Stony Brook will travel to FBS programs Syracuse and Army and play six home games as part of its 2012 football schedule.

It will be the second straight year Stony Brook has scheduled two FBS opponents. The Seawolves will visit Syracuse on Sept. 15 and Army on Sept. 29.

"They're both great gets for Stony Brook," football coach Chuck Priore said. "They're schools we want to identify with and compete against."

Stony Brook, coming off its first outright Big South Conference championship, will play three of its first four games at home against non-conference opponents, Central Connecticut State (Sept. 1), Division II Pace (Sept. 8) and Colgate (Sept. 22).

The Seawolves also will host conference foes Charleston Southern (Oct. 6), Gardner-Webb (Oct. 20) and VMI (Nov. 3).

Their other Big South games will be at Coastal Carolina (Oct. 13), Presbyterian (Oct. 27) and Liberty (Nov. 10).

2012 Stony Brook Football Schedule

Sept. 1, Central Connecticut State

Sept. 8, Pace

Sept. 15, at Syracuse

Sept. 22, Colgate

Sept. 29, at Army

Oct. 6, Charleston Southern*

Oct. 13, at Coastal Carolina*

Oct. 20, Gardner-Webb*

Oct. 27, at Presbyterian*

Nov. 3, VMI*

Nov. 10, at Liberty*

* - Big South Conference game