The Bearkats were the defending national champions in 2021 and went 10-1 overall and 5-0 in Western Athletic Conference games. The Bearkats lost in the FCS quarterfinals at home to Montana State, which went on to play in the title game against North Dakota State.
While Sam Houston is ranked in the Top 5, the Bearkats are not eligible for either the WAC title or to play in FCS postseason action in 2022. The Bearkats are preparing to make the transition to FBS football and will move to Conference USA for the 2023 football season.
The Bearkats open the season on Sept. 3 at Texas A&M. After that, the Bearkats hots Northern Arizona on Sept. 17 and Texas A&M-Commerce on Sept. 17 before taking a week off in preparation for The Battle of the Piney Woods against Stephen F. Austin on Oct. 1, which could be the last time the game is played in the near future.
The FCS section of the 2022 College Football America Yearbook features 30 pages of content including:
- National FCS preview and Preseason Top 30;
- FCS preseason Starting Lineup;
- Preview of each FCS conference;
- Capsules for every FCS team, including 2021 results and 2022 schedules;
- More than 20 color action, coach and stadium photos.
The 2022 College Football America Yearbook features more than 900 college football teams from the United States and Canada in more than 250 striking, full-color pages. That includes every team from the NCAA (FBS, FCS, Division II and Division III), NAIA, NJCAA, CCCAA and U Sports (Canada). It also includes updates on club football, one-year postgraduate prep/sports academies and Mexican college football, along with dozens of action shots and stadium photos taken by the CFA staff.
The print edition is available online via Amazon.com and other major retailers such as Barnes & Noble.