um fball ron wThe 2013 University of Maine football schedule has been released and it includes two FBS opponents.The Bears will play their first two games on the road starting Aug. 31 at Norfolk State.

The following week they play UMass at Gillette Stadium. The Minutemen became an FBS program last season.

The first home game is Sept. 14 against Bryant University, then it's back on the road to play the Northwestern Wildcats.

Also on the schedule are conference newcomers Albany and Stony Brook.

Schedule

Aug. 31 at Norfolk State

Sept. 7  at Massachusetts

Sept. 14 Bryant

Sept. 21 at Northwestern

Sept. 28 at Richmond*

Oct. 5 Delaware*

Oct. 12 Bye Week

Oct. 19 William and Mary*

Oct. 26 at Villanova*

Nov. 2 Stony Brook*

Nov. 9 at Albany*

Nov. 16 Rhode Island*

Nov. 23 at New Hampshire

*CAA Game