Saint Francis' 2013 football schedule will feature six games against teams ranked in the Spring NAIA Coaches Top 25 and the Cougars' first home night games.
Saint Francis released its 10-game schedule Wednesday.
The Cougars will play four Top 25 teams in their first five games, with three of those games on the road.
Saint Francis, which went 9-3 last season and is ranked No. 6, travels to play No. 15 William Penn at 2 p.m. Sept. 14 in Oskaloosa, Iowa. Then after playing host to No. 10 St. Ambrose in the school's first night game at 7 p.m. Sept. 21, the Cougars play at No. 17 Grand View at 2 p.m. Sept. 28 in Des Moines, Iowa.
Saint Francis then plays at Siena Heights at 1 p.m. Oct. 5 in Adrian, Mich., before coming home to play No. 4 St. Xavier at 7 p.m. Oct. 12 for its homecoming game.
The Cougars then play at St. Francis at 5 p.m. Oct. 19 in Joliet, Ill., before coming home for two noon games against No. 25 Robert Morris on Oct. 26 and Concordia on Nov. 2.
Saint Francis travels to Taylor for a 1 p.m. game Nov. 9, and it closes the regular season against No. 1 Marian at home at noon Nov. 16.