New Mexico State adds Lamar to 2022 football schedule

By Kevin Kelley -

The New Mexico State Aggies have added the Lamar Cardinals to their 2022 football schedule, the school announced on Friday.

New Mexico State will host Lamar at Aggie Memorial Stadium in Las Cruces, N.M., on Saturday, Nov. 12, 2022. The game will mark the 11th overall meeting between the two schools.

New Mexico State and Lamar first met on the gridiron in 1964 and last played in 1976. The Cardinals won the most recent matchup 21-17, but the Aggies currently lead the overall series 6-4.

With the addition of Lamar, New Mexico State now has 12 opponents scheduled for the 2022 season. Other teams scheduled to visit Aggie Memorial Stadium include Nevada (Aug. 27; Week Zero), Hawaii (Oct. 15), San Jose State (Oct. 22), and New Mexico (date to be determined).

Road opponents for the Aggies in 2022 include Minnesota (Sept. 1), UTEP (Sept. 10), Wisconsin (Sept. 17), Akron (Oct. 1), UMass (Oct. 29), Missouri (Nov. 19), and Liberty (Nov. 26).

Lamar, which will begin play in the Western Athletic Conference (WAC) in 2022, now has four non-conference opponents scheduled for that season. The Cardinals are currently slated to open the season with back-to-back road games at Tarleton State on Sept. 3 and at SMU on Sept. 10, and those contests are followed by a home tilt against Northern Colorado on Sept. 17.

Football Schedules