The Miami University football team has announced its 2021 schedule, highlighted by trips to Cincinnati and Army combined with five home games at Yager Stadium.
Following the Sept. 4 contest versus UC, Miami travels to Minnesota (Sept. 11) before hosting LIU Post on Sept. 18. Miami concludes the non-conference schedule on Sept. 25 at Army.
Miami begins conference play in a rematch of the 2019 MAC Championship contest at home versus Central Michigan (Oct. 2). Other home MAC games include Akron (Oct. 16), Buffalo (Nov. 9) and Bowling Green (Nov. 16). Conference road trips comprising Eastern Michigan (Oct. 9), Ball State (Oct. 23), Ohio (Nov. 2) and Kent State (Nov. 27).
In its last 34 MAC contests the RedHawks are a league-best 25-9 and won the 2019 MAC Championship with a 26-21 win over Central Michigan. Even in the 2020 shortened season, the Red and White went 2-1 including a 38-31 win over Ball State, the eventual 2020 conference champion. In all, Miami has been bowl eligible in four of the past five seasons.
Miami returns a plethora of talent entering 2021, including starting quarterback Brett Gabbert. The 2019 MAC Freshman of the Year has accounted for 18 touchdowns and just eight turnovers in his career and is joined by eight other starters returning on the offensive side of the ball. Defensively, 10 starters return, including All-MAC performers Kameron Butler and Lonnie Phelps. Overall, 16 of its top 17 tacklers from a year prior return for 2021.
Homecoming and Family Weekend, along with information about ticket prices and attendance policies will be announced at a later date. Miami will continue to follow the State of Ohio and Butler County guidelines surrounding COVID-19.
Saturday, Sept.4 – at Cincinnati
Saturday, Sept. 11 – at Minnesota
Saturday, Sept. 18 – LIU POST
Saturday, Sept. 25 – at Army
Saturday, Oct. 2 – CENTRAL MICHIGAN
Saturday, Oct. 9 – at Eastern Michigan
Saturday, Oct. 16 – AKRON
Saturday, Oct. 23 – at Ball State
Saturday, Oct. 30 – BYE
Tuesday, Nov. 2 – at Ohio
Tuesday, Nov. 9 – BUFFALO
Tuesday, Nov. 16 – BOWLING GREEN
Saturday, Nov. 27 – at Kent State