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Georgia St. will open Aug. 30 at Dome

ATLANTA -- Georgia State's season-opening football game against South Carolina State has been set for Thursday, Aug. 30 at 7:30 p.m. at the Georgia Dome, Director of Athletics Cheryl L. Levick announced.

Following the season opener against South Carolina State, the remainder of Georgia State's 2012 schedule is highlighted by the Panthers' first season of play in the Colonial Athletic Association as well as a non-conference game at Southeastern Conference foe Tennessee.

The game at Tennessee is scheduled for Sept. 8 at Neyland Stadium. Georgia State will be facing a SEC team for the second time in three seasons following a date at Alabama during the 2010 inaugural season.