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Stephen F. Austin resets 2011 opener

Nacogdoches, TX (Sports Network) - Stephen F. Austin football has moved up its 2011 season opener against McMurry by two days to Thursday, Sept. 1 at Homer Bryce Stadium.

The 7 p.m. ET game is one of five at home for the Lumberjacks, who will seek to win a program-first third consecutive Southland Conference title in 2011.

Other home games are against Northern Iowa (Sept. 10) of the Missouri Valley Football Conference and SLC opponents Texas State (Sept. 24), McNeese State (Oct. 29) and Southeastern Louisiana (Nov. 12).

The Lumberjacks will play Sam Houston State on Oct. 8 in the annual "Battle of the Piney Woods" at Reliant Stadium.

Coach J.C. Harper's Football Championship Subdivision squad also will play one Football Bowl Subdivision opponent, Sept. 17 at Baylor.

2011 Stephen F. Austin Football Schedule

(All Times Eastern)

Sept. 1, vs. McMurry, Nacogdoches, Texas, 7 p.m.

Sept. 10, vs. Northern Iowa, Nacogdoches, Texas, 7 p.m.

Sept. 17, at Baylor, Waco, Texas, TBA

Sept. 24, vs. Texas State, Nacogdoches, Texas, 7 p.m.

Oct. 1, at Central Arkansas, Conway, Ark., TBA

Oct. 8, vs. Sam Houston State, Houston (Reliant Stadium), 3 p.m.

Oct. 22, at Nicholls, Thibodaux, La., TBA

Oct. 29, vs. McNeese State, Nacogdoches, Texas, 3 p.m.

Nov. 5, at Lamar, Beaumont, Texas, TBA

Nov. 12, vs. Southeastern Louisiana, Nacogdoches, Texas, 7 p.m.

Nov. 19, at Northwestern State, Natchitoches, La., 7 p.m.

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