KENNESAW, Ga. – Kennesaw Condition unveiled its 2022 football schedule that capabilities its 1st period as a member of the ASUN Meeting. The Owls will host five online games in total, and have scheduled a demanding non-conference slate, highlighted by University Football Playoff participant Cincinnati.
KSU opens its time on a Thursday night for the second consecutive year, but this time on the highway from Samford University Sept. 1. The Owls and Bulldogs will fulfill for the fourth time with KSU owning received the final two meetings. KSU defeated Samford in the 2017 FCS Playoffs, 28-17, and at dwelling all through the 2018 common period, 24-10.
The Owls then embark to Nippert Stadium to play the Cincinnati Bearcats. Cincinnati, who has received the last two American Meeting titles, played in the Goodyear Cotton Bowl, and finished 2021 ranked fourth in the AP and AFCA Coaches polls. UC has gained 27 consecutive games at Nippert Stadium, excellent for the nation’s second-longest property earn streak.
Adhering to a bye 7 days, KSU hosts its property opener at Fifth Third Lender Stadium towards Wofford School. KSU is undefeated in 4 former conferences, like previous fall’s 31-10 victory inside of Gibbs Stadium. The Owls are 6-1 all-time in residence openers and have won 16 consecutive non-meeting typical period dwelling online games. The Sept. 24 date marks the most current residence-opener in what will be KSU’s eighth season of levels of competition.
KSU’s inaugural ASUN soccer recreation will come on the road at Jacksonville Condition. The Owls and Gamecocks will meet Oct. 1 for the second straight season, and third time total. KSU throttled then- No. 17 JSU, 31-6, this past Oct at Fifth Third Financial institution Stadium. KSU has won the previous two contests, which include the vintage five-time beyond regulation thriller in 2018. The Owls and Gamecocks initial achieved in the 2nd spherical of the 2017 FCS Playoffs exactly where KSU acquired a 17-7 victory at Burgess-Snow Industry.
The 1st ASUN gridiron video game at Fifth 3rd Bank Stadium will be Oct. 8, when a further previous Massive South foe, North Alabama, visits KSU. The Owls have gained the earlier two conferences, and previous year’s activity experienced a remarkable end. KSU escaped Florence, Ala. with a 28-24 gain many thanks to an eight-perform, 70-yard push by All-American quarterback Xavier Shepherd and a rally-thwarting interception from Erwin Byrd.
The second of 4-straight house online games and 3-straight conference online games is set for Oct. 15 when KSU hosts Central Arkansas. The Bears will be in their second year as a meeting member after actively playing past drop in the “AQ7”, the place the ASUN and WAC shaped a scheduling alliance for a single year to earn an automatic qualifier into the FCS Playoffs. UCA is coming off a 5-6 time. Prior to becoming a member of the ASUN, the Bears received a share of the 2019 Southland Convention crown.
The timetable then provides a string of 3 non-conference game titles, commencing with Tennessee Tech at home Oct. 22. The teams have not satisfied given that 2018, where KSU posted a 49-10 victory on the street. This year’s meeting will mark the third in the series, exactly where KSU has captured each online games consequently much.
The four-match homestand ends with a acquainted foe. Former meeting mate Charleston Southern visits Kennesaw for an Oct. 29 contest. The Bucs and Owls have a lengthy record irrespective of not conference as Massive South Conference users in 2021. The teams have played six instances, where KSU potential customers the all-time collection, 4-2. Most lately, they met in the spring 2021 season where the Owls gained 24-19 at household.
The non-conference finale is set for Nov. 5 at defending Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) champion College of Tennessee at Martin. The Skyhawks went 10-3 and attained the next round of the FCS Playoffs after defeating Missouri Point out and then slipping at Montana Condition. The sport at Hardy M. Graham Stadium will mark the very first assembly in between the plans.
The normal year household finale will pit the Owls towards Austin Peay in an ASUN clash Nov. 12. The Governors sign up for the ASUN from the OVC in which they went 6-5 in 2021 and concluded next in the conference. The two programs have in no way satisfied.
KSU closes the frequent period on the road with a Nov. 19 match at Japanese Kentucky. In a match that features a further initial-time matchup, the Owls and Colonels will meet up with as ASUN Meeting members. EKU is coming off a 7-4 time, 4-2 document against the “AQ7”, and a 5-1 residence report.
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