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Quick thoughts: Army-Tennessee cancellation

Word broke yesterday that Army’s 2022 road game at Tennessee is off when the Volunteers released their schedule for next season.

Army loses a reportedly guaranteed $1.4 million matchup against a Power Five team from the top conference in college football as Tennessee exercised its right to buy out of the game for a $500,000.

Tennessee doesn’t have the buzz level of recent Power Five road opponents Ohio State, Oklahoma and Michigan but a trip to Knoxville would have some significance as pointed out by the As For Football crew and would have been Army’s first since 1986.

We’ll leave at it that.

Reports out of Tennessee say the reason for getting out of game. Probably has nothing to do with Tennessee’s next three opponents after Sept. 17 – Florida, LSU and Alabama. Instead, Tennessee will play Akron on that date.

Regardless, the timing put Army in a difficult spot for finding a game in a world where schedules are set 10 years in advance. For Army fans, this could result in an additional home game at Michie Stadium next season.

Look on the bright side, Army opens its 2022 season at Coastal Carolina. The first of four matchups with one of college football’s more rising programs.

Here’s what Army’s future schedules look like from what we have compiled:

2022
Sept. 3 at Coastal Carolina
Sept. 10 TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO
Sept. 24 LOUISIANA-MONROE
Oct. 1 GEORGIA STATE
Oct. 15 COLGATE
Nov. 5 Air Force at Globe Life Field, Arlington, Texas
Nov. 12 at Troy
Nov. 19 UCONN
Nov. 26 at UMass
Dec. 10 Navy, Lincoln Financial Field, Philadelphia
TBA at Wake Forest

2023
Sept. 2 at Louisiana-Monroe
Sept. 9 BALL STATE
Sept. 16 at Texas-San Antonio
Sept. 23 at Syracuse
Oct. 7 BOSTON COLLEGE
Oct. 14 TROY
Oct. 21 at LSU
Oct. 28 UMASS
Nov. 4 at Air Force
Nov. 18 COASTAL CAROLINA
Dec. 9 Navy (TBA)

2024
August 31 at Ball State
Sept. 7 at UConn
Sept. 21 SYRACUSE
Sept. 28 DARTMOUTH
Oct. 19 at UNLV
Nov. 2 AIR FORCE
Nov. 9 at UMass
Dec. 14 Navy (TBA)
TBA WAKE FOREST
TBA Notre Dame

2025
August 30 at Marshall
Sept. 6 at Kansas State
Sept. 13 MARIST
Sept. 20 LIBERTY
Sept. 27 at Syracuse
Oct. 11 UCONN
Nov. 1 at Air Force
Nov. 22 UMASS
TBA Tulsa
TBA Navy
TBA at Wake Forest

2026
Sept. 12 BUFFALO
Sept. 19 at Tulsa
Sept. 26 SYRACUSE
Oct. 10 MARSHALL
Oct. 17 at Coastal Carolina
Nov. 7 AIR FORCE
Nov. 21 at UMass
Nov. 28 at Liberty
TBA WAKE FOREST
TBA Navy

2027
Sept. 11 at Buffalo
Oct. 23 COASTAL CAROLINA
Nov. 13 TULSA
Nov. 6 at Air Force
Nov. 20 UMASS
Nov. 27 at UConn
TBA Navy

2028
Sept. 23 at Boston College
Oct. 7 UNLV
Oct. 14 UCONN
Nov. 18 at UMass
TBA AIR FORCE
TBA Navy

2029
Sept. 1 at Texas State
Sept. 8 OLD DOMINION
Oct. 13 at Missouri
Nov. 10 at UConn
TBA at Air Force
TBA Navy

2030
August 31 at Old Dominion
Sept. 21 TEXAS STATE
Oct. 5 at Georgia Southern
Oct. 19 TROY
TBD Navy
TBD Air Force

2031
Oct. 18 TEXAS-SAN ANTONIO
Nov. 8 GEORGIA SOUTHERN
Nov. 22 at Troy
TBD Navy
TBD Air Force

2032
Sept. 11 OLD DOMINION
TBD BYU
TBD Navy
TBD Air Force

2033
Sept. 3 at Old Dominion
Sept. 10 BUFFALO
Oct. 15 at Missouri
TBD Navy
TBD Air Force

2 Comments

2 Comments

  1. Fearless 6

    September 22, 2021 at 11:54 AM

    Okay for precisely what reason did TN do this? Did they want a sure thing that week ? Sad day for TN Football Program as Nyland rolls over hearing the news.

  2. @WP90

    September 22, 2021 at 12:05 PM

    I bet LSU won’t chicken out of the game the following year. Sort of dissapointing that our run of high level P% games is coming to a close. OU, Ohio State, Michigan, Wisconsin, UT (Chickens), LSU. Hope we can find a way to start this up again.

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