Alabama A&M football
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HUNTSVILLE, Ala. — Alabama A&M released its 2022 football schedule on Wednesday featuring 11 games that include a pair of trips to Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) schools.

The Bulldogs will kick off the season on Thursday, Sept. 1 when they travel just an hour and a half down the road to take on FBS member Alabama-Birmingham (9-4 C-USA) at State-of-the-Art Protective Life Stadium. It will be just the third meeting in program history and the first since 2017.

A&M will be right back on the road for their next game, this coming at Troy (5-7 SBC) on Saturday, Sept. 10 in Troy, Alabama. The two teams will be playing for just the second time with the only other meeting coming on Sept. 2, 2000, in Huntsville.

One week later fans will get to fill Louis Crews Stadium once again, this time as first-time opponent Austin Peay (6-5 OVC) visits on Sept. 17. That game is slated for 6 p.m. The Bulldogs will then leave the State of Alabama for the first time all season on Sept. 24 when they open up Southwestern Athletic Conference (SWAC) play at new rival Florida A&M (9-3, 7-1).

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It will be a brief foray out of Alabama, however, as A&M returns home for a pair of games in back-to-back weeks, beginning with Homecoming against Bethune-Cookman (2-9, 2-6) on Oct. 1. It will be only the second meeting since 1979 with the most recent being the first league matchup between the two this past fall, a game the Bulldogs won 30-27 in a driving rainstorm on Sept. 16, 2021. Kickoff is slated for 2 p.m.

Alabama A&M will be right back at Louis Crews the following week to welcome Grambling (4-7, 3-5) back to Huntsville for the first time since Nov. 10, 2018. Game time is on tap for 1 p.m. The Bulldogs will then head to Arkansas to take on Arkansas-Pine Bluff (2-9, 1-7) in a rematch of the Spring 2021 SWAC Championship on Oct. 15.

Following an off week, A&M heads back to Birmingham, this time for the 81st Magic City Classic to take on rival Alabama State (5-6, 3-5). They will then spend the next two Saturday’s in the State of Mississippi as they head to Mississippi Valley State (4-7, 3-5) on Nov. 5 and defending SWAC Champion Jackson State (11-2, 8-0) on Nov. 12.

The Bulldogs will then wrap up the home season a week later as Texas Southern (2-8, 2-6) visits Louis Crews for a 1 p.m. kick. Two weeks later the champions of the East and West Division will meet in the SWAC Championship Game at the site of the team with the better league record with the winner earning not only the trophy but a trip to the Celebration Bowl later that month.

Date Opponent Location
September 1, 2022 (Thursday) Alabama-Birmingham Birmingham, Ala.
September 10, 2022 (Saturday) Troy Troy, Ala. / Veterans Memorial Stadium
September 17, 2022 (Saturday) Austin Peay Huntsville, Ala. / Louis Crews Stadium
September 24, 2022 (Saturday) Florida A&M Tallahassee, Fla.
October 1, 2022 (Saturday) Bethune-Cookman Huntsville, Ala. / Louis Crews Stadium
October 8, 2022 (Saturday) Grambling State Huntsville, Ala. / Louis Crews Stadium
October 15, 2022 (Saturday) Arkansas-Pine Bluff Pine Bluff, Ark.
October 29, 2022 (Saturday) Alabama State Birmingham, Ala. / Legion Field
November 5, 2022 (Saturday) Mississippi Valley State Itta Bena, Miss.
November 12, 2022 (Saturday) Jackson State TBA
November 19, 2022 (Saturday) Texas Southern Huntsville, Ala. / Louis Crews Stadium
December 3, 2022 (Saturday) 2022 SWAC Championship Highest Seed

Courtesy: AAMU Athletics


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