Kentucky football to host Northern Illinois in 2022

Northern Illinois will face Kentucky at Kroger Field in 2022 (MGN)

LEXINGTON, Ky. (WYMT) - Kentucky football will host the Northern Illinois Huskies in 2022.

NIU released a slate of future non-conference opponents Thursday, and Kentucky was one of the teams headlining the list.

The Wildcats will square off against the Huskies on Sept. 24, 2022, in what will be the first meeting between the two programs.