The Appalachian State Mountaineers will receive a nice future payday from the Georgia Bulldogs.
“Appalachian State will get a $1 million guarantee to play in Athens, according to a memorandum of understanding signed by the schools last month obtained via an open records request,” Marc Weiszer of the Athens Banner-Herald reported. “The exact date is still to be determined.”
The most logical date for the two teams to play is Sept. 2 to open the 2017 campaign. Otherwise, the two programs may have to find an opening during their conference schedules, because Appalachian State plays the Akron Zips on Sept. 16 while Georgia has the Notre Dame Fighting Irish scheduled for Sept. 9.
The two programs met for the first time during the 2013 campaign. The Bulldogs overwhelmed the Mountaineers 45-6. But Appalachian State isn’t a program to back down from tough competition (and a good payday).
After all, you can never tell when something special will happen. No one needs to remind Michigan Wolverines fans of what happens when Appalachian State is underestimated.