The Blazers are coming off a 2021 in which they went 12-2 overall and 6-1 in Gulf South Conference action. The Blazers navigated their way to the national championship game against Ferris State, but fell to the Bulldogs, 58-17, in McKinney, Texas.
The game was a rematch of the 2018 national title game, with Valdosta State won. The Blazers are one of Division II’s true powers and have won four national titles, with the others coming in 2004, 2007 and 2012.
The Blazers open the season on Sept. 1 at home against NAIA Top 15 power Keiser. After hosting Virginia Union on Sept. 10, the Blazers play their first road game at Miles on Sept. 17. The Blazers open GSC action on Sept. 24 at Shorter.
The Division II section of the 2022 College Football America Yearbook features 24 pages of content including:
- National Division II preview and Preseason Top 30;
- Division II preseason Starting Lineup;
- Update on each Division II conference;
- Capsules for every Division II team, including 2021 results and 2022 schedules;
- A dozen 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.