The Blazers, like the vast majority of the Gulf South Conference, did not play in 2020 due to COVID-19.
In 2019, the Blazers went 10-1 overall and 8-0 in Gulf South action, winning the league title. Valdosta State’s playoff run was short-lived, however, as the Blazers lost to eventual national champion and GSC rival West Florida, 38-35.
In 2018, the Blazers won the national championship, defeating Ferris State in McKinney, Texas. That was the program’s fourth national title, as the Blazers won Division II titles in 2004, 2007 and 2012.
The Blazers open the season on Sept. 4 against Savannah State. After that, the Blazers have two more non-conference games at Virginia Union and at home against Albany State. After a week off, the Blazers start Gulf South play on Oct. 2 at home against Shorter.
The Division II section of the College Football America 2021 Yearbook features 25 pages of content including:
- National Division II preview;
- Division II preseason Starting Lineup;
- Update on each Division II conference;
- Capsules for every Division II team, including 2020 results and 2021 schedules;
- Eleven color action, coach and stadium photos.
The College Football America 2021 Yearbook features more than 900 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFA staff.
The print edition is available online via Amazon.com and other major retailers such as Barnes & Noble.