Tennessee Football’s 2022 Schedule Released

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    Josh Heupel’s inaugural season as Tennessee’s head coach is just three games in, but the 2022 schedule is officially set. The SEC released the Vols’ conference schedule on the SEC Network Tuesday night, completing the 2022 schedule.

    The Vols open their 2022 campaign at home against Ball State on Sept. 3. The rest of the schedule is as follows: at Pitt, vs. Akron, vs. Florida, Bye week, at LSU, vs. Alabama, vs. UT Martin, vs. Kentucky, at Georgia, vs. Missouri, at Vanderbilt.

    Tennessee finalized its non conference schedule at an earlier date and gives the Vols a chance at revenge against the Panthers after their week two loss to the Panthers.

    The Vols’ SEC opponents were already set but the dates are now finalized. Tennessee has a challenging road trip to LSU on Oct. 8. The road trip will mark the first time Tennessee has played in Baton Rouge since the infamous 2010 matchup when the Vols won and then lost.

    The Vols fourth non conference game moves up a month in 2022. After playing a non conference opponent in November every year since 2014, the Vols will play five straight SEC opponents to end the season and four in November.

    The South Carolina game, which has mostly been in October in the past, will be played Nov. 19. It will be the latest Tennessee has played the Gamecocks in a season since 1929.

    Tennessee will play three of its final four games on the road and they could be critical. SEC games against Kentucky, Georgia, Missouri, South Carolina and Vanderbilt bookend the 2022 campaign. Besides Georgia, all those games appear very winnable for Heupel’s second Tennessee team and will have a great bearing on the result of the season.

    Tennessee opens up SEC play in the 2021 season Saturday night at 7 p.m. ET at Florida.

    Ryan Schumpert is a senior at the University of Tennessee-Knoxville who has covered University of Tennessee athletics since the moment he stepped on campus. He just completed a three-year stint with the Daily Beacon, the last two of which as the Sports Editor. Ryan also spent last three years at Volquest providing strong Tennessee baseball coverage of Tony Vitello's resurgent program. While the bulk of Ryan's responsibilities involved beat coverage and writing, he also recorded podcasts for both the Beacon and Volquest. Did we leave out the part about Ryan interning for the Smokies? Ryan's work ethic, versatility, and strong writing skills are but three of the reasons why Vol Nation will be hearing from Ryan for years to come.