By St. John’s University (Press Release)
February 4, 2013
COLLEGEVILLE, Minn. – New Saint John’s University head football coach Gary Fasching and the Johnnies will open the 2013 season with a 7 p.m. game Friday, Sept. 6, at Wisconsin-River Falls.
SJU returns home to host Wisconsin-Eau Claire on Saturday, Sept. 14, and begins the Minnesota Intercollegiate Athletic Conference (MIAC) schedule at St. Thomas Sept. 21.
Four more opponents visit Collegeville, including Concordia-Moorhead for Homecoming Sept. 28 and Augsburg for Family Weekend Oct. 12. The Homecoming game is the first for SJU against the Cobbers since Oct. 13, 1984 (W, 13-9).
The Johnnies end the 2013 regular season with back-to-back home games against Hamline (Nov. 9) and Bethel (Nov. 16).
The season opener at River Falls is the first Friday-night game, at an on-campus stadium, since Oct. 1, 1965, at St. Thomas. An estimated crowd of 6,100 spectators witnessed the Johnnies earn a 10-0 shutout of the Tommies at O’Shaughnessy Stadium en route to a perfect 11-0 record and the program’s second national championship.
-Last Game Under the Lights: Sept. 11, 2010, at Wisconsin-Eau Claire’s off-campus venue, Carson Park (L, 20-23 in overtime)
-Last Game on a Friday: Nov. 8, 2002, vs. Bethel at the H.H.H. Metrodome (W, 31-26)
-Last Game Under the Lights in an On-Campus Stadium: Sept. 6, 1997, at Bemidji State (L, 21-25)