MONTICELLO — The 2012 Arkansas-Monticello football schedule was released Tuesday and the Boll Weevils open the season on Sept. 1 at home against Shepherd Tech of Memphis.
The home game against Shepherd Tech is one of six home games for UAM, which includes the homecoming game against Ouachita Baptist at 3 p.m. on Oct. 13 at Convoy Leslie Cotton Boll Stadium.
UAM’s second game of the season on Sept. 8 will be against FCS opponent Northwestern State, which is a member of the Southland Conference and is located in Natchitoches, La.
This is the first year that all of the teams in the Great American Conference will play each other. Contractual obligations with the Gulf South Conference prevented that in 2011.
Start times for the Weevils’ road games will be posted at a later date.
The complete schedule:
Sept. 1 vs. Shepherd Tech
Sept. 8 at Northwestern State
Sept. 15 vs. Harding
Sept. 22 at East Central
Sept. 29 vs. Southern Arkansas
Oct. 6 at Henderson State
Oct. 13 vs. Ouachita Baptist
Oct. 20 at Arkansas Tech
Oct. 27 vs. Southeastern Oklahoma State
Nov. 3 at Southwestern Oklahoma State
Nov. 10 vs. Northwestern Oklahoma State