The Alabama Crimson Tide have added the Fresno State Bulldogs to their 2017 football schedule, according to a report by The Fresno Bee.
Alabama will host Fresno State at Bryant-Denny Stadium in Tuscaloosa and will pay the Bulldogs a $1.4 million guarantee, per the report. The game will be the first-ever meeting between the two schools.
The date of the Alabama-Fresno State game is Sept. 9, per ESPN.
The addition of the game against Fresno State gives Alabama three non-conference games for the 2017 season.
On Friday, the Palm Beach Post reported that Alabama and Florida State have an agreement in place to open the 2017 season in Atlanta. That game will likely take place on Saturday, Sept. 2.
The Crimson Tide are also scheduled to host the Colorado State Rams on Sept. 16, 2017. Alabama’s fourth and final non-conference game will most likely be a home contest against either an opponent from the Group of Five conferences or from the FCS.
Fresno State has now tentatively completed their non-conference schedule for the 2017 season. The Bulldogs are slated to open the season at home against Incarnate Word on Sept. 2, visit Washington on Sept. 16, and host BYU on Nov. 4, in addition to the game at Alabama.