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Feb. 6, 2024MARYVILLE, Mo.

Northwest football to open 2024 vs. Minnesota State

Northwest football to open 2024 vs. Minnesota State

(File photo courtesy Northwest Athletics)

The 2024 Northwest Missouri State football season will feature six home games and a week zero non-conference matchup.

The Bearcats will open the slate against Minnesota State on August 29. This fall marks the first time since 2013 that Northwest will begin a season facing a non-conference opponent. The Bearcats are 8-9 all-time against the Mavericks, with the last matchup coming in the 2012 playoffs in Mankato, MN.

The home portion of games will also feature rivalry battles with Central Missouri on Homecoming and Pittsburg State in the regular season finale.

Game times have not yet been announced. The full schedule is listed below.

Aug. 29 Minnesota State
Sept. 7 at Nebraska-Kearney 
Sept. 14 Fort Hays State
Sept. 21 at Missouri Southern
Sept. 28 Emporia State – FAMILY WEEKEND
Oct. 5 at Washburn
Oct. 12 at Central Oklahoma
Oct. 19 Central Missouri – HOMECOMING
Oct. 26 BYE
Nov. 2  Northeastern State
Nov. 9  at Missouri Western
Nov. 16 Pittsburg State