Wartburg To Play Six Home Football Games In 2017
Athletic Director and head coach Rick Willis has released the Wartburg Knights‘ 2017 football schedule, which features a program-record six home games.
The Knights have recorded 24 consecutive winning seasons, which is tied for the fourth-longest streak in all NCAA divisions. They own a 197-48 record (.804 winning percentage) over the last 22 seasons.
Wartburg finished 6-4 overall and 5-3 in Iowa Conference games last season.
The Knights open their 2017 campaign at home on Sept. 9, hosting Monmouth (Ill.) at 7 p.m. Wartburg leads the all-time series at 5-1. The Scots earned the automatic bid to the NCAA Playoffs last season as they won their Midwest Conference Championship. The Knights are 9-0 in night home openers in the Walston-Hoover Stadium era (since 2001).
On Sept. 16, Wartburg travels to Indianola to face Simpson in the Iowa Conference opener.
Wartburg hosts a brand new opponent, Washington University in St. Louis on Sept. 23. These teams have never met in program history. The Bears received an at-large bid to the NCAA Playoffs last season.
The annual Homecoming and family weekend game is scheduled for Oct. 14 against Loras at 1:30 p.m.
The 2017 season marks the third time in program history the Knights will play six regular-season games at home.
|2017 WARTBURG FOOTBALL SCHEDULE|
|Sat., Sept. 2:||Bye|
|Sat., Sept. 9:||vs. Monmouth (Ill.)||7:00 p.m.|
|Sat., Sept. 16:||at Simpson*||1:00 p.m.|
|Sat., Sept. 23:||vs. Washington University (St. Louis)||1:00 p.m.|
|Sat., Sept. 30:||vs. Coe*||1:00 p.m.|
|Sat., Oct. 7:||at Central*||1:00 p.m.|
|Sat., Oct. 14:||vs. Loras* (H/F)||1:30 p.m.|
|Sat. Oct. 21:||at Luther*||1:00 p.m.|
|Sat. Oct. 28:||vs. Dubuque*||1:00 p.m.|
|Sat. Nov. 4:||at Buena Vista*||1:00 p.m.|
|Sat. Nov. 11:||vs. Nebraska Wesleyan*||1:00 p.m.|
|* Iowa Conference Game|
|H/F – Homecoming & Family Weekend|