McNeese State finalizes 2012 schedule

McNeese State completed its 2012 football ever meeting with Middle Tennessee State.

The game, to be played Sept. 1 at Middle Tennessee State, replaces a visit to another FBS program, Texas A&M, which recently bought out of a contract with McNeese State.

McNeese State, a FCS program, will play five home games, beginning Sept. 8 against Division III McMurry. The Cowboys' other home games are within the Southland Conference against Northwestern State (Sept. 29), Central Arkansas (Oct. 13), Stephen F. Austin (Oct. 27, Homecoming) and Lamar (Nov. 17).

The Cowboys also will pay visits to Weber State (Sept. 15) of the Big Sky Conference and Southland opponents Southeastern Louisiana (Sept. 22), Sam Houston State (Oct. 20), Nicholls State (Nov. 3) and UTSA (Nov. 10).

McNeese State won its final three games to finish 6-5 last season.

2012 MCNEESE STATE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

All Times ET

Sept. 1, at Middle Tennessee State, TBA

Sept. 8, McMurry, 8 p.m.

Sept. 15, at Weber State, TBA

Sept. 22, at Southeastern Louisiana, TBA

Sept. 29, Northwestern State, 8 p.m.

Oct. 13, Central Arkansas, 8 p.m.

Oct. 20, at Sam Houston State, TBA

Oct. 27, Stephen F. Austin, 8 p.m.

Nov. 3, at Nicholls State, TBA

Nov. 10, at UTSA, TBA

Nov. 17, Lamar, 8 p.m.

* - Southland Conference game