Macomb, IL (Sports Network) - Western Illinois football will play two FBS
opponents and six home games as part of its second straight 12-game schedule
The Fighting Leathernecks, coming off a 4-8 record in coach Bob Nielson's first
season, will host Macomb (Aug. 28) and Drake (Sept. 13) in non-conference
games, and three-time reigning FCS national champion North Dakota State (Oct.
4, Homecoming), Illinois State (Oct. 18), Northern Iowa (Oct. 25) and Indiana
State (Nov. 22) within the Missouri Valley Football Conference.
Their first road games are at Big Ten members Wisconsin (Sept. 6) and
Northwestern (Sept. 20).
With conference play, Western Illinois will visit Southern Illinois (Sept. 27),
Youngstown State (Oct. 11), South Dakota (Nov. 8) and South Dakota State (Nov.
2014 Western Illinois Football Schedule
All Times ET
Aug. 28, Macomb, 7 p.m.
Sept. 6, at Wisconsin, TBA
Sept. 13, Drake, 4 p.m.
Sept. 20, at Northwestern, TBA
Sept. 27, at Southern Illinois*, TBA
Oct. 4, North Dakota State* (Homecoming), 4 p.m.
Oct. 11, at Youngstown State*, TBA
Oct. 18 Illinois State*, 4 p.m.
Oct. 25 Northern Iowa*, 2 p.m.
Nov. 8, at South Dakota*, TBA
Nov. 15, at South Dakota State*, TBA
Nov. 22, Indiana State*, 2 p.m.
*-Missouri Valley Football Conference game
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