Huntsville, TX (Sports Network) - Sam Houston State announced the addition of
an Aug. 31 home game against first-year program Houston Baptist on Friday,
giving the Bearkats a 12-game regular season schedule for the first time in
their 97 years of football.
The game at Elliott T. Bowers Stadium will serve as the season opener for both
It will give the Bearkats seven home games only one season after they played
just four times on campus while advancing to the FCS national final for the
second straight season. The game also pushes Houston Baptist's inaugural
schedule to seven.
"We're excited to have the opportunity to play our season opener in front of
our home fans," Sam Houston coach Willie Fritz said. "The support our team
receives from our students and the Huntsville community has been a big
factor in the program's success. Houston Baptist will be joining the Southland
in football next year and were looking forward to getting the rivalry
2013 Sam Houston State Football Schedule
All Times ET
Aug. 31, Houston Baptist, 7 p.m.
Sept. 7, at Texas A&M, TBA
Sept. 14, Texas Southern, 7 p.m.
Sept. 21, Incarnate Word, 7 p.m.
Sept. 28, Eastern Washington, 4 p.m.
Oct. 12, Lamar* (Homecoming), 3 p.m.
Oct. 19, at McNeese State*, TBA
Oct. 26, Northwestern State*, 3 p.m.
Nov. 2, at Stephen F. Austin* (Reliant Stadium, Houston), 4 p.m.
Nov. 9, Nicholls*, 3 p.m.
Nov. 16, at Southeastern Louisiana*, TBA
Nov. 23, at Central Arkansas*, TBA
*-Southland Conference game
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