Minnesota Duluth released its 2019 football schedule Monday, with an Oct. 5 clash at Minnesota State-Mankato highlighting the season.

The Bulldogs have won 11 NSIC North Division titles in a row, but it's a battle against South Division power Mankato that may determine whether UMD will return to the NCAA Division II playoffs.

UMD has five home games at Malosky Stadium, beginning Thursday, Sept. 5 against Minot State. St. Cloud State (Sept. 21), Wayne State (Oct. 12, homecoming), Upper Iowa (Oct. 26) and Minnesota-Crookston (Nov. 2) also will come to Duluth.

The Bulldogs will hold their 45th annual Maroon-White Game at 6 p.m. Friday at Malosky Stadium.

The complete schedule can be found in Scoreboard.