Villanova to open grid season Aug. 31

Villanova announced its 2012 football schedule on Thursday.

The season will open Aug. 31 with the fourth annual Mayor's Cup game against Temple at Lincoln Financial Field. The home opener against Fordham is scheduled for Sept. 8. Game times are to be announced.

Villanova Football Schedule

Aug. 31          at Temple                   (Lincoln Financial Field)

Sept. 8          Fordham

Sept. 15          Rhode Island

Sept. 22          at Penn

Sept. 29          at Maine

Oct. 6             Richmond

Oct. 13          at Old Dominion

Oct. 20          at Georgia State

Oct. 27          Towson

Nov. 10          James Madison

Nov. 17          at Delaware