Missouri State will host UT Martin (9-2), in the 2021 NCAA FCS Playoffs at home on Saturday, November 27th at 3 p.m. at Robert W. Plaster Stadion. Missouri State is the Missouri Valley Football Conference runner-up and will be making its fourth NCAA Playoff appearance, after previous trips in 1989/90 and the spring 2021.
UT Martin was the automatic qualifier from Ohio Valley Conference. It finished with a 5-1 league record. The Skyhawks will be making their second NCAA playoff appearance (2006). The Bears are 6-0 against UTMartin, including a 24-14 win at home over the Skyhawks in Springfield.