Coming off back-to-back bowl berths including a victory in the 2020 LendingTree Bowl, the Georgia State football program will face the most exciting and challenging schedule in program history next fall, with non-conference games against Army, North Carolina, Auburn and Charlotte.
The complete 2021 schedule, including dates for the eight-game Sun Belt Conference slate, will be announced March 1, but season tickets are on sale now. Click here to purchase or renew your 2021 season tickets.
Coming off a 6-4 record last fall, Georgia State enters the 2021 season on a three-game winning streak after ending 2020 with victories over South Alabama, Georgia Southern and Western Kentucky in the LendingTree Bowl. Head coach Shawn Elliott‘s squad returns all 11 starters on offense, eight starters on defense and its placekicker and punter.
The Panthers open 2021 by hosting Army on Sept. 4 at Center Parc Stadium. Army, one of the top stories of 2020 with a 9-3 record, plays at GSU for the second time in three years after the Panthers’ 28-21 victory in 2019.
Then Georgia State travels to North Carolina on Sept. 11 to face a team expected to be preseason ranked in the Top 10 with Heisman Trophy candidate Sam Howell at quarterback.
The Panthers’ second September home game is against Charlotte on Sept. 18 at Center Parc Stadium.
Playing two Power 5 teams for the first time since 2014, the Panthers play at Auburn, another 2020 bowl team, on Sept. 25.
In Sun Belt Conference play, the Panthers are slated to host Appalachian State, Troy, Arkansas State and Texas State while facing Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Louisiana and ULM on the road.
With that slate, Georgia State will face seven teams that played in bowl games, including six foes who won eight or more games in 2020.