The Delaware State Hornets and East Tennessee State Buccaneers have agreed to a home-and-home series in 2021 and 2022.
The two teams have not previously met on the football field. East Tennessee State will host the first game in Johnson City, Tennessee on Saturday, September 18, 2021. Delaware State will be the home team the following year on Saturday, September 24.
The Hornets needed to schedule a team due to the departure of North Carolina A&T from the MEAC. The Aggies decided to join the Big South starting with the 2021-22 season.
Per the Delaware State release, the Hornets have faced only one Southern Conference member before. They played VMI, also in a home-and-home series, winning both games in 2011 and 2012.