Holy Cross to play 12-game schedule

Holy Cross will play 12 football games for the third time in program history this season, including six at home, the Patriot League school announced Thursday.

"We will once again face an exciting and challenging schedule this fall," coach Tom Gilmore said. "The non-conference portion of our schedule will be very competitive, as we play several top teams from a number of different conferences. We hope that those games will help prepare us for the difficult battles we will face in Patriot League play."

The Crusaders will kick off their season on Aug. 31 at Bryant.

They will play home games at Fitton Field against Towson (Sept. 7), Monmouth (Sept. 21), Harvard (Oct. 5, Homecoming) and Patriot League foes Colgate (Oct. 19), Lafayette (Oct. 26) and Georgetown (Nov. 23).

Holy Cross finished with a 2-9 record last season, but 2-3 in the Patriot League.

2013 Holy Cross Football Schedule

Aug 31, at Bryant

Sept. 7, Towson

Sept. 14, at Central Connecticut State

Sept. 21, Monmouth

Sept. 28, at Dartmouth

Oct. 5, Harvard (Homecoming)

Oct 12, at Bucknell*

Oct. 19, Colgate*

Oct 26, Lafayette*

Nov. 2, at Fordham

Nov. 9, at Lehigh*

Nov. 23, Georgetown*

* - Patriot League game