Penn State Football Makes Changes To 2022 Schedule

Update, January 12: Penn State football’s 2022 schedule is now officially changed, according to the Big Ten conference.

Read on to see the wild saga that ensued on Tuesday when Penn State mistakenly published the schedule early.

Update, 1:40 p.m.: The Big Ten is expected to announce changes to its 2022 football schedule on Wednesday. Modifications would account for schedule changes made during the conference’s unusual 2020 season.

For now, scroll down to check out what’s almost certainly going to be Penn State’s 2022 season.

Update, 1 p.m.: All right. So…things are getting weird.

Penn State removed its 2022 football schedule from Athletics’ website, seemingly after some media outlets, including Onward State, reported and publicized the newfound changes. Minutes later, the team reactivated the page but reverted it back to Penn State’s original 2022 season schedule.

It’s hard to imagine that a new football schedule mistakenly appeared out of thin air. That said, we’ll let you know more when things become official.

Original Story: Penn State football’s 2022 schedule underwent a significant shake-up on Tuesday. The upcoming slate was officially changed online on the team’s website.

Notably, the Nittany Lions moved up their bye week, changed a couple of their dates, and swapped one of their Big Ten West opponents.

James Franklin’s team will open its season with a trip to West Lafayette to face Purdue on Saturday, September 3. Non-conference matchups against Ohio, Auburn, and Central Michigan will follow.

Along with that change, the Nittany Lions’ bye week has moved up to Saturday, October 8. With that, the road trip to the Big House to take on Michigan will now be played the following weekend Saturday, October 15. Ahead of the bye week, Penn State will now play Northwestern at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, October 1.

The Nittany Lions were previously set to play Ohio State at home on the first Saturday of October, but they’ll now host the Buckeyes on Saturday, October 29. The Saturday before, which was previously Penn State’s bye week, will include a visit from Minnesota.

In November, Franklin’s group will now travel to Rutgers on Saturday, November 19, and finish with the battle for the Land-Grant Trophy against Michigan State at Beaver Stadium on Saturday, November 26.

As it stands now, here’s Penn State’s full 2022 slate:

  • @ Purdue — September 3
  • vs. Ohio — September 10
  • @ Auburn — September 17
  • vs. Central Michigan — September 24
  • vs. Northwestern — October 1
  • BYE WEEK — October 8
  • @ Michigan — October 15
  • vs. Minnesota — October 22
  • vs. Ohio State — October 29
  • @ Indiana — November 5
  • vs. Maryland — November 12
  • @ Rutgers — November 19
  • vs. Michigan State — November 26

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Will Pegler

Will is a senior majoring in digital and print journalism and is an associate editor for Onward State. He is from Darien, Connecticut and is a lifelong Penn State football fan. He loves a good 80's comedy movie, Peaky Blinders, The Office, and the New York Yankees and Giants. You can catch some of his ridiculous sports takes on his Twitter @gritdude and yell at him on his email [email protected]

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