Dartmouth going prime time again

Dartmouth College football is drawing off the success of the first night game at Memorial Field last season with its 2012 opener against Butler.

The Big Green will host the Bulldogs from the Pioneer Football League at 7 p.m. Sept. 15.

A year ago, Dartmouth installed lights at Memorial Field and played its inaugural game under the lights against Penn on Oct. 1. The game drew 8,117 fans, the second-biggest home crowd of the season.

Dartmouth will play five home games in its 10-game schedule. The lights also will be needed for the Big Green's Homecoming game against Harvard, which has a 5 p.m. kickoff Oct. 27.

The Big Green finished 5-5 under head coach Buddy Teevens last year.

2012 Dartmouth Football Schedule

All Times ET

Saturday, Sept. 15, BUTLER, Hanover, N.H., 7 p.m.

Saturday, Sept. 22, at Holy Cross, Worcester, Mass., TBA

Saturday, Sept. 29, PENN*, Hanover, N.H., 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 6, at Yale*, New Haven, Conn., TBA

Saturday, Oct. 13, SACRED HEART, Hanover, N.H., 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Oct. 20, at Columbia*, at New York, TBA

Saturday, Oct. 27, HARVARD* (Homecoming), Hanover, N.H., 5 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 3, at Cornell*, Ithaca, N.Y., TBA

Saturday, Nov. 10, BROWN*, Hanover, N.H., 1:30 p.m.

Saturday, Nov. 17, at Princeton*, at Princeton, N.J., TBA

* - Ivy League game