Tennessee football 2012 schedule released

KNOXVILLE, Tenn. (WVLT/SUBMITTED) -- The University of Tennessee announced the football schedule for the 2012 season, with the Vols slated to host seven games at Neyland Stadium next fall.

The slate of conference home games includes visits from Florida (Sept. 15), Alabama (Oct. 20), Missouri (Nov. 10), and Kentucky (Nov. 24), while Tennessee plays on the road against Southeastern Conference opponents Georgia (Sept. 29), Mississippi State (Oct. 13), South Carolina (Oct. 27) and Vanderbilt (Nov. 17). The three non-conference opponents the Vols will host at Neyland Stadium in 2012 include Georgia State (Sept. 8), Akron (Sept. 22) and Troy (Nov. 3).

The Vols begin the 2012 regular season against North Carolina State of the Atlantic Coast Conference at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Saturday, Sept. 1 in the Chick-fil-a Kickoff Game, televised on ESPN. Tennessee then has three consecutive home games, as the Vols will play non-conference opponent Georgia State (Sept. 8), SEC East rival Florida (Sept. 15) and Akron from the Mid-American Conference (Sept. 22) before the first road test for UT on Sept. 29, a trip to Athens to face the Georgia Bulldogs.

Following an open week, the Vols will visit Mississippi State on Oct. 13, the first trip to Starkville for Tennessee since 2007. The following week, the Vols will play the other SEC West opponent on their 2012 schedule by hosting Alabama on Oct. 20. Tennessee next travels to Columbia, S.C. to play South Carolina on Oct. 27, followed by a game against Troy of the Sun Belt Conference on Nov. 3 in Knoxville.

The addition of the University of Missouri to the SEC increases the number of games against SEC East opponents on the Tennessee schedule to six, and the Nov. 10 game at Neyland Stadium represents the first-ever game between the Vols and Tigers. The final regular season road game for Tennessee is on Nov. 17 at Vanderbilt, followed by the regular-season finale and final 2012 home game at Neyland Stadium on Nov. 24 against Kentucky.

In addition to the first meeting against Missouri, the Vols will also play against Georgia State and Troy for the first time in school history. The Vols are playing North Carolina State for the third time and the first since a Tennessee win in 1939 (UT lost to the Wolfpack in the first meeting 101 years ago in 1911). Tennessee won the only previous meeting with Akron in 1989, a 52-9 victory in Knoxville.

Information regarding game times and television broadcast information is typically released two weeks before each individual game. Additionally, information regarding season and individual-game tickets will be released later in the spring.

2012 Tennessee Football Schedule
Sept. 1 North Carolina State (at Georgia Dome, Atlanta, GA)
Sept. 8 Georgia State
Sept. 15 Florida
Sept. 22 Akron
Sept. 29 at Georgia
Oct. 13 at Mississippi State
Oct. 20 Alabama
Oct. 27 at South Carolina
Nov. 3 Troy
Nov. 10 Missouri
Nov. 17 at Vanderbilt
Nov. 24 Kentucky

2012 SEC Football Schedule (Conference Games Only)
Week-by-Week

Aug. 30
South Carolina at Vanderbilt

Sept. 8
Auburn at Mississippi State
Florida at Texas A&M
Georgia at Missouri

Sept. 15
Alabama at Arkansas
Florida at Tennessee

Sept. 22
LSU at Auburn
Kentucky at Florida
Vanderbilt at Georgia
Missouri at South Carolina

Sept. 29
Ole Miss at Alabama
Arkansas vs. Texas A&M
Tennessee at Georgia
South Carolina at Kentucky

Oct. 6
Mississippi State at Kentucky
Arkansas at Auburn
LSU at Florida
Georgia at South Carolina
Texas A&M at Ole Miss
Vanderbilt at Missouri

Oct. 13
Alabama at Missouri
Kentucky at Arkansas
Auburn at Ole Miss
Florida at Vanderbilt
South Carolina at LSU
Tennessee at Mississippi State

Oct. 20
Alabama at Tennessee
Auburn at Vanderbilt
South Carolina at Florida
Georgia at Kentucky
LSU at Texas A&M

Oct. 27
Ole Miss at Arkansas
Texas A&M at Auburn
Florida vs. Georgia (Jacksonville)
Kentucky at Missouri
Tennessee at South Carolina
Mississippi State at Alabama

Nov. 3
Alabama at LSU
Missouri at Florida
Ole Miss at Georgia
Vanderbilt at Kentucky
Texas A&M at Mississippi State

Nov. 10
Texas A&M at Alabama
Arkansas at South Carolina
Georgia at Auburn
Mississippi State at LSU
Vanderbilt at Ole Miss
Missouri at Tennessee

