The first team added was Division II Limestone College. The Bulldogs will open the season at home against Limestone on Thursday, September 3. Limestone is coming off a 3-8 season and going 2-6 as an associate member of the South Atlantic Conference. Coincidentally, Gardner-Webb was part of the same conference from 1975 – 1999 before they transitioned to Division I in 2002.
The second team added was Wofford out of the Southern Conference. This game is scheduled for Saturday, November 7 and will be a home game for Gardner-Webb. Wofford won the SoCon going 7-1 in conference and 8-4 overall. They fell to Kennesaw State 28-21 on the road in the first round of the FCS Playoffs.
Gardner-Webb also has non-conference road games versus Georgia Tech (September 12) and Western Carolina (September 19). The Bulldogs went 3-9 overall and 1-5 in the Big South in 2019, finishing in a three-way tie for 5th in the conference.