Wednesday February 17th, 2016

Arkansas State will receive $1.7 million to play Alabama in Tuscaloosa, Ala. for a game on Sept. 8, 2018, the Arkansas Democrat-Gazette reports.

Arkansas State will already fetch $1.65 million to play Nebraska in 2017.

“This game gives us all of those,” Arkansas State athletic director Terry Mohajir told the Democrat-Gazette. “This one was really about being responsible for our budget, and this one gives us an opportunity to compete against one of the top brands in college football.”

#DearAndy, which team has biggest in-state recruiting advantage?

Arkansas State played at USC last season for $1.3 million in what resulted in a 55–6 loss by the Red Wolves.

Alabama and Arkansas State last played each other in 2008, when the Crimson Tide won 35–0.

Alabama will open the 2016 season on Sept. 3 against USC at AT&T Stadium in Arlington, Texas. Arkansas State will host Toledo to open their season on Sept. 3. 

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