The Lamar Cardinals have added the Prairie View A&M Panthers to their 2022 football schedule, the school announced on Wednesday.
Lamar will host Prairie View A&M at Provost Umphrey Stadium in Beaumont, Texas, on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2022. The game will mark the third overall meeting between the two schools.
Lamar and Prairie View A&M first met on the gridiron in 1985. In their most recent matchup in 2012, the Cardinals defeated the Panthers 31-0 to improve their unbeaten record in the series to 2-0.
“We’re very excited to be announcing a game against Prairie View A&M for the 2022 campaign,” said LU Director of Athletics Marco Born. “Prairie View has a strong tradition and has been very competitive at the FCS level for years. In addition to being a highly competitive program, PVAMU is an in-state rival which always generates excitement for our alumni and fan base. It will also be a relatively short road trip for the Panthers’ fans to attend the game.”
Lamar now has five games scheduled for the 2022 season as they transition to the Western Athletic Conference (WAC). The Cardinals are also scheduled to play at Tarleton State (Sept. 3), SMU (Sept. 10), and New Mexico State (Nov. 12) and host Northern Colorado (Sept. 17).
The Cardinals are the third non-conference opponent scheduled for Prairie View A&M for the 2022 season. The Panthers also have games scheduled on the road at Abilene Christian on Sept. 10 and at home against UIW on Sept. 17.