Bowling Green adds Future Games vs. Illinois & South Dakota

By Kevin Kelley -

The Bowling Green Falcons have added future football games against Illinois and South Dakota, has learned.

Bowling Green will travel to face the Illinois Fighting Illini at Memorial Stadium in Champaign on Sept. 19, 2020. The Falcons will receive a $1 million guarantee for the game, per a copy of the contract obtained via an open records request to BGSU.

Illinois is the first scheduled non-conference opponent for Bowling Green for the 2020 season. The Falcons and Fighting Illini have never met on the gridiron.

Bowling Green has also added a home game in 2017 against the South Dakota Coyotes of the FCS. The Falcons will host USD at Doyt Perry Stadium to open the season on Sept. 2.

According to a copy of the contract, Bowling Green will pay South Dakota a $375,000 guarantee for the game.

Bowling Green now has three non-conference games scheduled for the 2017 season. The Falcons are also slated to travel to Michigan State on Sept. 9 and Middle Tennessee on Sept. 23.

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