2024 Northwestern Football Schedule Released


ORANGE CITY, Iowa – Northwestern College football head coach Matt McCarty has announced the 2024 schedule following a 14-1 season in 2023.

The Raiders enter next season after a successful 2023 in which they captured the GPAC title and advanced to the NAIA championship game for the third time in four seasons. Along the way, Northwestern went 11-0 in the regular season, defeating conference opponents and defeating NCAA Division I Drake. All 2024 regular season games will be played against GPAC opponents.

“We have a great group returning in 2024,” McCarty said. “They have worked hard and look forward to the challenge of building on the tradition of excellence in Raider football.”

Northwestern begins its season on the road for the fifth straight season, meeting Hastings on September 7 to open the year.

Then it takes the home field two weeks in a row, hosting Mount Marty and Midland in the second and third weeks, respectively.

After a week away from Doane on Sept. 28, Northwestern will welcome Concordia, Neb., on Oct. 5 for the annual Raider Nation Celebration.

After the bye week, the Raiders will travel to Forest City, Iowa to play at GPAC newcomer Waldorf. Then Dakota Wesleyan will come to Orange City on October 26th.

Finally, the Raiders close out their season with two NAIA FCS qualifiers from a year ago and become Road Warriors on November 2nd and 9th at Morningside and Dordt. The regular season ends November 16th at home against Briar Cliff.

“The GPAC continues to be strong from top to bottom and we look forward to participating in one of the strongest conferences in the NAIA,” McCarty concluded.

All games, with the exception of the home game date on October 5th, start at 1:00 p.m

September 7, 2024 (Saturday) 1:00 p.m. Away Hastings Hastings, Neb.

September 14, 2024 (Saturday) 1:00 PM Home Mount Marty Orange City, Iowa

September 21, 2024 (Saturday) 1:00 PM Home Midland Orange City, Iowa

September 28, 2024 (Saturday) 1:00 p.m. Away Doane Crete, Neb.

October 5, 2024 (Saturday) 1:30 p.m. Home Concordia (Neb.) Orange City, Iowa

October 19, 2024 (Saturday) 1:00 p.m. Away Waldorf Forest City, Iowa

October 26, 2024 (Saturday) 1:00 p.m. Home Dakota Wesleyan Orange City, Iowa

November 2, 2024 (Saturday) 1:00 p.m. Away: Morningside Sioux City, Iowa

November 9, 2024 (Saturday) 1:00 p.m. Away at Dordt Sioux Center, Iowa

November 16, 2024 (Saturday) 1:00 p.m. Home Briar Cliff Orange City, Iowa