The Fort Lewis Skyhawks and Northern Colorado Bears will no longer meet on Saturday, September 5 as the Rocky Mountain Athletic Conference delayed the start of its football season and moved to a conference only schedule.
Fort Lewis plays at the Division II level and has updated its schedule to reflect the change. if Fort Lewis takes the field in 2020, it will be no earlier than Friday, September 18.
The cancellation of the game at Northern Colorado means no FCS teams will play a non-Division I opponent in the opening week. 18 FCS teams were scheduled to play non-Division I opponents in the first week of games.
Only four of the 44 scheduled games featuring FCS against non-Division I opponents remain – Texas Wesleyan at Houston Baptist (9/12), Virginia Lynchburg at Duquesne (9/26) and Merrimack (10/24), and Erskine College at Presbyterian (10/24).
A total of 373 games involving FCS teams have been canceled or postponed for the 2020 season.
Northern Colorado’s 2020 season opener is now scheduled to play at McNeese on Saturday, September 12.
Photo courtesy of the University of Northern Colorado Athletics.