Fordham to visit Temple, play six at home

After recording the second-best turnaround in the FCS last season, Fordham University will play six home games as part of a 12-game 2013 schedule announced Tuesday.

Fordham improved by five wins last season to finish with a 6-5 record in coach Joe Moorhead's first year with the Rams.

Their home games at Jack Coffey Field will be against Rhode Island (Aug. 29), Villanova (Sept. 7), Columbia (Sept. 21), Lehigh (Oct. 5), Holy Cross (Nov. 2) and Bucknell (Nov. 9).

In playing their first-ever 12-game regular-season schedule, the Rams will visit an FBS opponent - Temple on Sept. 14 - for the third straight season.

Fordham, in its fourth season of offering football scholarships, is ineligible for the Patriot League until 2014. The rest of the league began offering scholarships this year.

2013 Fordham Football Schedule

All Times ET

Aug. 29 - Rhode Island, 7 p.m.

Sept. 7 - Villanova, 6 p.m.

Sept. 14 - at Temple, TBA

Sept. 21 - Columbia, 1 p.m.

Sept. 28 - at Saint Francis (Pa.), TBA

Oct. 5 - Lehigh, 1 p.m.

Oct. 12 - at Georgetown, TBA

Oct. 19 - at Yale, TBA

Nov. 2 - Holy Cross, 1 p.m.

Nov. 9 - Bucknell, 1 p.m.

Nov. 16 - at Lafayette,

Nov. 23 - at Colgate, 1 p.m.