2022 Football Schedule Breakdown

The ACC released the football schedule a couple of days ago. I know we are still about 7 months away from the start of the season, but that won’t stop us from speculating how this season will turn out. And with the recent uptick in recruiting, the emotions towards the program and staff seem to finally be headed in a positive direction. I want to caution all of you to temper your expectations just a bit for this season. While they did bring in some really nice and needed pieces for this 2022 season, the majority of the hyped recruits are in the 2023 class.

Initial Thoughts

When I first glanced at the scheduled, I noticed that the first two are on the road. Not just on the road, but nowhere close to each other. The Cards go from Syracuse, New York to Orlando, Florida. Then we have a home opener against a conference foe instead of a non-conference in-state school.

The Cards better load up on victories early because this schedule is back loaded. My hope is that early season momentum could help the Cards confidence and possibly pull off a victory or two later in the season in games they will not be favored to win.

When the Cards wrap up game nine against James Madison the hope is to have a record of 7-2 or at least 6-3. After that game, the Cards will go to Clemson, host NC State, and the head to Lexington to face rival Kentucky. In all three of those games, the Cards should be underdogs.

We know the back end of the schedule is heavy so they really need to go 3-1 in the middle of the schedule where they face BC, Virginia, Pitt, and Wake. To me, this is the make-or-break of a successful season. Going 1-3 or possibly 2-2 in that stretch could bring back all the “fire Satterfield” folks.

Check back in August for my annual game by game predictions.

2022 Schedule


Sunday April 3rd

Red-White GameΒ 

4:00 pm

ACC Network

Cardinal Stadium

Win Probability – 100%


Saturday Sept. 3rd

Syracuse

Carrier Dome, Syracuse, NY

Win Probability – 81%


SaturdaySept. 10th

UCF

Bounce House, Orlando, FL.

Win Probability – 69%


Friday Sept. 16th

Florida State

Cardinal Stadium

Win Probability – 73%


Saturday Sept 24th

USF

Cardinal Stadium

Win Probability – 77%


Saturday Oct. 1st

Boston College

Alumni Stadium, Chestnut Hill, MA.

Win probability – 53%


Saturday Oct 8thΒ 

Virginia

Scott Stadium, Charlottesville, VA.

Win probability –Β  50%


Saturday Oct 15th

Bye Week


Saturday Oct 22nd

Pittsburgh

Cardinal Stadium

Win probability – 46%


Saturday Oct 29th

Wake Forest

Cardinal Stadium

Win probability – 41%


Saturday Nov 5th

James Madison

Cardinal Stadium

Win probability – 91%


Saturday Nov 12th

Clemson

Memorial Stadium, Clemson, SC.

win probability – 19%


Saturday Nov 19th

NC State

Cardinal Stadium

Win probability – 32%


Saturday Nov 26th

Kentucky

Kroger Field, Lexington, KY.

Win probability – 41%


* Win probabilities are my estimates

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