The Penn State Nittany Lions have added games against the Georgia State Panthers and the Kent State Golden Flashes to their future football schedules, the school announced today.
Penn State will host Georgia State at Beaver Stadium in University Park on Sept. 16, 2017. The game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.
GSU will receive a $1.2 million guarantee for the game, according to Doug Roberson of AJC.com.
Penn State has also added a game against Kent State to their 2018 football schedule. The two schools, which also play in 2016, will meet on Sept. 15, 2018. The Nittany Lions officially lead the series against the Golden Flashes 2-0. PSU victories in 2003 and 2010 were vacated.
The addition of Georgia State in 2017 completes Penn State’s schedule for that season. The Nittany Lions need one more non-conference game to complete their schedules in 2015 and 2018.
Penn State also announced today that their 2017 home game vs. Pittsburgh has been moved up one week to Sept. 9. The game had been set for Sept. 16, but Pitt scheduled a home game against Oklahoma State for that date back in November.