CUA announces 2011 football schedule

WASHINGTON – CUA Head Football Coach Dave Dunn has announced the Cardinals 2011 schedule, which includes two home night games and one opponent they have not seen in nearly 20 years.  “We’re looking forward to the 2011 season,” Dunn said.  “We have another tough schedule ahead of us, that is challenging in and out of the conference.”

CUA begins its 2011 season on Saturday, September 3 when the Cardinals travel to take on McDaniel.  The Green Terror won five games last season, three of which came at home.

The following week the Cardinals will play one of four night games in 2011, when they travel across town to take on Gallaudet on September 9.  The teams last played in 2009 when CUA came away with a 38-13 victory.

On Friday, September 16 CUA will kick-off its home schedule with a visit to Washington by Carnegie Mellon.  That game will also be played under the lights, beginning at 7 p.m.  The two schools have met just twice on the gridiron with the last meeting coming in 1993.

Following its bye week CUA returns to the field on Saturday, October 1 when the Cardinals begin ODAC play at Hampden-Sydney.  The Tigers qualified for the Division III playoffs a year ago, falling to Montclair-State.

On Friday, October 7 CUA welcomes Randolph-Macon to town for the Cardinals second home night game of the season.  Kick-off is set for 7 p.m. from Cardinal Stadium.  October 15 takes CUA to Newport News, Virginia where it will match up with Apprentice School.  Last year the Cardinals rode the arm of Greg Cordivari, who threw for 304 yards and five touchdowns, to a 42-32 win at home over the Builders.

Emory & Henry will be the Cardinals opponent on Saturday, October 22, which is CUA’s annual Homecoming celebration.  Last season the Cardinals earned an exciting 33-31 win over the Wasps in Ashland, Va.

On Friday, October 28 CUA will face the defending ODAC champion Washington & Lee Generals in a game underneath the lights.  Last season the Cardinals hosted the Generals in the first-ever home night game at CUA.

The Cardinals home finale will take place on Saturday, November 5 vs. Guilford at 1 p.m.  CUA defeated the Quakers 23-22 in North Carolina in 2010 on the strength of an Andrew Ouellette 94-yard kick-off return for touchdown with 4:19 remaining in the game.

The final game of the 2011 regular season will take place on Saturday, November 12 in Virginia when the Cardinals face Bridgewater College.  CUA will be looking for its first win over the Eagles since 1999.

Click here to view the entire 2011 schedule.

CUA completed its spring segment of practice in early April and following several months away from campus, the Cardinals will return to the nation’s capital in mid-August to begin their 2011 training camp.