The 2022 UAB Blazers football game at the Western Kentucky Hilltoppers has been moved to Friday, the two schools announced.
The UAB-Western Kentucky Conference USA game, originally scheduled for Saturday, October 22, will now be played on Friday, October 21, and the two schools will face off at Houchens Industries-LT Smith Stadium in Bowling Green, Kent. The game was likely moved to Friday to accommodate a national television broadcast.
The week before their game, UAB is set to host the Charlotte 49ers, while WKI is set to travel to face the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, both on Saturday, October 15.
UAB and WKU first met on the court in 1993 and have faced each other a total of eight times. In their last game of 2020 in Birmingham, Alabama, the Blazers beat the Hilltoppers 37-14 to tie the overall series at four wins apiece.
UAB is set to open its 2022 schedule on Thursday, September 1 at home at Protective Stadium in Birmingham against the Alabama A&M Bulldogs. Western Kentucky is scheduled to open its season in Week Zero on Saturday, Aug. 27 at home against Austin Peay Governors.
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