The Akron Zips have added the Morgan State Bears to their 2018 football schedule, FBSchedules.com has learned.
A copy of the game contract was obtained from the University of Akron by FBSchedules.com via a state open records request.
Akron will host Morgan State at InfoCision Stadium-Summa Field on Sept. 8, 2018. The Zips will pay the Bears a $300,000 guarantee for the game, according to a copy of the contract.
Akron and Morgan State, a member of the MEAC in the FCS, have met twice on gridiron. The Zips defeated the Bears 41-0 in 2009 and 66-6 in 2012.
The addition of Morgan State tentatively completes Akron’s 2018 non-conference schedule. The Zips are scheduled to open the season at Nebraska on Sept. 1 and later travel to both Northwestern (Sept. 15) and Iowa State (Sept. 22).
In MAC play in 2018, Akron is scheduled to host Bowling Green, Central Michigan, Miami, and Northern Illinois and travel to Buffalo, Eastern Michigan, Kent State, and Ohio.
The 2018 MAC football schedule is expected to be released on March 1 or shortly thereafter.