2011 Ranger Football Schedule Released

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2011 Ranger Football Schedule Released

2011 Ranger Football Schedule ReleasedNorthwestern Oklahoma State University’s 2011 Ranger football schedule will include five home games and five games on the road. Head Coach Keith Barefield, who has posted a 30-14 record in four seasons, will lead the Rangers through a schedule that features five NCAA teams. The Rangers will look to defend last season’s record of 8-3, including a trip to the NAIA Championship Series.

“The 2011 schedule is more challenging than ever,” stated head football coach Keith Barefield. “Four out of our first five opponents are NCAA Division II or NCAA FCS programs.  On top of that, three of the first four games are on the road. Our fans should definitely appreciate the variety of scenery in September as we travel to Colorado, South Dakota and Texas on consecutive weekends.”

“I also believe our hometown crowd will enjoy the games we host at Ranger Field. We will open with Southwestern Oklahoma State University followed by Missouri S&T (homecoming), both NCAA opponents. Our home conference schedule brings in our top three challengers in the CSFL as we host Southern Nazarene University, Langston University and Southwestern Assemblies of God University. We believe that if we can pass the early season tests, we will be prepared for the challenges of October and November.”

Northwestern begins the season at Ranger Field with a Saturday night game on Sept. 3 as the Rangers meet long-time rival Southwestern Oklahoma State University for a 7 p.m. kickoff.

The Rangers will take to the road for the next three games. During this three-game span Northwestern will meet NCAA Division II Colorado State University–Pueblo, NCAA Division I (Football FCS) University of South Dakota and round out the road trip with the Central States Football League conference opener against Texas College on Sept. 24.

Northwestern will play one more NCAA Division II game in a 3 p.m. Oct. 1 homecoming matchup with Missouri University of Science and Technology before finishing the CSFL conference schedule.

Three of the final four CSFL games will take place at Ranger Field. The Rangers host Southern Nazarene on Oct. 8 before traveling to Bacone College on Oct. 15. After NWOSU plays Langston and Southwestern Assemblies of God at home, they will close the season out with a Nov. 5 game against NCAA Division II Oklahoma Panhandle State University in Goodwell.      

2011 Ranger Football Schedule