Macomb, IL – Western Illinois will play six home games and visit Iowa State as part of a 2012 schedule announced by the Missouri Valley Football Conference school on Wednesday.
Western Illinois' season opener at Hanson Field will be on Thursday night, Aug. 30, in a first-ever meeting with Butler.
Hampton will visit on Sept. 8 and the Fighting Leathernecks' other four home games are within the MVFC against Illinois State (Sept. 22, Homecoming), Indiana State (Oct. 20), Northern Iowa (Nov. 3) and Youngstown State (Nov. 10).
The Fighting Leathernecks will visit Iowa State in Ames on Sept. 15. Their four other road games are within the MVFC against conference newcomer South Dakota (Oct. 6), South Dakota State (Oct. 13), Missouri State (Oct. 27) and Southern Illinois (Nov. 17).
2012 Western Illinois Football Schedule
All Times ET
Aug. 30, Butler, Hanson Field, 7 p.m.
Sept. 8, Hampton, Hanson Field, 2 p.m.
Sept. 15, at Iowa State, Ames, Iowa, TBA
Sept. 22, Illinois State* (Homecoming), Hanson Field, 4 p.m.
Oct. 6, at South Dakota*, Vermillion, S.D., TBA
Oct. 13, at South Dakota State*, Brookings, S.D., TBA
Oct. 20, Indiana State*, Hanson Field, TBA
Oct. 27, at Missouri State*, Springfield, Mo., TBA
Nov. 3, Northern Iowa*, Hanson Field, TBA
Nov. 10, Youngstown State*, Hanson Field, TBA
Nov. 17, at Southern Illinois*, Carbondale, Ill., TBA
* - Missouri Valley Football Conference game