The Appalachian State Mountaineers will host the Savannah State Tigers in 2017 and the Elon Phoenix in 2021.
Appalachian State will host Savannah State at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, N.C. on Sept. 9, 2017, according to a report by the Winston-Salem Journal.
Appalachian State and Savannah State’s first and only meeting came back in 2011 when both schools were in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). App State won that game 41-6 in Boone.
Savannah State, which competes in the Mid-Eastern Athletic Association (MEAC), is 1-4 so far this season after finishing 1-9 in 2015.
The addition of Savannah State tentatively completes Appalachian State’s non-conference schedule in 2017. The Mountaineers are scheduled to open the season at Georgia on Sept. 2.
Two weeks after hosting Savannah State, the Mountaineers host Wake Forest (Sept. 23) and later travel to take on UMass in Amherst (Oct. 28).
App State was previously scheduled to host Akron in 2017, but that game has been pushed back five seasons to Sept. 24, 2022.
Appalachian State will host Elon in Boone on Sept. 18, 2021. The Phoenix will receive a $300,000 guarantee for the game, according to a copy of the contract obtained by FBSchedules.com from App State via a public records request.
The Mountaineers and Phoenix last met in 2013 and have played a total of 42 games. Appalachian State leads the overall series 32-9-1 and has won 18 straight.
Appalachian State now has six future games scheduled against FCS opponents – Savannah State (2017), Gardner-Webb (2018), ETSU (2019 & 2024), Elon (2021), and NC Central (date TBA).