LANCASTER, Pa. - Franklin & Marshall released its 2008 football schedule on Monday. The upcoming slate features the same ten teams as the 2007 season and a minor variation on the order in which they are played.
The Diplomats open with Washington & Lee at home on Saturday, September 6, and face another Old Dominion Athletic Conference (ODAC) opponent the following week when the Diplomats travel to Catholic. F&M will once again open its Centennial Conference (CC) slate with Dickinson under the lights. This year's game will be played under lights at Dickinson. F&M will host Juniata the following week in the CC home opener before taking a weekend off.
The back-end of the schedule features six CC games, three at home beginning with Ursinus, and three on the road including back-to-back trips to the Lehigh Valley in late October. The season wraps up with traditional rival Gettysburg.
Under second-year head coach John Troxell, the Diplomats posted a 4-6 (4-4 CC) record. F&M closed the season with three-straight wins.
|9/6||WASHINGTON & LEE||1:00 p.m.||L, 20-0|
|9/13||at Catholic||1:00 p.m.||L, 28-27|
|9/19||at Dickinson||7:00 p.m.||L, 28-21|
|9/27||JUNIATA||1:00 p.m.||W, 27-12|
|10/11||URSINUS||1:00 p.m.||L, 31-10|
|10/18||at Moravian||1:00 p.m.||L, 38-24|
|10/25||at Muhlenberg||1:00 p.m.||L, 31-0|
|11/1||McDANIEL||1:00 p.m.||W, 24-17 (OT)|
|11/8||JOHNS HOPKINS||1:00 p.m.||W, 19-11|
|11/15||at Gettysburg||1:00 p.m.||W, 56-38|