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Franklin Announces 2014 Football Schedule, Featuring Home Opener against NCAA DIII Champion

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Franklin, Ind. - The Franklin College football team will once again play one of the nation's most challenging non-conference schedules, with games against defending NCAA Division III national champion University of Wisconsin-Whitewater and playoff participant Illinois Wesleyan University filling the first two weeks of the upcoming 2014 season.

The Grizzlies are coming off an eight-win campaign, a second-round playoff appearance and No. 20 D3football.com final national ranking in 2013. The team has won a playoff game during each of the past three seasons. Franklin also became the first team in Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference (HCAC) history to win four consecutive football championships.

The 2014 season opens on September 6 at Illinois Wesleyan, a team that had a 9-2 record last fall and was ranked No. 24 in the 2013 D3football.com final rankings. The Titans participated in the NCAA Division III playoffs.

The home opener will have Wisconsin-Whitewater coming to Faught Stadium on September 13. The Warhawks capped an undefeated 2013 season by winning their fifth Division III national championship in the past seven seasons. The game will be a rematch of last season's second-round playoff game between the two programs.

Other home games will come against Bluffton University on September 27, Earlham College on October 11 (homecoming), Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology on October 25 and Hanover College on November 15 (Victory Bell Classic).

Franklin College 2014 Football Schedule

September 6 – at Illinois Wesleyan University, 2 p.m.

September 13 – University of Wisconsin-Whitewater, 1:30 p.m.

September 20 – at Anderson University*, 1:30 p.m.

September 27 – Bluffton University*, 1:30 p.m.

October 4 – at Manchester University*, 1:30 p.m.

October 11 – Earlham College*, 1:30 p.m. (Homecoming)

October 18 – at College of Mount St. Joseph*, 1:30 p.m.

October 25 – Rose-Hulman Institute of Technology*, 1:30 p.m.

November 8 – at Defiance College*, 1:30 p.m.

November 15 – Hanover College*, 1:30 p.m. (Victory Bell Classic)

* - Heartland Collegiate Athletic Conference opponents

Nov. 18: All times Eastern
Final
Husson 23, at Springfield 21
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Final
at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
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at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
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at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
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Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
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at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
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at Wesley 45, RPI 27
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at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
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at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
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at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
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Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
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at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
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at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
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at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
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at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
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at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
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Nov. 25: All times Eastern
12:00 PM
Wesley at Brockport
12:00 PM
Case Western Reserve at Mount Union
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12:00 PM
Frostburg State at Washington and Jefferson
Video Live stats Audio
12:00 PM
Husson at Delaware Valley
Live stats
1:00 PM
Berry at St. Thomas
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1:00 PM
North Central (Ill.) at UW-Oshkosh
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1:00 PM
Linfield at Mary Hardin-Baylor
1:00 PM
Trine at Wartburg
Nov. 17: All times Eastern
Final
Merchant Marine 35, at Buffalo State 20
@ Newark, Del.
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Nov. 18: All times Eastern
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Muhlenberg 32, at Carnegie Mellon 6
@ Newark, Del.
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at Franklin and Marshall 21, Widener 7
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Susquehanna 28, at Albright 9
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at Berry 34, Huntingdon 20
Video Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Brockport 66, Plymouth State 0
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Mount Union 21, Washington and Lee 0
Video Box Score Photos
Final
at Trine 63, Monmouth 24
Video Box Score Photos
Final
at Wesley 45, RPI 27
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Washington and Jefferson 31, Johns Hopkins 28
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Frostburg State 35, at Wittenberg 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at Delaware Valley 35, Western New England 0
Video Box Score Recap
Final
Husson 23, at Springfield 21
Video Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at Framingham State 48, Curry 14
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Cortland 35, at Union 28
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Final
Case Western Reserve 28, at Illinois Wesleyan 0
Video Box Score Recap
Final - OT
at Wartburg 35, Franklin 34
Video Preview Box Score Live stats Photos
Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 50, Chapman 6
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at UW-Oshkosh 63, Lakeland 0
Video Box Score Recap Photos
Final
at North Central (Ill.) 17, St. John's 7
Video Box Score Recap
Final
at St. Thomas 47, Eureka 8
Video Video Box Score Recap Photos Photos
Final
at Linfield 27, Hardin-Simmons 13
Box Score Photos
Final
at Ithaca 27, Salisbury 17
@ Newark, Del.
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at WPI 17, SUNY-Maritime 3
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Nov. 19: All times Eastern
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at Alfred 29, Stevenson 16
@ University of Delaware
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