Football Bowl Subdivision

Historical games part of Maine's 2012 schedule

Orono, ME (Sports Network) - Maine football's 2012 schedule includes the 100th game against rival New Hampshire and a trip to Boston College for the 1,000th official game in program history.

Coach Jack Cosgrove's Black Bears are coming off a 9-4 season in which they reached the quarterfinals of the FCS playoffs.

Maine will open the season Sept. 8 at Atlantic Coast Conference foe Boston College, which will be the 1,000th game in program history.

The Black Bears' other two non-conference games will be against Northeast Conference opponents, Sept. 15 at Bryant and Sept. 22 against visiting Albany at Alfond Stadium.

Maine will open its CAA Football schedule at home against Villanova on Sept. 29. The Black Bears then have back-to-back road games against Delaware on Oct. 6 and 2011 conference champion Towson on Oct. 13.

Maine's 100th meeting with New Hampshire on Oct. 20 also will be its Homecoming.

Up next is a trip to William & Mary on Oct. 27 and two straight home games against James Madison on Nov. 3 and CAA newcomer Georgia State on Nov. 10.

The Black Bears will travel to Rhode Island for their final game of the regular season on Nov. 17.

2012 Maine Football Schedule

Sept. 8, at Boston College

Sept. 15, at Bryant

Sept. 22, Albany

Sept. 29, Villanova*

Oct. 6, at Delaware*

Oct. 13, at Towson*

Oct. 20, New Hampshire* (Homecoming)

Oct. 27, at William & Mary*

Nov. 3, James Madison*

Nov. 10, Georgia State*

Nov. 17, at Rhode Island*

* - CAA Football game

01/28 06:31:07 ET