Nacogdoches, TX (Sports Network) - Stephen F. Austin football will face a
particularly difficult stretch during its 2012 schedule, announced by the
Southland Conference university on Tuesday.
The Lumberjacks, who won their final five games to finish with a 6-5 record
this year, will open their 2012 slate on Thursday, Aug. 30 against Division II
In September, the schedule gets tougher. The Lumberjacks will play three
straight road games against FBS member SMU (Sept. 8), 2011 Big Sky Conference
co-champion Montana State (Sept. 15) and transitioning FCS member Texas State
(Sept. 22). They will wrap up the month at home against 2011 FCS playoff
qualifier Central Arkansas in their Southland Conference opener Sept. 29.
Next up is the annual Battle of the Piney Woods against 2011 FCS national
finalist Sam Houston State Oct. 6 at Reliant Stadium in Houston.
SFA also will host Southland opponents Nicholls (Oct. 20), Lamar (Nov. 3) and
Northwestern State (Nov. 17) and visit McNeese State (Oct. 27) and
Southeastern Louisiana (Nov. 10).
"It is our goal to play a schedule that is nationally competitive every
season, and the 2012 schedule is no different," SFA athletic director Robert
2012 Stephen F. Austin Football Schedule
All Times ET
Aug. 30, vs. Southwestern Oklahoma, Nacogdoches, Texas, 7 p.m.
Sept. 8, at SMU, Dallas, TBA
Sept. 15, at Montana State, Bozeman, Mont., TBA
Sept. 22, at Texas State, San Marcos, Texas, TBA
Sept. 29, vs. Central Arkansas, Nacogdoches, Texas, 7 p.m.
Oct. 6, vs. Sam Houston State, Reliant Stadium, Houston, TBA
Oct. 20, vs. Nicholls, Nacogdoches, Texas, 3 p.m.
Oct. 27, at McNeese State, Lake Charles, La., 8 p.m.
Nov. 3, vs. Lamar, Nacogdoches, Texas, 7 p.m.
Nov. 10, at Southeastern Louisiana, Hammond, La., TBA
Nov. 17, vs. Northwestern State, Nacogdoches, Texas, 7 p.m.
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