And let the SEC non-conference schedule whining/bitching/complaining commence… now.
Via a public records request, the outstanding website FBSchedules.com is reporting that Alabama has scheduled a 2019 game against New Mexico State. The game will be played Sept. 7 and will, of course, take place at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa.
According to a copy of the agreement obtained by the site, ‘Bama will pay the current Sun Belt Conference school $1.7 million. NMSU will likely be a football independent when the two teams meet two years down the road.
Given the agreement with NMSU, Alabama now has three of its four non-conference games wrapped up. UA will open that season in Atlanta against Duke in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game Aug. 31, and will also play host to Southern Miss
The fourth non-conference game for the Crimson Tide will very likely be the annual toward-the-end-of-the-regular-season scrimmage game against an FCS opponent.
FCSchedules.com writes that “[a]ccording to the SEC scheduling rotation, Alabama’s 2019 conference opponents include Arkansas, LSU, Ole Miss, and Tennessee at home and Auburn, Mississippi State, Texas A&M, and South Carolina on the road.”