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LAKE CHARLES, La.
(Sports Network) - McNeese State completed its 2012 football season by adding a first-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