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TIGERS 2012 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE RELEASED

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By Michael Wells
Sports Information Director
 

LOS ANGELES — The Occidental College football team's 2012 schedule is set.

The Tigers, which finished the 2011 season 5-4 overall and 3-3 in SCIAC play, begin at home against Pacific of the Northwest Conference on Sept. 8 before traveling to Menlo on Sept. 15 for their second and only other non-conference game of the season.

The opener against Pacific will be the first time the Tigers play the Boxers in Oxy head coach Dale Widolff's 30-year tenure.

Pacific, a school of 3,200 students in Forest Grove, Ore., finished the 2011 season 1-8, but in the very competitive NWC that includes NCAA West Region power Linfield.

The Boxers and the Tigers shared three common opponents in 2011. They both beat Puget Sound by more than 10 points and lost to Menlo. Oxy beat Claremont-Mudd-Scripps, a team that Pacific lost to 28-9.

Menlo, a NAIA school from the Cascade Conference, is annually one of Oxy's non conference opponents. Oxy's taken three of the last five meetings.

The Tigers open the SCIAC season at Redlands, which finished second place in 2011, on Sept. 29.

Oxy plays four of its nine games at home and five away, but two of its home games carry some added significance. The Tigers will play their homecoming game against Pomona-Pitzer in the Battle of the Drum on Oct. 27, widely regarded as the longest standing college football rivalry in Southern California. Then, the week later, they'll host their second most hated rival, Whittier College, in the Battle for the Shoes on Nov. 3.

Traditionally, the Tigers have played three non-conference games and six conference games. Next season Chapman University is officially a SCIAC member, bumping the conference schedule to seven games annually.

Full Schedule

Aug. 30: All times Eastern
TBA
Frostburg State at Stevenson
6:00 PM
Alma at Baldwin Wallace
Live stats
7:00 PM
University of New England at Coast Guard
Live stats
7:00 PM
Randolph-Macon at Johns Hopkins
7:00 PM
Hamline at Buena Vista
Video Live stats
7:00 PM
LaGrange at Birmingham-Southern
7:00 PM
Trinity (Texas) at McMurry
7:30 PM
Manchester at Trine
8:00 PM
St. Olaf at Crown
8:00 PM
Millsaps at Belhaven
8:00 PM
UW-Platteville at East Texas Baptist
Live stats
Aug. 31: All times Eastern
TBA
Utica at St. Lawrence
6:00 PM
Delaware Valley at Wesley
Live stats
7:00 PM
WPI at Anna Maria
Live stats
7:00 PM
Western New England at Springfield
Live stats
7:00 PM
Nichols at Westfield State
7:00 PM
Millikin at Hope
Preview Live stats
7:00 PM
TCNJ at FDU-Florham
7:00 PM
Becker at MIT
Video Live stats
Dec. 9: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 43, at UW-Oshkosh 40
Box Score Recap Recap Photos
Final
at Mary Hardin-Baylor 24, Brockport 0
Box Score Recap Photos
Dec. 15: All times Eastern
Final
Mount Union 12, at Mary Hardin-Baylor 0
@ Salem, Va.
Video Box Score Recap Photos