North Carolina, Appalachian State schedule three-game football series

By Kevin Kelley -

The North Carolina Tar Heels and the Appalachian State Mountaineers have scheduled a three-game football series for 2019, 2022, and 2023, both schools announced on Monday.

North Carolina will host Appalachian State at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill on Sept. 21, 2019 and then again on Sept. 9, 2023. The Tar Heels will travel to face the Mountaineers at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, North Carolina on Sept. 3, 2022.

The two schools have only met once previously on the gridiron. In that game back in 1940, UNC defeated Appalachian State 56-6 in Chapel Hill.

North Carolina will be the third ACC opponent to face Appalachian State in Boone. The Mountaineers hosted Miami (FL) in 2016 and welcome Wake Forest on Sept. 23, 2017.

“This series is the next addition in bringing Power 5 programs to Kidd Brewer Stadium,” App State Director of Athletics Doug Gillin said. “With a record crowd for Miami last year, Wake Forest this season, and North Carolina in 2022 we are continuously looking for opportunities to bring great opponents to The Rock. Our goal is to continue to bring Power 5 opponents, when available, and quality Group of 5 opponents to Boone, which benefits our students, student-athletes, university and community. I truly enjoyed working with the UNC administration in constructing a series that is a win-win. Playing regional and in-state opponents makes a lot of sense for us.”

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App State’s AD, Doug Gillin, is doing a bang up job with scheduling. App is entering just it’s fourth season as an FBS program, and look at who all he’s lined up to come to Boone. And this is a G5 school that’s in the mountains of NC, not near a lot of 5 star high school playerd and definitely not in Florida or Texas.

As a Georgia Southern fan, I am starting to get very jealous of App State’s scheduling. Our admin is happy to bring in G5 lightweights like NMSU, UMass, and FAU. Could we at least get a 2-for-1 with GT?