Alabama enters the 2022 college football season looking to bounce back from a loss to No. 3 Georgia in last season’s thrilling College Football Playoff national championship game. It was the sixth time in the eight-season history of the College Football Playoff that the Crimson Tide have advanced to the championship game. They have the most CFP titles with three.
The Crimson Tide have won seven of the last nine Southeastern Conference championships. And with Bryce Young, the reigning Heisman Trophy winner, returning at quarterback, Alabama will seek its third straight.
Here is the complete 2022 Alabama football schedule, including opponents and players to watch.
2022 Alabama football schedule: Dates, times, TV channels, results
|vs. Utah State||W, 55-0||Saturday, Sept. 3||7:30 p.m.||SEC Network||Tuscaloosa, Ala.|
|vs. Texas||W, 20-19||Saturday, Sept. 10||12 p.m.||FOX||Austin, Texas|
|vs. ULM||W, 63-7||Saturday. Sept. 17||4 p.m.||SEC Network||Tuscaloosa, Ala.|
|vs. Vanderbilt||W, 55-3||Saturday, Sept. 24||7:30 p.m.||SEC Network||Tuscaloosa, Ala.|
|vs. Arkansas||W, 49-26||Saturday, Oct. 1||3:30||CBS||Fayetteville, Ark.|
|vs. Texas A&M||W, 24-20||Saturday, Oct. 8||8 p.m.||CBS||Tuscaloosa, Ala.|
|vs. Tennessee||L, 52-49||Saturday, Oct. 15||3:30 p.m.||CBS||Knoxville, Tenn.|
|vs. Mississippi State||W, 30-6||Saturday, Oct. 22||7 p.m.||ESPN||Tuscaloosa, Ala.|
|vs. LSU||Saturday, Nov. 5||TBA||TBA||Baton Rouge, La.|
|vs. Ole Miss||Saturday, Nov. 12||TBA||TBA||Oxford, Miss.|
|vs. Austin Peay||Saturday, Nov. 19||12 p.m.||ESPN+/SEC Network||Tuscaloosa, Ala.|
|vs. Auburn||Saturday, Nov. 26||TBA||TBA||Tuscaloosa, Ala.|
*All TBAs are as of Aug. 9, 2022
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Alabama went 13-2 last season, making it to the CFP championship for the sixth time in eight seasons before losing to Georgia.
Here’s what happened in each of the Crimson Tide’s games in 2021:
|vs. No. 14 Miami
|Sept. 4||3:30 p.m.||ABC||W, 44-13|
|vs. Mercer||Sept. 11||4 p.m.||SEC Network||W, 48-14|
|at No. 11 Florida||Sept. 18||3:30 p.m.||CBS||W, 31-29|
|vs. Southern Miss||Sept. 25||7:30 p.m.||SEC Network||W, 63-14|
|vs. No. 12 Ole Miss||Oct. 2||3:30 p.m.||CBS||W, 42-21|
|at Texas A&M||Oct. 9||8 p.m.||CBS||L, 41-38|
|at Mississippi State||Oct. 16||7 p.m.||ESPN||W, 49-9|
|vs. Tennessee||Oct. 23||7 p.m.||ESPN||W, 52-24|
|vs. LSU||Nov. 6||7 p.m.||ESPN||W, 20-14|
|vs. New Mexico State||Nov. 13||12 p.m.||SEC Network||W, 59-3|
|vs. No. 21 Arkansas||Nov. 20||3:30 p.m.||CBS||W, 42-35|
|at Auburn||Nov. 27||3:30 p.m.||CBS||W, 24-22|
|vs. Georgia (SEC Championship)||Dec. 4||4 p.m.||CBS||W, 41-24|
|vs. No. 4 Cincinatti (CFP Cotton Bowl)||Dec. 31||3:30 p.m.||ESPN||W, 27-6|
|vs. No. 3 Georgia (CFP National Championship)||Jan. 10||8 p.m.||ESPN||L, 33-18|
Players to watch
Quarterback Bryce Young headlines an impressive group of returners for the Crimson Tide. The 2021 Heisman Trophy winner led the SEC with 47 passing touchdowns (11 clear of the second-most) and 4,872 passing yards, while his 167.5 quarterback rating was fifth in the conference and his 8.9 yards per attempt were sixth.
Also on offense, a pair of transfers in wide receiver Jermaine Burton and running back Jahmyr Gibbs offer sizable potential. Burton, Georgia’s second-leading receiver in 2021, caught 26 passes for 467 yards and five touchdowns in 2021, while Gibbs rushed for 746 yards (10th in the ACC) with four touchdowns at Georgia Tech, averaging 5.2 yards per rush. Both will look to make immediate impacts with their new team.
Meanwhile, Henry To’o To’o forewent the NFL Draft and returns poised to lead the defense once again. The linebacker set the tone with 111 tackles, including eight for a loss and four sacks last season. Safety Jordan Battle looks to lock down the secondary again after recording 87 tackles, three pass deflections and three interceptions, two of which he returned for touchdowns.
2022 College Football Playoff
The 2022-23 season marks the ninth season of the College Football Playoff era. Will Alabama bounce back and add a fourth title of the playoff era to its resume? Will Georgia successfully defend its title and become the first team to repeat as CFP national champion? Or will a new team claim its seat among college football royalty?
Below is the complete 2022-23 College Football Playoff schedule.
|Semifinals||Peach Bowl||Dec. 31, 2022||Atlanta, GA||Mercedes-Benz Stadium|
|Semifinals||Fiesta Bowl||Dec. 31, 2022||Glendale, AZ||State Farm Stadium|
|Championship||CFP National Championship||Jan. 9,
|Inglewood, CA||SoFi Stadium|
The semifinal games will start at 4 p.m. and 8 p.m. ET. As of Aug. 9, 2022, each game is yet to be assigned a start time.
The CFP national championship will air on ESPN during primetime. As of Aug. 9, 2022, an official start time has yet to be announced. Los Angeles will serve as host for the first time.