Sept. 19 against Fort Hays State.

The Bearcats will also play home games against Pittsburg State (Oct. 3), Northeastern State (Oct. 10 – Homecoming), Missouri Southern (Oct. 31) and Lincoln (Nov. 14).

Northwest football season tickets and renewals will go on sale July 1 online only. No in-person sales will be available in the Administration Building on the Northwest campus. Northwest is moving away from paper tickets to a hard card ticket that can be utilized for multiple years. It is similar to a hotel key or credit/debit card. It will be personalized to the seat(s) that are purchased and usable for all home games. It also allows for tickets to be put on a smartphone and scanned at the stadium.

All Northwest students receive a free e-ticket to each home regular season game.

The Northwest football team is coming a season which saw the Bearcats win a share of their 30th MIAA regular season title. Northwest was also selected to compete in the NCAA Division II Playoffs for the 24th time overall and 16th straight appearance. The Bearcats the Div. II quarterfinals and finished with a mark of 12-2.


Date                Opponent                                            Time
Sept. 12           at Nebraska-Kearney                         TBD
Sept. 19           Fort Hays State                                 1:30 p.m.
Sept. 26           at Washburn                                      6 p.m.
Oct. 3              Pittsburg State                                   1:30 p.m.
Oct. 10            Northeastern State (Homecoming)    2 p.m.
Oct. 17            at Central Oklahoma                          TBD
Oct. 24            at Emporia State                                TBD
Oct. 31            Missouri Southern                              1:30 p.m.
Nov. 7              at Missouri Western                           6 p.m.
Nov. 14            Lincoln                                               1:30 p.m.