Full 2022 Ball State football schedule

MUNCIE, Ind. – The full 2022 Ball State football schedule, including dates and opponents, was announced Friday by the Mid-American Conference.
Credit Source: Ball State University Athletics
“We’re excited to see our 2022 schedule as we prepare for the upcoming season,” head coach Mike Neu said. “This schedule presents many opportunities that I know our guys will be prepared to take on. We’re especially excited to have five Saturday home games with great atmospheres at Scheumann Stadium.”
The Cardinals kick off the season with a trip to Southeastern Conference foe Tennessee Sept. 3. It will be the first trip for Ball State to a SEC venue since 2015 when it squared off with Texas A&M.
MAC play begins the following Saturday when the Cardinals host Western Michigan Sept. 10 for the first game inside Scheumann Stadium for the 2022 campaign.
Ball State then returns to non-league action when it welcomes Murray State for Family Weekend Sept. 17 and then travels to Georgia Southern Sept. 24.
The Cardinals begin October with a pair of key MAC games, first by hosting Northern Illinois Oct. 1 in the Battle for the Bronze Stalk. Ball State then heads to Mount Pleasant, Mich. to face Central Michigan Oct. 8.
Two home games follow as the Cardinals welcome non-league foe UConn Oct. 15 and Eastern Michigan Oct. 22 for Homecoming and the final regular season game played on a Saturday.
Midweek #MACtion features three road games for Ball State: Nov. 1 at Kent State, Nov. 8 at Toledo and Nov. 22 at Miami for the Red Bird Rivalry. The final home game of the season is Nov. 15 vs. Ohio.
This year’s MAC title game is set for Saturday, Dec. 3 at Ford Field in Detroit, Mich.
The Cardinals are coming off back-to-back seasons with bowl appearances for the third time in program history and have won 13 games over the last two campaigns, the most of any MAC team.
Kick times and initial television selections for the 2022 season will be announced at a later date. Fans can request season ticket and group seating information by clicking here. Renewing season ticket holders can renew online at ballstatesports.com/myaccount.
2022 Ball State Football Schedule
Sept. 3 (Sat.) at Tennessee
Sept. 10 (Sat.) vs. Western Michigan*
Sept. 17 (Sat.) vs. Murray State (Family Weekend)
Sept. 24 (Sat.) at Georgia Southern
Oct. 1 (Sat.) vs. Northern Illinois*
Oct. 8 (Sat.) at Central Michigan*
Oct. 15 (Sat.) vs. UConn
Oct. 22 (Sat.) vs. Eastern Michigan* (Homecoming)
Nov. 1 (Tue.) at Kent State*
Nov. 8 (Tue.) at Toledo*
Nov. 15 (Tue.) vs. Ohio*
Nov. 22 (Tue.) at Miami*
Dec. 3 (Sat.) MAC Championship (Detroit, Mich.)
Schedule Quick Hits
• Ball State’s trip to Tennessee will mark its first game at a SEC venue since Sept. 12, 2015 at Texas A&M. The Cardinals have played at SEC schools five times since 2000: at Auburn (2001, 2005, 2009) and at Florida (2000).
• Ball State’s matchup with Western Michigan marks the earliest conference game since Aug. 30, 2012 vs. Eastern Michigan.
• The Cardinals are set to face Georgia Southern and Murray State for the first time in program history.
• Ball State ends the regular season with three of four games on the road, something that hasn’t happened since doing it in back-to-back seasons in 2011 and 2012.
• The Cardinals’ Homecoming game against Eastern Michigan on Oct. 22 matches the third-latest Homecoming game since 1933. Ball State held Homecoming on Oct. 22 against Akron in 2016, Oct. 23 vs. Miami last year and Oct. 25 vs. Western Michigan in 1980.
• Ball State’s 2022 opponents combined to win 73 games a season ago, including 48 in league play. The Cardinals are set to face nine opponents who made a bowl game last season.

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