The Georgia Southern Eagles have completed their 2014 non-conference football schedule, FBSchedules.com has confirmed through an open records request.
Yesterday we wrote that Georgia Southern had scheduled Navy and were close to adding games at Georgia Tech and NC State. All of that was based on a report from the Savannah Morning News.
Today we verified that Georgia Southern has completed contracts for all four non-conference games in 2014.
Georgia Southern will open the 2014 season at NC State on Aug. 30. The Eagles will receive a guarantee of $700,000 from the Wolfpack.
On Sept. 13, the Eagles will travel to Atlanta to face Georgia Tech at Bobby Dodd Stadium. GSU will also receive a $700,000 guarantee for this game.
Georgia Tech and Georgia Southern were previously contracted to play on Sept. 5, 2015, but that game was moved up one season to 2014.
Georgia Southern has never faced Georgia Tech or NC State. The Eagles are 0-1 all-time against teams in the ACC at the time of the game (lost to North Carolina 42-12 in 2009; UNC later vacated win).
Georgia Southern’s third non-conference game of 2014 is at home against Duquesne on Sept. 20. The two schools were previously scheduled to meet on Aug. 30, but the game was moved so the Eagles could open at NC State. The Eagles will pay Duquesne a $150,000 guarantee.
The final non-conference game for Georgia Southern is a trip to Annapolis to face Navy on Nov. 15, 2014. The Eagles will receive a $500,000 guarantee from the Midshipmen.
Georgia Southern was scheduled to visit LSU on Sept. 13, 2014, but that contest has been moved to a date to be announced in 2017, LSU Senior Associate Athletics Director Verge Ausberry confirmed to FBSchedules.com. LSU will pay Georgia Southern a $925,000 guarantee for the game.
A previously listed game against Hampton (Sept. 6, 2014) was removed from Georgia Southern’s 2014 schedule. A contract for the game was initiated by the Eagles back in 2011, but Hampton never signed off on the agreement.
Georgia Southern is set to join the Sun Belt Conference on July 1, 2014. They will be eligible to compete for the Sun Belt Championship in 2014 and can accept invitations to bowl games after the 2015 regular season.