Four new opponents, a pair of familiar foes and five OVC games highlight Murray State football's 2022 schedule, released Tuesday. The 2022 season will be the 98th for the Racers as a varsity program, their 50th in historic Roy Stewart Stadium and their 75th, and final, in the Ohio Valley Conference.
Murray State opens its 2022 campaign in Big XII country with a trip to Lubbock for its first-ever meeting with Texas Tech on Sept. 3. The following week, the Racers return home to kick off their 50th season at The Track with former conference rival Jacksonville State Sept. 10.
On Sept. 17, the Racers travel to Muncie, Indiana to face their second new opponent of the season when they take Ball State. On Sept. 24, Murray State opens its 75th and final season in the OVC at home with Eastern Illinois for Family Weekend.
The Racers will begin October in the land of the bayou when they travel to Hammond to take on Southeastern Louisiana on Oct. 1, before returning home Oct. 8 to host UT Martin. Following the annual tussle with the Skyhawks, the Racers will hit the road for two straight games taking on arch-rival and former OVC member Austin Peay Oct. 15 in Clarksville and new OVC member and MSU's third new opponent of the season Lindenwood Oct. 22 in St. Charles, Missouri.
Homecoming 2022 will take place Oct. 29 against Tennessee State, leading into the team's annual bye week. After the bye, MSU returns home for the final time in 2022 to host new opponent number four, Robert Morris, in a non-conference affair Nov. 12, followed by the season finale at Southeast Missouri Nov. 19.
Season ticket information will be sent out April 8 for both season ticket renewals and new purchases, with single game tickets being made available at a later date.
2022 Football Schedule
September 3 - at Texas Tech
September 10 - Jacksonville State
September 17 - at Ball State
September 24 - Eastern Illinois (Family Weekend)
October 1 - at Southeastern Louisiana
October 8 - Tennessee Martin
October 15 - at Austin Peay
October 22 - at Lindenwood
October 29 - Tennessee State (Homecoming)
November 12 - Robert Morris
November 19 - at Southeast Missouri