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Georgia State opener will be Aug. 30

Atlanta, GA (Sports Network) - Georgia State has set its season-opening football game against South Carolina State to Thursday, Aug. 30, director of athletics Cheryl L. Levick announced Wednesday.

Kickoff at the Georgia Dome is 7:30 p.m. ET

"Everyone at Georgia State loves the big-game atmosphere of a Thursday night at the Dome, especially our students," Levick said. "It's a great way to start the fall semester and get them involved in campus life."

Georgia State announced its 2012 schedule on Jan. 19, but the date of the season opener depended on the Atlanta Falcons' schedule at the Georgia Dome.

2012 GEORGIA STATE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Home Games at the Georgia Dome

Aug. 30, SOUTH CAROLINA STATE

Sept. 8, at Tennessee

Sept. 15, UTSA

Sept. 22, RICHMOND*

Sept. 29, at William & Mary*

Oct. 6, NEW HAMPSHIRE*

Oct. 13, at Rhode Island*

Oct. 20, VILLANOVA* (Homecoming)

Oct. 27, at James Madison*

Nov. 3, OLD DOMINION*

Nov. 10, at Maine*

* - CAA Football game

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