DURHAM, N.H.-- The University of New Hampshire has announced its schedule for the upcoming 2008 football season. The announcement was made today by head football coach Sean McDonnell.
The schedule, which includes a total of 11 games, features five home contests and six to be played on the road, with all of the away games within reasonable driving distances for UNH fans.
The season will begin on Sept. 6 when the Wildcats travel to battle FBS opponent Army. The Wildcats have had tremendous success in recent years vs. FBS teams, defeating Northwestern in 2006 and Rutgers in 2004.
The squad will play its first Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) contest on the road at Rhode Island on Sept. 13.
UNH's home-opener is set for Sept. 20 when the Wildcats entertain fellow America East Conference school Albany at Cowell Stadium.
The annual Granite Bowl battle is set to be played in Hanover, N.H. on Sept. 27 where UNH will once again take on the Big Green of Dartmouth.
Following an off week on Oct. 4, the Wildcats will entertain William & Mary in a Homecoming matchup at Cowell Stadium, the first of seven straight key CAA matchups.
On Oct. 18 the Wildcats travel to Parsons Field to battle the Huskies of Northeastern before the team returns home for two straight games vs. Family Weekend opponent Towson University on Oct. 25 and then Hofstra on Nov.1.
The team is back on the road on Nov. 8 against a high-powered Villanova squad.
The schedule concludes with the two biggest rivalry games for the 'Cats, as the team will entertain Massachusetts on Nov. 15 as players look to take home the Bill Knight MVP trophy, and the 'Cats wrap up the regular season on Nov. 22 at Maine in the battle for the Brice-Cowell Musket.
Tickets for the upcoming 2008 home games will be available online at www.unhwildcats.com
Here is a look at the 2008 UNH football schedule:
Sept. 6 at Army
Sept. 13 at Rhode Island
Sept. 20 ALBANY
Sept. 27 at Dartmouth
Oct. 11 WILLIAM & MARY (Homecoming)
Oct. 18 at Northeastern
Oct. 25 TOWSON (Family Weekend)
Nov. 1 HOFSTRA
Nov. 8 at Villanova
Nov. 15 MASSACHUSETTS
Nov. 22 at Maine