SFA Announces Home and Home Football Games vs. ACU

NACOGDOCHES, Texas – Stephen F. Austin (SFA) and Abilene Christian University (ACU) have agreed to a home-and-home non-conference football series beginning in Nacogdoches on November 23rd, 2024, at Homer Bryce Stadium. The two schools also agreed to a home-and-home basketball series over the next two years starting at ACU in 2024. The basketball series dates will be announced at a later date.

“We’re thrilled we’ve been able to extend playing games against ACU these next two seasons,” said Michael McBroom, SFA Director of Athletics.  “This series is a win for our fans, our football teams, and for the cities of Nacogdoches and Abilene.”

The Lumberjacks will make the return trip to ACU on September 13th, 2025, to Anthony Field at Wildcat Stadium.

The long-time rivalry between the Lumberjacks and Wildcats started on October 6th, 1973, at ACU. The two teams have met 25 times, and the Lumberjacks hold a 13-12 advantage. The teams met last year in a United Athletic Conference (UAC) game with the Wildcats recording a 34-27 win. The Lumberjacks have won seven of the last nine contests. Including two overtime games.

“We are Jacked Up to continue the series with ACU,” said Colby Carthel, SFA football head coach. “They are a really good FCS program and we have developed a healthy rivalry with them over the last few years. There have been some really thrilling games between us lately and I would expect that to continue.”

The 2024 home schedule features six games with the addition of the ACU contest in November. The Lumberjacks home schedule includes the season opener on Saturday, August 31st vs. North American University followed by the University of Northern Colorado on Saturday, September 21st, Northwestern State University on October 5th, Houston Christian University on October 26th, and the final home game vs. the University of Incarnate Word on Saturday, November 16th. Home game times will be announced soon.

Season tickets for the Lumberjacks 2024 season are on sale now. Click here for more information.

For the complete 2024 SFA football schedule click here.