Conway, AR – Central Arkansas football will face a tough schedule in September and play six home games this season.
Coach Clint Conque's squad, which finished 9-4 and qualified for the FCS playoffs last year, will open the season on the road at Ole Miss (Sept. 1) from the Southeastern Conference and Murray State (Sept. 8) from the Ohio Valley Conference.
The Bears will face NAIA member Bacone College in their home opener on Sept. 15, but one week later will host 2011 Southland Conference champion and national runner-up Sam Houston State at Estes Stadium.
They close the month with another Southland game at Stephen F. Austin (Sept. 29).
Central Arkansas' other home games are against conference foes Nicholls State (Oct. 6), Lamar (Oct. 20) and Northwestern State (Nov. 3), and Eastern Illinois (Nov. 17) from the OVC.
In addition, the Bears will travel to McNeese State (Oct. 13) and Southeastern Louisiana (Oct. 27) for conference games.
2012 Central Arkansas Football Schedule
Sept. 1 - at Mississippi, TBA
Sept. 8 - at Murray State, TBA
Sept. 15 - vs. Bacone College, TBA
Sept. 22 - vs. Sam Houston State*, TBA
Sept. 29 - at Stephen F. Austin*, 7 p.m.
Oct. 6 - vs. Nicholls State*, TBA
Oct. 13 - at McNeese State*, 8 p.m.
Oct. 20 - vs. Lamar*, TBA
Oct. 27 - at Southeastern Louisiana*, TBA
Nov. 3 - vs. Northwestern State*, TBA
Nov. 17 - vs. Eastern Illinois, TBA
* - Southland Conference game