Wednesday, January 10, 2024

Big South-OVC Football Association Unveils Exciting 2024 Season Schedule

The Big South-OVC Football Association is all set to kick off its second year with an action-packed schedule for the 2024 season. The Association, which comprises nine league teams, has each team playing an eight-game conference schedule.


The season commences on Saturday, September 7, with the majority of the Association games scheduled between Weeks 5 and 13. Additionally, one game each will be held during Weeks 2 and 4. Fans can look forward to four Association matchups in seven of the weeks.


The season opener will see 2023 co-champion UT Martin taking on Southeast Missouri. Fast forward to September 28, and we’ll witness 2023 co-champion Gardner-Webb hosting Tennessee Tech. This game is particularly noteworthy as it features the Association’s newest head coaches – Cris Reisert of GWU and Bobby Wilder of TTU.


One of the highlights of the schedule is the October 5 game, where Gardner-Webb will face off against UT Martin. This game is a rematch of the league’s inaugural co-champions. Both teams had an impressive run in the 2023 Big South-OVC play with 5-1 records. However, the Runnin’ Bulldogs clinched the automatic bid to the FCS Playoffs with their victory over the Skyhawks in a head-to-head match. On the same day, new Association member Western Illinois will play its first Big South-OVC contest at Charleston Southern.


Saturday, September 7
UT Martin at Southeast Missouri

Saturday, September 21
Tennessee State at Tennessee Tech

Saturday, September 28
Charleston Southern at Tennessee State
Lindenwood at Eastern Illinois
Tennessee Tech at Gardner-Webb

Saturday, October 5
Western Illinois at Charleston Southern
Southeast Missouri at Eastern Illinois
Gardner-Webb at UT Martin
Tennessee State at Lindenwood

Saturday, October 12
Charleston Southern at Lindenwood
Eastern Illinois at Tennessee State
Tennessee Tech at Southeast Missouri
UT Martin at Western Illinois

Saturday, October 19
Southeast Missouri at Charleston Southern
Lindenwood at Gardner-Webb
Tennessee Tech at Western Illinois

Saturday, October 26
Charleston Southern at Tennessee Tech
Eastern Illinois at UT Martin
Gardner-Webb at Southeast Missouri
Western Illinois at Lindenwood

Saturday, November 2
Gardner-Webb at Charleston Southern
Western Illinois at Eastern Illinois
Lindenwood at Tennessee Tech
UT Martin at Tennessee State

Saturday, November 9
UT Martin at Charleston Southern
Eastern Illinois at Gardner-Webb
Southeast Missouri at Lindenwood
Tennessee State at Western Illinois

Saturday, November 16
Charleston Southern at Eastern Illinois
Tennessee State at Gardner-Webb
Western Illinois at Southeast Missouri
Tennessee Tech at UT Martin

Saturday, November 23
Eastern Illinois at Tennessee Tech
Gardner-Webb at Western Illinois
Lindenwood at UT Martin
Southeast Missouri at Tennessee State