North Alabama announces 2023 football schedule

North Alabama announces 2023 football schedule

The North Alabama Lions have announced their 2023 football schedule, which includes a game at Florida State.

North Alabama opens the 2023 season when FCS kicks off on Saturday, August 26 (week zero) against the Mercer Bears. The game will be played at the Cramton Bowl in Montgomery, Ala.

“Participating in the FCS Kickoff is a showcase opportunity for North Alabama athletics and the university as a whole,” said UNA Director of Athletics Dr. Josh Looney. “Bringing the new Lion football program to the capital of Alabama, while participating in a nationally televised game, provides an incredible platform to showcase the all-new Division I football team and the fastest growing university in the state. We are grateful to Johnny Williams and ESPN for the invitation to kick off our 2023 season in Week 0 and join this exceptional event.

In other non-conference action in 2023, North Alabama will host Chattanooga on September 2, travel to Tennessee Tech on September 16, host UT Martin on September 23 and visit Florida State on November 18.

The 2023 North Alabama conference schedule will be a mix of ASUN and Western Athletic Conference teams, dubbed “ASUN-WAC.” The two conferences, which consist of nine member football players, formed the joint association to secure access to the NCAA championship.

ASUN-WAC action for North Alabama begins Sept. 9 on the road against Tarleton State. Other conference opponents on the road in 2023 include Abilene Christian on Oct. 14 and Austin Peay on Oct. 28.

Conference opponents scheduled to visit Braly Municipal Stadium in Florence, Alabama in 2023 include Eastern Kentucky on Sept. 30 (Homecoming), Utah Tech on Oct. 21 and Central Arkansas on Nov. 4.

Below is North Alabama’s full schedule for the 2023 season, along with a link to their schedule page which will be updated with kickoff times and TV as they are announced. :

2023 North Alabama Football Schedule

8/26 – Mercer (at Montgomery, AL) 9/2 – Chattanooga 9/09 – at Tarleton State* 9/16 – at Tennessee Tech 9/23 – UT Martin 9/30 – Eastern Kentucky* 10/07 – OFF 10 /14 – at Abilene Christian* 10/21 – Utah Tech* 10/28 – at Austin Peay* 11/04 – Central Arkansas* 11/11 – OFF 11/18 – at Florida State

*ASUN-WAC competition.

North Alabama finished the 2022 season 1-10 overall and 0-5 in ASUN Conference action. The 2023 season will be the first for the Lions under new head coach Brent Dearmon.

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