Howard football will kick off the 2012 season against Morehouse College in the Second Annual Nation's Football Classic Sept. 1 at RFK Stadium.
Last year, Howard's FCS program beat Division II Morehouse, 30-27.
Howard will play five home games against Mid-Eastern Athletic Conference opponents: Savannah State (Sept. 29); Florida A&M (Oct. 6); Morgan State (Oct. 20, Homecoming); Hampton (Nov. 3); and Delaware State (Nov. 17).
Within the MEAC, Howard's road games are against defending champion Norfolk State (Sept. 15), North Carolina A&T (Oct. 13) and South Carolina State (Oct. 27).
The Bison finished 5-6 in coach Gary Harrell's first season last year.
2012 Howard Football Schedule
All Times ET
Sept. 1, Morehouse, RFK Stadium, Washington, D.C., 3:30 p.m.
Sept. 8, at Rutgers, Piscataway, N.J., TBA
Sept. 15, at Norfolk State*, Norfolk, Va., 4 p.m.
Sept. 29, SAVANNAH STATE*, Washington, D.C., 1 p.m.
Oct. 6, FLORIDA A&M*, Washington, D.C., 1 p.m.
Oct. 13, at North Carolina A&T*, Greensboro, N.C., TBA
Oct. 20, MORGAN STATE* (Homecoming), Washington, D.C. 1 p.m.
Oct. 27, at South Carolina State*, Orangeburg, S.C., TBA
Nov. 3, HAMPTON*, Washington, D.C., 1 p.m.
Nov. 10, at Georgia Southern, Statesboro, Ga., TBA
Nov. 17, DELAWARE STATE*, Washington, D.C., 1 p.m.
* - MEAC game