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Robert Morris will play five at home

Moon Township, PA (Sports Network) - A season-opening visit to 2011 FCS champion North Dakota State and five home games are part of Robert Morris' 11- game 2012 football schedule.

The Colonials will try to rebound from a 2-9 season in head coach Joe Walton's 19th campaign.

They open the season on Sept. 1 in Fargo against North Dakota State's reigning national championship squad.

A week later, the Colonials will host Albany, the defending NEC co-champion and a 2011 FCS playoff squad, on Sept. 8 at Joe Walton Stadium.

Their other home games are against Lafayette (Sept. 29) in non-conference action and Central Connecticut State (Oct. 20), 2011 co-champion Duquesne (Nov. 3) and Monmouth (Nov. 17) in NEC action.

Robert Morris also will play a non-conference road game at Dayton (Sept. 15) and NEC games at St. Francis, Pa. (Oct. 6), Bryant (Oct. 13), Wagner (Oct. 27) and Sacred Heart (Nov. 10).

Walton has a 105-79-1 record as the only head coach in Robert Morris history.

2012 Robert Morris Football Schedule

Sept. 1 - at North Dakota State

Sept. 8 - vs. Albany*

Sept. 15 - at Dayton

Sept. 29 - vs. Lafayette

Oct. 6 - at St. Francis (Pa.)*

Oct. 13 - at Bryant*

Oct. 20 - vs. Central Connecticut State*

Oct. 27 - at Wagner*

Nov. 3 - vs. Duquesne*

Nov. 10 - at Sacred Heart*

Nov. 17 - vs. Monmouth*

* - Northeast Conference game

03/19 14:34:36 ET