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Drake set for Fox's first season

Des Moines, IA (SportsNetwork.com) - The Drake University football team will play an 11-game schedule under first-year coach Rick Fox and seek an 11th straight winning record this year.

The 2014 schedule, announced by the FCS school on Tuesday, includes six home games, beginning with an Aug. 30 visit by crosstown rival Grand View, the defending NAIA national champion.

The Bulldogs also will host Division II Truman (Sept. 6) and Pioneer Football League opponents Marist (Sept. 20), Davidson (Oct. 11), Butler (Oct. 25) and San Diego (Nov. 1).

Fox also will lead his squad into non-conference action at Western Illinois (Sept. 13) as well as PFL games at Jacksonville (Oct. 4), Valparaiso (Oct. 18), Dayton (Nov. 8) and Stetson (Nov. 22).

2014 Drake Football Schedule

All Times ET

Aug. 30, Grand View, 7 p.m.

Sept. 6, Truman State, 7 p.m.

Sept. 13, at Western Illinois, 4 p.m.

Sept. 20, Marist*, 2 p.m.

Oct. 4, at Jacksonville*, 1 p.m.

Oct. 11, Davidson*, 2 p.m.

Oct. 18, at Valparaiso*, 2 p.m.

Oct. 25, Butler*, 1 p.m.

Nov. 1, San Diego*, 2 p.m.

Nov. 8, at Dayton*, 1 p.m.

Nov. 22, at Stetson*, 1 p.m.

*-Pioneer Football League game

02/25 12:45:30 ET

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