We’re still months away from kickoff, but Illinois is planning ahead for the 2022 season.

Tuesday, Illinois announced a new date for its Homecoming game. The Fighting Illini will celebrate the annual event on Saturday, Oct. 15. Illinois will play host to Minnesota.

An official announcement was made through the Illinois Football Twitter page.

Illinois will be entering the second season of the Bret Bielema in 2022. The Fighting Illini ended last season with a 5-7 record, falling one victory shy of a bowl berth.

Although there was no postseason appearance, Illinois did defeat Nebraska in Week 0, upset ranked opponents Penn State and Minnesota on the road and claimed a victory over Northwestern to bring the Land of Lincoln Trophy back to Champaign.

Not a bad first year for Bielema and his staff.

Illinois is scheduled to start the season in Week 0 again this fall, hosting Wyoming on Saturday, Aug. 27.