The West Virginia Mountaineers have added the Delware State Hornets to their 2017 football schedule, the school announced on Friday.
West Virginia will host Delaware State at Mountaineer Field in Morgantown on Sept. 16, 2017. The game will be the first-ever between the two schools and the Hornets will receive a $500,000 guarantee from WVU, according to a copy of the contract obtained via an FOIA request.
Delaware State is a member of the Mid-Eastern Conference in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). Last season, the Hornets finished 1-10 overall and 1-7 in the MEAC.
West Virginia has now completed their non-conference schedule in 2017 with the addition of Delaware State. The Mountaineers open the season on Sept. 2 against Virginia Tech at FedEx Field in Landover. One week later on Sept. 9, WVU hosts East Carolina.