Southeastern football announces 2022 schedule

Published 2:45 pm Friday, February 11, 2022

The Southeastern Louisiana University football team announced its 2022 schedule Friday.

The Lions, one of six teams to finish each of the past three seasons ranked in the FCS national polls, will open the season Sept. 3, traveling to UL Lafayette for a meeting with the defending Sun Belt Conference champions.

The meeting will be the 40th between SLU and the Ragin’ Cajuns. The in-state foes will face off for the first time since the 2017 season opener, which saw UL Lafayette hold off Southeastern, 51-48.

Following the season opener, the Lions head to Florida Atlantic Sept. 10 for the first meeting between the two schools. Southeastern opens its home slate Sept. 17, hosting Central Connecticut State at Strawberry Stadium. The Lions defeated the Blue Devils, 56-10, last fall to open the home-and-home series between the two schools.

Southeastern opens Southland Conference play on the road with a Sept. 24 contest at Northwestern State. NSU is the one league opponent the Lions will face twice this season, as the Demons visit Hammond Nov. 12. SLU earned a pair of victories over Northwestern State in 2021 and extended its win streak in the all-time series to 11 games.

The inaugural season of the Southland-Ohio Valley Conference football scheduling alliance will see Southeastern host Murray State Oct. 1. The two schools met once before in 1979 with the Lions taking a 19-11 win in Murray, Kentucky.

Southeastern welcomes new Southland foe Texas A&M-Commerce to Hammond Oct. 8. SLU is 4-4-1 all-time versus its newest league rival with the last meeting going the way of Southeastern, 41-7, in 2009. The battle of the Lions will also be the Homecoming contest in Hammond.

After a bye, the Lions close their nonconference schedule Oct. 22 when SLU heads to Jacksonville State. The game is a return trip from SLU’s 35-14 victory in the 2019 season opener.

Southeastern then returns to league play with an Oct. 29 contest at McNeese. The Lions trails in the all-time series, 23-25, but have won four of the last five games against the Cowboys after sweeping both meetings last fall.

SLU will look for its eighth straight victory over HBU when the Huskies come to town Nov. 5. Southeastern won, 62-24, in 2021.

The annual River Bell Classic closes the regular season Nov. 17 in Thibodaux. SLU and Nicholls split the two meetings last season with each team winning on its rival’s home field.

Southeastern will open spring practice on March 8 with the annual Spring Game set for April 9 to highlight Super Lion Saturday.

2022 Southeastern Football Schedule

Sept. 3 | at UL Lafayette | Lafayette, La. | TBA

Sept. 10 | at FAU | Boca Raton, Fla. | TBA

Sept. 17 | Central Connecticut State | Hammond, La. | TBA

Sept. 24 | at Northwestern State* | Natchitoches, La. | TBA

Oct. 1 | Murray State | Hammond, La. | TBA

Oct. 8 | Texas A&M-Commerce (Homecoming)* | Hammond, La. | TBA

Oct. 22 | at Jacksonville State | Jacksonville, Ala. | 1 p.m.

Oct. 29 | at McNeese* | Lake Charles, La. | 7 p.m.

Nov. 5 | Houston Baptist* | Hammond, La. | TBA

Nov. 12 | Northwestern State* | Hammond, La. | TBA

Nov. 17 | at Nicholls* | Thibodaux, La. | TBA

* – Southland Conference game | Southeastern home games in bold

TICKETS
For ticket information, contact the Southeastern Athletics Ticket Office at (985) 549-5466 or visit www.LionSports.net. Southeastern will continue offering mobile ticketing as the primary source for securing tickets for the 2021-22 season. All tickets will be available via e-mail or text message in a PDF format for fans to download on their phone or print at home. Tickets can also be downloaded to Apple Wallet.

SOCIAL MEDIA
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TOUCHDOWN CLUB/S CLUB

Fans interested in becoming active supporters of the football program are encouraged to join the Touchdown Club. Lion football alums are encouraged to join the exclusive S Club, which is restricted to Southeastern athletic letter winners.

All membership fees and donations to both the Touchdown Club and S Club (football) are available for the exclusive use of the Southeastern football program. Membership information is available by contacting the Lion Athletics Association at laa@southeastern.edu or (985) 549-5091 or visiting www.LionUp.com.

CLEAR BAG POLICY

Southeastern Athletics instituted a clear bag policy for all ticketed events, effective with the start of the 2018 football season. For more information on the clear bag policy, visit www.LionSports.net/clear.

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