Slight change to Demon football schedule
Published 4:26 pm Thursday, July 21, 2022
By Jason Pugh | NSU Sports Information
With the recent changes to the Southland Conference membership, adjustments have made their way to Northwestern State’s 2022 football schedule.
The biggest differences in the new schedule involve a pair of home dates for the Demons, bookending NSU’s conference schedule.
Northwestern State will welcome Lamar University back into the Southland Conference, hosting the Cardinals in the Sept. 24 league opener. Earlier this week, Lamar announced it would return to the Southland a year earlier than expected after its one-season move to the Western Athletic Conference.
The opponent for NSU’s Nov. 19 regular-season finale also was changed.
Instead of facing state rival McNeese to close out the 2022 season, the Demons will host Incarnate Word, which announced in late June it would remain in the Southland Conference and not make an expected move to the WAC.
Here is the 2022 Northwestern State football schedule:
Sept. 3: Northwestern State at Montana
Sept. 10: Grambling vs. Northwestern State (in Shreveport)
Sept. 17: Northwestern State at Southern Mississippi
Sept. 24: Lamar at Northwestern State
Oct. 1: Nicholls State at Northwestern State
Oct. 8: Northwestern State at Eastern Illinois
Oct. 15: Northwestern State at Houston Baptist
Oct. 22: Southeast Missouri at Northwestern State (Homecoming)
Nov. 6: Northwestern State at Texas A&M-Commerce
Nov. 12: Northwestern State at Southeastern Louisiana
Nov. 19: Incarnate Word at Northwestern State