Tanner Stiles, Assistant Athletic Director for Operations and Communications
BETHANY – Who’s ready for some Spring football? Southern Nazarene’s athletic department announced on Monday the scrimmage/non-conference game schedule for SNU Football for February and March.
The Crimson Storm football team will take part in four scrimmages/non-conference contests this Spring against two MIAA members, one Lone Star team, and one in-state GAC opponent. These contests will not count as official games, and times and formats are still to be determined.
In their first contest against an outside school in 459 days, SNU will travel to Odessa, Texas on February 20th to take on UT-Permian Basin. This will be the first meeting ever between the Crimson Storm and the Falcons from the Lone Star Conference. Last season, UT-Permian Basin finished with a 4-7 record.
A few weeks later, SNU will welcome MIAA member Missouri Southern State to Bethany on March 6th. This will also be the first ever meeting between the Crimson Storm and Lions. Last season, Missouri Southern State finished with a 2-9 record in the MIAA.
The only Friday night contest in the Spring for Southern Nazarene features a battle with GAC opponent East Central on March 12th in Bethany. The primetime matchup with the Tigers will be a regulation non-conference game and will be the 10th meeting all-time between the two. Last season, ECU took down SNU 45-7 in Ada.
To wrap up their Spring contests, the Crimson Storm will travel to Edmond to take on Central Oklahoma of the MIAA on March 27th. This will be the first ever meeting between the Storm and the Bronchos. Last season, UCO finished with a 5-6 record in the MIAA.
“With the cancelation of our Fall GAC Football season, we are excited to be able to offer our football student-athletes an opportunity to play in the Spring. The team has worked very hard and they deserve these games!” said Danny Thomason, Director of Intercollegiate Athletics.