South Carolina State, Tuesday (Feb. 7), announced its 2012 football schedule, which includes two Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) teams -- both first-time opponents, and four home games.
The two FBS opponents are the University of Arizona of the PAC 12 and Texas A&M University, one of the newest members of the Southeastern Conference. Both contests will be on the road and will be mark the first meeting between the two teams and the Bulldogs. SC State travels to Tucson Sept. 15 to meet the Wildcats and journeys to College Station Sept. 22 for an encounter with the Aggies.
Coach Buddy Pough's team opens the 2012 campaign Aug. 30 in a Thursday night contest against Georgia State at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta, before hosting Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference rival Bethune-Cookman in its home opener Sept. 8.
Additional home games are Norfolk State (Sept. 29), Howard (Oct. 27), the Homecoming contest, and Savannah State (Nov. 17).
Other road games include North Carolina Central (Oct. 6), Florida A&M (Oct. 20) and North Carolina A&T (Nov. 10).
The entire schedule is listed below. Starting times for all games will be available later.
2012 Bulldog Football Schedule
Date Opponent Location Time#
8/30 at Georgia State Atlanta, GA TBD
9/8 Bethune-Cookman* Orangeburg, SC TBD
(Hall of Fame Game)
9/15 at Arizona Tucson, AZ TBD
9/22 at Texas A&M College Station, TX TBD
9/29 Norfolk State* Orangeburg, SC TBD
10/6 at North Carolina Central* Away TBD
10/13 at Delaware State* Dover, DE TBD
10/20 at Florida A&M* Tallahassee, FL TBD
10/27 Howard* Orangeburg, SC TBD
11/10 at North Carolina A&T* Greensboro, NC TDB
11/17 Savannah State* Orangeburg, SC TBD
*MEAC Contest – Home games in Bold – Dates, times and locations subject to change