McNeese State to host six in 2013

McNeese State's football program will play a 12-game schedule this year after completing it with a Sept. 28 visit to Northern Iowa.

Northern Iowa holds a 7-4 series lead, winning the most recent meeting, 41-17, in 1999.

McNeese State, coming off a 7-4 season, will play six home games against Arkansas-Pine Bluff (Sept. 7), West Alabama (Sept. 14), Weber State (Sept. 21), Sam Houston State (Oct. 19), Southeastern Louisiana (Nov. 2) and Northwestern State (Nov. 16).

"We're excited about our schedule, in particular having six home games," McNeese coach Matt Viator said. "We've got some really good opponents that will present us with some challenges."

2013 McNeese State Football Schedule

Aug. 31 at South Florida

Sept. 7, Arkansas-Pine Bluff

Sept. 14, West Alabama

Sept. 21, Weber State

Sept. 28, at Northern Iowa

Oct. 5, at Central Arkansas*

Oct. 19, Sam Houston State*

Oct. 26, at Nicholls State*

Nov. 2, Southeastern Louisiana*

Nov. 9, at Stephen F. Austin*

Nov. 16, Northwestern State*

Nov. 23, at Lamar*

* - Southland Conference game