The UAlbany Great Danes have announced their 2019 football schedule, which includes six home contests.
“We think it’s a great schedule,” said UAlbany head coach Greg Gattuso. “With four non-conference games, we have a great opportunity to get our young quarterback going. And we have a lot of experience coming back. We’re hoping to start out of the gate really strong. Central Michigan is great program and certainly will be a challenge, but we feel good about our opportunities in all four games.
“It’s of course a competitive schedule, with eight games in the CAA, one of the top leagues in the country. And the fact that we get to play six home games is great for our fans, too.”
UAlbany will open the 2019 season on the road in Mount Pleasant against the Central Michigan Chippewas on Thursday, Aug. 29.
The Great Danes open their home schedule at Bob Ford Field in Albany, New York, on Sept. 7 against the Bryant Bulldogs. UAlbany then travels to face the Monmouth Hawks on Sept. 14 before closing out their non-conference schedule at home on Sept. 21 against the Lafayette Leopards.
UAlbany opens Colonial Athletic Association (CAA) action on Sept. 28 at home against the William & Mary Tribe. The Great Danes then travel for consecutive games at the Richmond Spiders on Oct. 5 and the Towson Tigers on Oct. 12.
The Rhode Island Rams visit Bob Ford Field on Oct. 19, and then the Great Danes have their only open date of the season on Oct. 26.
UAlbany kicks off their November slate on the 2nd with a home contest against the Maine Black Bears before traveling to play the Delaware Blue Hens on Nov. 9.
The Great Danes host the New Hampshire Wildcats on Nov. 16, and then they close out the 2019 regular-season on the road against the Stony Brook Seawolves on Nov. 23.
UAlbany finished the 2018 season 3-8 overall and 1-7 in CAA play. The Great Danes haven’t won a conference title since 2012 when they were members of the Northeast Conference.