(STATS) - The start of a two-year series with Northern Arizona has completed Illinois State's 2017 schedule which was announced Tuesday.
Illinois State will travel to Flagstaff for a first-ever meeting on Oct. 7, 2017. NAU will return the favor with a visit to Hancock Stadium on Sept. 21, 2019.
The Redbirds will play five home games next year, opening on Sept. 2 against Butler of the Pioneer Football League and versus Missouri Valley Football Conference members Indiana State (Sept. 30), South Dakota (Oct. 21), Western Illinois (Nov. 4) and North Dakota State (Nov. 18).
2017 Illinois State Schedule
Sept. 2 - Butler
Sept. 16 - at Eastern Illinois
Sept. 23 - at Missouri State*
Sept. 30 - Indiana State*
Oct. 7 - at Northern Arizona
Oct. 14 - at Southern Illinois*
Oct. 21 - South Dakota*
Oct. 28 - at Youngstown State*
Nov. 4 - Western Illinois*
Nov. 11 - at South Dakota State*
Nov. 18 - North Dakota State*
* - Missouri Valley Football Conference game