Hilltopper Football Releases Updated 2022 Schedule

BOWLING GREEN, Ky. – WKU Football has announced its updated 2022 schedule following the recent resolution between Conference USA and Marshall, Old Dominion and Southern Miss that allows the three institutions to withdraw as members of the conference at the conclusion of the 2021-22 academic year.

2022 WKU Football Schedule (2021 record in parenthesis)

Aug. 27 – Austin Peay (6-5)

Sept. 3 – at Hawaii (6-7)

Sept. 10 – BYE WEEK

Sept. 17 – at Indiana (2-10)

Sept. 24 – FIU* (1-11)

Oct. 1 – Troy (5-7)

Oct. 8 – at UTSA* (12-2)

Oct. 15 – at Middle Tennessee* (7-6)

Oct. 22 – UAB* (9-4)

Oct. 29 – North Texas* (6-7)

Nov. 5 – at Charlotte* (5-7)

Nov. 12 – Rice* (4-8)

Nov. 19 – at Auburn (6-7)

Nov. 26 – at Florida Atlantic* (5-7)

The Hilltoppers’ non-conference slate will remain the same, with matchups against Austin Peay (Aug. 27), Hawaii (Sept. 3), Indiana (Sept. 17), Troy (Oct. 1) and Auburn (Nov. 19). The Hilltoppers narrowly fell to Big Ten opponent Indiana, 33-31, at home last season and will look to turn the tide when they travel to Bloomington in 2022. WKU’s game against SEC adversary Auburn will mark just the third meeting between the schools, with their last matchup coming back in 2005.

WKU’s updated conference schedule will still feature four home games and four road games, with those home and away dates remaining the same as previously scheduled. The Hilltoppers’ revised conference slate will now include contests against UAB (Oct. 22) and North Texas (Oct. 29), while their dates for matchups with Charlotte (Nov. 5), Rice (Nov. 12) and Florida Atlantic (Nov. 26) have also been adjusted.

Head coach Tyson Helton will be in his fourth year at the helm of the Hilltopper program after producing a 23-16 record through three seasons. WKU has advanced to a bowl game in each of Helton’s three seasons on The Hill, with wins in the 2019 SERVPRO First Responder Bowl and 2021 RoofClaim.Com Boca Raton Bowl.

All game dates are subject to change for television consideration. Broadcast information for the 2022 season will be released at a later time.