Nacogdoches, TX (SportsNetwork.com) - After reaching the FCS playoffs this season, Stephen F. Austin's football team is working toward its 2015 season already.
SFA announced next year's schedule on Wednesday, and it has six home dates among 11 games. The Southland Conference will increase to a nine-game conference schedule as well.
The Lumberjacks will kick off the season against Tarleton State on Sept. 5 at Homer Bryce Stadium, then visit TCU in Fort Worth on Sept. 12 for their other non-conference game.
"It's extremely challenging, but great opportunities lie within that schedule," said coach Clint Conque, whose team went 9-4 this season. "We have a lot of momentum in our football program because of the successes of this year's team and we have a lot of work to do between now and September 5th, but we're ready to get going."
2015 Stephen F. Austin Football Schedule
Sept. 5 - Tarleton State (Homer Bryce Stadium)
Sept. 12 - at TCU (Fort Worth, Texas)
Sept. 19 - McNeese State* (Homer Bryce Stadium)
Sept. 26 - at Abilene Christian* (Abilene, Texas)
Oct. 3 - vs. Sam Houston State* (Houston, Texas - NRG Stadium)
Oct. 10 - Nicholls* (Homer Bryce Stadium)
Oct. 17 - at Southeastern Louisiana* (Hammond, Louisiana)
Oct. 31 - Incarnate Word* (Homer Bryce Stadium)
Nov. 7 - at Central Arkansas* (Conway, Arkansas)
Nov. 14 - Houston Baptist* (Homer Bryce Stadium)
Nov. 21 - at Northwestern State* (Natchitoches, Louisiana)
* - Southland Conference game