The Minnesota Golden Gophers have added the Georgia Southern Eagles to their 2019 football schedule, the school announced on Wednesday.
Minnesota will host Georgia Southern at TCF bank Stadium in Minneapolis on Sept. 14, 2019. The game will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools.
The addition of Georgia Southern completes Minnesota’s football schedule for the 2019 season. The Golden Gophers open the season vs. South Dakota State on Thursday, Aug. 29 and then travel to Fresno State on Sept. 7.
In Big Ten play, Minnesota is scheduled to host Illinois, Nebraska, Maryland, Penn State, and Wisconsin. The Golden Gophers will travel to Purdue, Rutgers, Iowa, and Northwestern.
Georgia Southern, a member of the Sun Belt Conference, has now announced three of their four non-conference games for 2019. The Eagles are slated to open the season at LSU on Aug. 31 and later host Kent State on Sept. 21.
“Scheduling a game with Minnesota gives us a chance to take the Georgia Southern brand to a part of the country that has never been exposed to Eagle Football,” Georgia Southern Director of Athletics Tom Kleinlein said. “We’re excited to be able to do that and give our team and fans a new experience and opponent.”