The Alabama Crimson Tide have added the Austin Peay Governors to their 2022 football schedule, according to an announcement by Austin Peay University on Thursday.
Alabama will host Austin Peay at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa, Ala., on November 19, 2022. The game will mark the first-ever meeting between the two teams on the gridiron.
Austin Peay is a member of the Ohio Valley Conference (OVC) in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The Governors last claimed a conference championship back in 1977.
The addition of Austin Peay tentatively completes Alabama’s 2022 non-conference football schedule. The Crimson Tide are scheduled to open the season at home against Utah State on Sept. 3. Other non-conference opponents for Alabama in 2022 include a road contest at Texas on Sept. 10 and a home game against ULM on Sept 17.
In SEC play in 2022, Alabama is scheduled to host Auburn, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, and Vanderbilt and travel to Arkansas, LSU, Ole Miss, and Tennessee.
Alabama is the second non-conference opponent scheduled for Austin Peay in 2022. The Governors are scheduled to open the season at Western Kentucky in Week Zero on August 27.
“This trip to Tuscaloosa and Bryant-Denny Stadium will provide our student athletes another great opportunity to display their talents and the Austin Peay spirit on the national stage,” said Austin Peay Director of Athletics Gerald Harrison. “Obviously games such as this are necessary to assist our department as we work hard to provide a premium student athlete experience for all of our sports.
“Scheduling these games takes much coordination and we would like to thank all those involved for assisting us as we took the necessary steps to make this opportunity possible.”
Alabama is the fourth Football Bowl Subdivision (FBS) opponent on Austin Peay’s future slate. The Governors are scheduled to play at Cincinnati in 2020 and at Ole Miss in 2021, in addition to the games against Alabama and Western Kentucky in 2022.