Chattanooga to kick off 2012 at South Florida

The University of Tennessee at Chattanooga game schedule announced Thursday.

The Sept. 1 season opener at South Florida will be Chattanooga's second game against a Big East Conference opponent, following a 2002 visit to West Virginia.

Chattanooga will play its other two non-conference games at Jacksonville State on Sept. 8 and its home opener at Finley Stadium on Thursday, Sept. 13 against NCAA Division II Glenville State.

Glenville State replaces a game against Presbyterian College on the Mocs' schedule.

The Mocs will open play in the Southern Conference by hosting Appalachian State on Sept. 22. Their other home games are against Samford (Oct. 20) and 2011 SoCon champion Georgia Southern (Oct. 27).

Coach Russ Huesman's squad also will play SoCon games on the road against The Citadel (Sept. 29), Furman (Oct. 13), Western Carolina (Nov. 3) and Wofford (Nov. 10).

Chattanooga finished 5-6 this past season, including 3-5 in the SoCon.

2012 Chattanooga Football Schedule

All Times ET

Saturday, Sept. 1, at South Florida, Tampa, Fla., TBA

Saturday, Sept. 8, at Jacksonville State, Jacksonville, Ala., TBA

Thursday, Sept. 13, Glenville State, Finley Stadium, 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 22, Appalachian State*, Finley Stadium, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 29, at The Citadel*, Charleston, S.C., TBA

Saturday, Oct. 13, at Furman*, Greenville, S.C., TBA

Saturday, Oct. 20, Samford*, Finley Stadium, 6 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 27, Georgia Southern*, Finley Stadium, 2 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 3, at Western Carolina*, Cullowhee, N.C., TBA

Saturday, Nov. 10, at Wofford*, Spartanburg, S.C., TBA

Saturday, Nov. 17, Elon*, Finley Stadium, 2 p.m.

* - Southern Conference game