Nov. 17
Arkansas at Mississippi State
Ole Miss at LSU
Tennessee at Vanderbilt

Nov. 24
Auburn at Alabama
LSU at Arkansas
Kentucky at Tennessee
Mississippi State at Ole Miss
Missouri at Texas A&M
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2012 SEC Football Schedule (Conference Games Only)
Team-By-Team

ALABAMA
Sept. 15: at Arkansas
Sept. 29: OLE MISS
Oct. 13: at Missouri
Oct. 20: at Tennessee
Oct. 27: MISSISSIPPI STATE
Nov. 3: at LSU
Nov. 10: TEXAS A&M
Nov. 24: AUBURN

ARKANSAS
Sept. 15: ALABAMA
Sept. 29: vs. Texas A&M
Oct. 6: at Auburn
Oct. 13: KENTUCKY
Oct. 27: OLE MISS
Nov. 10: at South Carolina
Nov. 17: at Mississippi State
Nov. 24: LSU

AUBURN
Sept. 8: at Mississippi State
Sept. 22: LSU
Oct. 6: ARKANSAS
Oct. 13: at Ole Miss
Oct. 20: at Vanderbilt
Oct. 27: TEXAS A&M
Nov. 10: GEORGIA
Nov. 24: at Alabama

FLORIDA
Sept. 8: at Texas A&M
Sept. 15: at Tennessee
Sept. 22: KENTUCKY
Oct. 6: LSU
Oct. 13: at Vanderbilt
Oct. 20: SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 27: vs. Georgia (Jacksonville)
Nov. 3: MISSOURI

GEORGIA
Sept. 8: at Missouri
Sept. 22: VANDERBILT
Sept. 29: TENNESSEE
Oct. 6: at South Carolina
Oct. 20: at Kentucky
Oct. 27: vs. Florida (Jacksonville)
Nov. 3: OLE MISS
Nov. 10: at Auburn

KENTUCKY
Sept. 22: at Florida
Sept. 29: SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 6: MISSISSIPPI STATE
Oct. 13: at Arkansas
Oct. 20: GEORGIA
Oct. 27: at Missouri
Nov. 3: VANDERBILT
Nov. 24: at Tennessee

LSU
Sept. 22: at Auburn
Oct. 6: at Florida
Oct. 13: SOUTH CAROLINA
Oct. 20: at Texas A&M
Nov. 3: ALABAMA
Nov. 10: MISSISSIPPI STATE
Nov. 17: OLE MISS
Nov. 24: at Arkansas

OLE MISS
Sept. 29: at Alabama
Oct. 6: TEXAS A&M
Oct. 13: AUBURN
Oct. 27: at Arkansas
Nov. 3: at Georgia
Nov. 10: VANDERBILT
Nov. 17: at LSU
Nov. 24: MISSISSIPPI STATE

MISSISSIPPI STATE
Sept. 8: AUBURN
Oct. 6: at Kentucky
Oct. 13: TENNESSEE
Oct. 27: at Alabama
Nov. 3: TEXAS A&M
Nov. 10: at LSU
Nov. 17: ARKANSAS
Nov. 24: at Ole Miss

MISSOURI
Sept. 8: GEORGIA
Sept. 22: at South Carolina
Oct. 6: VANDERBILT
Oct. 13: ALABAMA
Oct. 27: KENTUCKY
Nov. 3: at Florida
Nov. 10: at Tennessee
Nov. 24: at Texas A&M

SOUTH CAROLINA
Aug. 30: at Vanderbilt
Sept. 22: MISSOURI
Sept. 29: at Kentucky
Oct. 6: GEORGIA
Oct. 13: at LSU
Oct. 20: at Florida
Oct. 27: TENNESSEE
Nov. 10: ARKANSAS

TENNESSEE
Sept. 15: FLORIDA
Sept. 29: at Georgia
Oct. 13: at Mississippi State
Oct. 20: ALABAMA
Oct. 27: at South Carolina
Nov. 10: MISSOURI
Nov. 17: at Vanderbilt
Nov. 24: KENTUCKY

TEXAS A&M
Sept. 8: FLORIDA
Sept. 29: vs. Arkansas
Oct. 6: at Ole Miss
Oct. 20: LSU
Oct. 27: at Auburn
Nov. 3: at Mississippi State
Nov. 10: at Alabama
Nov. 24: MISSOURI

VANDERBILT
Aug. 30: SOUTH CAROLINA
Sept. 22: at Georgia
Oct. 6: at Missouri
Oct. 13: FLORIDA
Oct. 20: AUBURN
Nov. 3: at Kentucky
Nov. 10: at Ole Miss
Nov. 17: TENNESSEE


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