- Associated Press - Thursday, March 20, 2014

LAKE CHARLES, La. (AP) - McNeese State has announced its 2014 football schedule that features six home games and a visit to one of the most prestigious college football programs in history - Nebraska.

The 11-game schedule will kick-off on Sept. 6 at Nebraska followed by the home opener on Sept. 13 against Prairie View A&M.;

Division I schools are allowed to play 12 games this coming season with the first playing date set for August 30. McNeese has scheduled 11 contests instead of 12 with open dates on Aug. 30 and Sept. 20.

The Cowboys will visit Lincoln, Nebraska for the second time in school history. In 2002, the Huskers defeated the Cowboys by a 38-14 score.