UNT announces 2011 football schedule

The University of North Texas will open its new, $78 million home against Houston on Sept. 10.

Here's the complete schedule and release from UNT:

The season-opener against FIU on Sept. 1 will be the first of five games against teams that played in postseason bowl games last season. North Texas will debut its brand new state-of-the-art football stadium in the home-opener against Houston on Sept. 10. The $78 million Mean Green Stadium will play host to six games in 2011, including Indiana on Sept. 24th as well as four Sun Belt Conference games. This will be the first time in the 96-year history of the program a Big 10 Conference opponent has played in Denton. Non-conference road games against 2010 bowl teams Alabama and Tulsa fill out the first part of the schedule for the Mean Green. Three of the first five games of the season will pit North Texas against teams that won bowl games last season.

The schedule:

Sept. 1 (Thursday) at Florida International*

Sept. 10 Houston#

Sept. 17 at Alabama

Sept. 24 Indiana

Oct. 1 at Tulsa

Oct. 8 Florida Atlantic*

Oct. 15 at Louisiana-Lafayette*

Oct. 22 Louisiana-Monroe*

Oct. 29 at Arkansas State*

Nov. 12 at Troy*

Nov. 19 Western Kentucky*

Dec. 3 Middle Tennessee*

* Sun Belt Conference

# First game at Mean Green Stadium