Worcester, MA (Sports Network) - Holy Cross will play 12 football games for the third time in program history this season, including six at home, the Patriot League school announced Thursday.
"We will once again face an exciting and challenging schedule this fall," coach Tom Gilmore said. "The non-conference portion of our schedule will be very competitive, as we play several top teams from a number of different conferences. We hope that those games will help prepare us for the difficult battles we will face in Patriot League play."
The Crusaders will kick off their season on Aug. 31 at Bryant.
They will play home games at Fitton Field against Towson (Sept. 7), Monmouth (Sept. 21), Harvard (Oct. 5, Homecoming) and Patriot League foes Colgate (Oct. 19), Lafayette (Oct. 26) and Georgetown (Nov. 23).
Holy Cross finished with a 2-9 record last season, but 2-3 in the Patriot League.
2013 Holy Cross Football Schedule
Aug 31, at Bryant
Sept. 7, Towson
Sept. 14, at Central Connecticut State
Sept. 21, Monmouth
Sept. 28, at Dartmouth
Oct. 5, Harvard (Homecoming)
Oct 12, at Bucknell*
Oct. 19, Colgate*
Oct 26, Lafayette*
Nov. 2, at Fordham
Nov. 9, at Lehigh*
Nov. 23, Georgetown*
* - Patriot League game