Bryant to play six home games in 2012

Bryant University football will play six home games as part of its first season of FCS playoff eligibility, Bulldogs head coach Marty Fine said Monday.

Bryant has posted a combined 26-18 record in first four seasons in Division I.

The Bulldogs will play two non-conference games at home against Marist (Sept. 1) and Maine (Sept. 15) as well as four Northeast Conference games against Duquesne (Sept. 22, Homecoming), Albany (Oct. 6), Robert Morris (Oct. 13) and Sacred Heart (Nov. 3).

Their road games in the 11-game schedule include trips to NEC members Saint Francis, Pa. (Sept. 8), Wagner (Sept. 29), Monmouth (Oct. 20) and Central Connecticut State (Nov. 10). They also will wrap up the regular season at Bucknell (Nov. 17).

2012 Bryant University Football Schedule

All Times ET

Sept. 1, Marist, 3 p.m.

Sept. 8, at Saint Francis (Pa.)*, noon

Sept. 15, Maine, 1 p.m.

Sept. 22, Duquesne* (Homecoming), 1 p.m.

Sept. 29, at Wagner*, 1 p.m.

Oct. 6, Albany*, 1 p.m.

Oct. 13, Robert Morris*, 1 p.m.

Oct. 20, at Monmouth*, 1 p.m.

Nov. 3, Sacred Heart*, 1 p.m.

Nov. 10, at Central Connecticut State*, noon

Nov. 17, at Bucknell, 1 p.m.

* - Northeast Conference game