(AP) - Marshall will open the 2012 football season in Morgantown against West Virginia on Sept. 1.
Marshall released its schedule Thursday.
It will be the last in a seven-year contract between Marshall and WVU. The schools currently aren't scheduled to play each other in the future.
Marshall also has nonconference games at home against Western Carolina of the Championship Subdivision on Sept. 8 and against Ohio on Sept. 15, and a game at Purdue on Sept. 29.
Marshall opens Conference USA play at Rice on Sept. 22. Marshall has conference home games against Tulsa on Oct. 6, Central Florida on Oct. 27, Memphis on Nov. 3 and Houston on Nov. 17.
Other league road games will be at Southern Miss Oct. 20, UAB Nov. 10 and East Carolina Nov. 24.