Football Announces 2012 Schedule

SELINSGROVE, Pa. – The 2012 Susquehanna football schedule has been released and is highlighted by six home contests this coming fall.

The Crusaders, under the direction of head coach Steve Briggs, will enjoy home field advantage in six of their 10 games, beginning with their Sept. 1 season opener against USMMA, a team SU has not played since 2009.

Susquehanna remains at home on Sept. 8 to open Centennial Conference play against defending conference champion Johns Hopkins. A road game at Dickinson follows before a two-game homestand against Gettysburg and Muhlenberg follows on Sept. 22 and 29, respectively.

The Muhlenberg game marks Homecoming Weekend for the SU community. The evening prior to that game, the SU Sports Hall of Fame Class of 2012 will be inducted and the class will also be recognized during halftime of Saturday’s game.

For the first and only time in 2012, the Crusaders hit the road for back-to-back games beginning Oct. 13 at Moravian. SU then travels to Ursinus on Oct. 20.

Franklin & Marshall visits Lopardo Stadium on Oct. 27 and November begins with a game at McDaniel on Nov. 3. The regular season then comes to a close on Nov. 10 when SU plays host to Juniata in the annual Goal Post Trophy game.

The Crusaders finished 2011 with a 6-4 record, including a 5-4 mark in conference games. Those six victories marked a four-win improvement from the 2010 season. In addition, seven SU players received All-Centennial Conference status.