The 2012 MAC football schedule was released on Thursday, and the Massachusetts Minutemen will make their conference debut on Sept. 22 against Miami (Ohio).
The Minutemen, who have taken Temple's spot in the MAC after moving to the FBS, begin their season three weeks before that with a border battle against the UConn Huskies on Thursday, Aug. 30.
The full 2012 UMass football schedule follows:
Thursday, Aug. 30: UMass at UConn
Saturday, Sep. 8: Indiana at UMass
Saturday, Sep. 15: UMass at MIchigan
Saturday, Sep. 22: UMass at Miami (Ohio)
Saturday, Sep. 29: Ohio at UMass
Saturday, Oct. 6: UMass at Western Michigan
Saturday, Oct. 20: Bowling Green at UMass
Saturday, Oct. 27: UMass at Vanderbilt
Saturday, Nov. 3: UMass at Northern Illinois
Saturday, Nov. 10: UMass at Akron
Saturday, Nov. 17: Buffalo at UMass
Friday, Nov. 23: Central Michigan at UMass (ESPNU/ESPN3)
Friday, Nov. 30: MAC Championship Game at Ford Field