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.
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