SPRINGFIELD, Mo. — The Evangel football team has announced its 2020 schedule on Monday.
Evangel hosts six games at Tiger Stadium in Ozark including NAIA Playoff teams Grand View on Thursday, Sept. 24 and Baker on Saturday, Nov. 14. Homecoming will again also highlight the schedule on Oct. 24, while the Thursday night contest against Grand View will be the Heart Game of the Week. Kicking off under the lights at 6 p.m. on ESPN3 and Mediacom Evangel and Grand View will again be part of the league's continuing television schedule.
The Crusaders open the 2020 season on Thursday, Aug. 27 at 6 p.m. against William Penn from the Heart North Division. The first appearance on ESPN3 for the Crusaders will come during week two at Peru State with an 11 a.m. kickoff on September 5.
Evangel will return home on September 12 for the first home meeting against second-year program Clarke. The 6 p.m. kickoff will conclude Hall of Fame Weekend festivities.
A trip to upstart Culver-Stockton on Sept. 19 will be followed by the Thursday night meeting with Grand View under the lights on national TV. Crossover play with the Heart North Division concludes on Oct. 3 at Graceland before Evangel enters its bye week.
Heart South Division play starts Oct. 17 with a trip to Benedictine for a 1 p.m. kickoff in Atchison, Kansas.
Evangel will host MidAmerica Nazarene Oct. 24 for Homecoming with kickoff scheduled for 1 p.m. A final road trip to Missouri Valley on Halloween, Oct. 31, will mark the final regular-season road contest.
November 7 will find the Crusaders back at Tiger Stadium for a 1 p.m. kickoff against Central Methodist before ending the regular season against the defending South Division Champion, Baker on Nov. 14. Kickoff against the Wildcats will also be at 1 p.m.
Season tickets are now on sale at EUAthletics.com/Tickets and can be purchased online.
The 2020 NAIA Football Championship Series playoffs conclude with the 2020 NAIA National Championship on December 19 in Ruston, Louisiana, on the campus of Grambling State University.
Evangel finished 8-3 on the season and 3-2 in the Heart South Division. The Crusaders start spring practice on March 23 and will culminate on April 23 with the annual Spring Game.
2020 Evangel Football Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time
Aug. 27 William Penn Ozark, Mo. 6:00 PM
Sept. 5 at Peru State Peru, Neb. 11:00 AM
Sept. 12 Clarke (Hall of Fame Game) Ozark, Mo. 6:00 PM
Sept. 19 at Culver-Stockton Canton, Mo. 6:00 PM
Sept. 24 Grand View Ozark, Mo. 6:00 PM
Oct. 3 at Graceland Lamoni, Iowa 1:00 PM
Oct. 17 at Benedictine* Atchison, Kan. 1:00 PM
Oct. 24 MidAmerica Nazarene* (Homecoming) Ozark, Mo. 1:00 PM
Oct. 31 at Missouri Valley* Marshall, Mo. 1:30 PM
Nov. 7 Central Methodist* Ozark, Mo. 1:00 PM
Nov. 14 Baker* (Senior Day) Ozark, Mo. 1:00 PM
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