Here is the complete 2022 Alabama football schedule

Nick Kelly
The Tuscaloosa News

Go ahead and grab your calendar, book your hotels and tell your friends and family the exact dates not to bother you next fall. We've got a 2022 Alabama football schedule. 

The SEC announced schedules for next season via a show on the SEC Network on Tuesday night. With the dates for the non-conference opponents already announced prior to Tuesday, here's a look at the entire schedule. 

Alabama will have an open weekend on Oct. 29.

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Game 1: Utah State Aggies

Date: Saturday, Sept. 3

Location: Tuscaloosa

Game 2: Texas Longhorns

Date: Saturday, Sept. 10

Location: Austin, Texas

Notes: The game will provide Alabama the first chance to face former offensive coordinator Steve Sarkisian, who's in his first year coaching Texas. With the Longhorns set to join the SEC, this matchup also provides a glimpse of what's to come. The Crimson Tide and Longhorns last faced each other in Nick Saban's first national championship contest at Alabama, the 2009 BCS National Championship game. 

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Game 3: Louisiana-Monroe Warhawks

Date: Saturday, Sept. 17

Location: Tuscaloosa

Game 4: Vanderbilt Commodores

Date: Saturday, Sept. 24 

Location: Tuscaloosa 

Notes: Alabama hasn't faced Vanderbilt of the SEC East since 2017. That was a 59-0 route for the Crimson Tide. 

Game 5: Arkansas Razorbacks

Date: Saturday, Oct. 1

Location: Fayetteville, Arkansas

Notes: Arkansas is still looking for its first win over Alabama during the Nick Saban era. If Sam Pittman can continue to build momentum that he's shown with the Razorbacks already early in 2021, this could be a good matchup and what will likely be a hostile environment in Fayetteville. 

Game 6: Texas A&M Aggies

Date: Saturday, Oct. 8

Location: Tuscaloosa

Notes: Alabama will first face Texas A&M in College Station in 2021, and by this game in 2022, Jimbo Fisher might still be trying to beat Saban's you-know-what for the first time while at Texas A&M. 

Game 7: Tennessee Volunteers

Date: Saturday, Oct. 15

Location: Knoxville, Tennessee

Game 8: Mississippi State Bulldogs

Date: Saturday, Oct. 22

Location: Tuscaloosa

Game 9: LSU Tigers

Date: Saturday, Nov. 5

Location: Baton Rouge, Louisiana

Game 10: Ole Miss Rebels

Date: Saturday, Nov. 12

Location: Oxford, Mississippi

Notes: This will be Lane Kiffin's third shot at facing Saban. Depending on this year's game goes, Kiffin might still be searching for his first win against his former boss. 

Game 11: Austin Peay Governors

Date: Saturday, Nov. 19

Location: Tuscaloosa

Game 12: Auburn Tigers

Date: Saturday, Nov. 26

Location: Tuscaloosa

Notes: Bryan Harsin will have his first chance to coach in Tuscaloosa for the Iron Bowl in this game. Auburn hasn't won the Iron Bowl in Tuscaloosa since 2010.