The University of South Dakota announced a 12-game football schedule on Thursday which includes a visit to Kansas and six home games.

The Coyotes will open their season at home on Aug. 31 against UC Davis of the Big Sky Conference.

They will play four Missouri Valley Football Conference opponents at home: Missouri State (Oct. 5) on Homecoming; Indiana State (Oct. 12); Youngstown State (Nov. 2); and South Dakota State (Nov. 16).

Their other home game is against Big Sky power Montana (Nov. 9).

South Dakota's first road game will be at Kansas on Sept. 7. It will be their first meeting since 1900.

The Coyotes will close the regular season at North Dakota State, the two-time defending FCS national champion, on Nov. 23.

South Dakota finished with a 1-10 record, including 0-8 in the Missouri Valley, in coach Joe Glenn's first season last year.

2013 South Dakota Football Schedule

Aug. 31, UC Davis

Sept. 7, at Kansas

Sept. 21, at Northern Arizona

Sept. 28, at Western Illinois*

Oct. 5, Missouri State* (Homecoming)

Oct. 12, Indiana State*

Oct. 19, at Northern Iowa*

Oct. 26, at Illinois State*

Nov. 2, Youngstown State*

Nov. 9, Montana

Nov. 16, South Dakota State*

Nov. 23, at North Dakota State*

* - Missouri Valley Conference game