TERRE HAUTE, Ind. (WTWO/WAWV) –

Head Coach Curt Mallory and the Indiana State football program announced the 2022 football schedule on Tuesday morning. The 11-game slate will feature six home games at Memorial Stadium, including a Thursday night opener against North Alabama, to highlight the upcoming year.

The 2022 home opener is set for Thursday, September 1, as the Sycamores host the Lions at Memorial Stadium. The following Saturday, ISU makes its lone nonconference road trip to West Lafayette, Ind. as the Sycamores take on Purdue at Ross-Ade Stadium.

The final game of the 2022 nonconference schedule comes on September 17 features the first matchup between Indiana State and Montana in each program’s respective histories. The game sets up the first of a home-and-home series between the Sycamores and the Grizzlies with ISU set to make the return trip in 2025.

After a bye week, Indiana State dives into Missouri Valley Football Conference play on October 1 as the Sycamores make the trip to Cedar Falls, Iowa to take on Northern Iowa. It marks the first contest between the two teams since the 2019 season as the teams were off the schedule rotation last season.

ISU’s conference home opener on October 8 comes against defending FCS national champion North Dakota State and sets up an alternating home-away format the rest of the regular season.

The remainder of the 2022 home schedule features home contests against Illinois State (Oct. 22 – Homecoming), North Dakota (Nov. 5), and Missouri State (Nov. 19 – Senior Day).

Road trips include treks to Youngstown State (Oct. 15), South Dakota State (Oct. 29), and Western Illinois (Nov. 12).

Ticket prices and kickoff times will be announced at a later date.