Southeast Missouri State announced its 2012 football schedule on Friday after completing it with a Sept. 8 matchup against Mars Hill.

It is the first of five home games at Houck Stadium in the 11-game schedule.

SEMO will kick off the season by visiting Football Bowl Subdivision member Central Michigan on Thursday, Aug. 30.

Mars Hill is a Division II program from North Carolina. In addition to that matchup, the Red Hawks will host Ohio Valley Conference rivals Tennessee Tech (Sept. 22), Tennessee State (Oct. 13), UT Martin (Oct. 20, Homecoming) and Eastern Kentucky (Nov. 3).

SEMO also will visit Southern Illinois (Sept. 15) as well as conference opponents Jacksonville State (Sept. 29), Austin Peay (Oct. 27), Eastern Illinois (Nov. 10) and Murray State (Nov. 17).

Last season, the Red Hawks finished 3-8 overall and 2-6 in the OVC under coach Tony Samuel.

2012 Southeast Missouri State Football Schedule

All Times ET

Aug. 30 - at Central Michigan, TBA

Sept. 8 - vs. Mars Hill, 7 p.m.

Sept. 15 - at Southern Illinois, 7 p.m.

Sept. 22 - vs. Tennessee Tech*, 7 p.m.

Sept. 29 - at Jacksonville State*, 4 p.m.

Oct. 13 - vs. Tennessee State*, 7 p.m.

Oct. 20 - vs. UT Martin* (Homecoming), 2 p.m.

Oct. 27 - at Austin Peay*, TBA

Nov. 3 - vs. Eastern Kentucky*, 2 p.m.

Nov. 10 - at Eastern Illinois*, 2:30 p.m.

Nov. 17 - at Murray State*, TBA

* - Ohio Valley Conference game