The Iowa Hawkeyes have added the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders to their 2019 football schedule, it was announced on Tuesday.
Iowa will host Middle Tennessee at Kinnick Stadium in Iowa City on Sept. 28, 2019. Iowa will pay Middle Tennessee a $1.55 million guarantee for the game, according to a copy of the contract obtained from the University of Iowa via a public records request.
The 2019 game between Iowa and Middle Tennessee will be their first-ever meeting on the gridiron.
The addition of Middle Tennessee completes Iowa’s schedule for the 2019 season. The Hawkeyes are also slated to host Miami OH on Aug. 31 and travel to Iowa State on Sept. 14 in non-conference action.
In Big Ten play in 2019, Iowa is scheduled to host Rutgers, Penn State, Purdue, Minnesota, and Illinois and travel to Michigan, Northwestern, Wisconsin, and Nebraska.
Middle Tennessee, a member of Conference USA, now has two non-conference games scheduled in 2019. The Blue Raiders are also slated to host Duke on Sept. 14 and have two more non-conference games to schedule.