POUGHKEEPSIE, N.Y. – The schedule for the defending Pioneer Football League (PFL) co-champion Marist football team was released by the Athletics Department on Tuesday. The Red Foxes will have an 11-game slate in 2014, which includes six contests at Tenney Stadium. This is the highest home game total for the Red Foxes since 2010.
Marist will begin the 2014 season with its second-earliest opening date in program history, a tilt at Sacred Heart on Saturday, Aug. 30. It will be the 12th meeting in the last 13 seasons between the Red Foxes and Pioneers, who captured the Northeast Conference last season.
The Red Foxes’ home opener will be the following Saturday, Sept. 6 against Bucknell. The teams will meet for the 10th consecutive season, which marks Marist’s longest consecutive rivalry. The following Saturday, Marist will welcome Georgetown to Tenney Stadium. It will be the 17th meeting between the Red Foxes and Hoyas, the highest total of any Marist opponent on this year’s schedule.
On Saturday, Sept. 20, Marist will open defense of its PFL co-championship at Drake. The Red Foxes will alternate road and home games over a four-week span, as they will return home the next Saturday to face San Diego on Family Weekend. Marist’s first contest of October will be a trip to Valparaiso on Saturday, Oct. 4. The Red Foxes will then host Dayton on Saturday, Oct. 11 as part of Homecoming Weekend.
Following a bye week, Marist will host Campbell on Saturday, Oct. 25. The Red Foxes will then open November with back-to-back trips to Florida as they take on Jacksonville (Saturday, Nov. 1) and Stetson (Saturday, Nov. 8). Marist will conclude regular-season play on Saturday, Nov. 15 against Davidson at Tenney Stadium.
Game times will be released at a later date.
In 2013, the Marist football team won a share of the PFL championship for the first time. With an 8-3 overall record, Marist achieved its highest win total in its 36 years as a varsity program. The Red Foxes are entering their sixth year as a member of the PFL in 2014.