Sept. 1: New Hampshire, 7 — Ranked No. 10 in FCS preseason poll, Wildcats won’t be a pushover.
Sept. 10: At Ohio State, noon — Buckeyes won’t have four starters due to suspension but will still be tough to beat at the Horseshoe.
Sept. 16: Boise State, 8 — Broncos should be ranked in Top 5 in polls when they come to town.
Sept. 24: At Syracuse, noon — Orange coming off victory over Kansas State in Pinstripe Bowl and returns 13 starters.
Oct. 1: At Temple, noon — Tough conference opener on road against team that went 8-4 last year and didn’t go bowling.
Oct. 8: Eastern Michigan, 3 — Rockets are 54-26 all-time on homecoming and have only lost to EMU once in last 11 years.
Oct. 15: At Bowling Green, noon — UT snapped BG’s three-game winning streak in rivalry with 33-14 victory last year.
Oct. 22: Miami, 7 —— Rockets lost by seven in last meeting after fumbling into end zone with less than minute left.
Nov. 1: Northern Illinois, 7 — The home team has won the last four meetings by an average of 29 points per game.
Nov. 8: Western Michigan, 8 — UT snapped four-game losing streak to Broncos last season.
Nov. 18: At Central Michigan 8 — Rockets have lost three straight at CMU, with their last trip there resulting in a 56-28 rout.
Nov. 25: At Ball State, TBA — Pete Lembo takes over with Cardinals facing possibility of third straight losing season.