The Georgia State Panthers and the East Carolina Pirates have changed dates of their future football series, GSU announced on Wednesday.
Georgia State and East Carolina scheduled a home-and-home football series in March of last year. The two schools were scheduled to meet for the first time on the gridiron on Sept. 2, 2023 at Georgia State Stadium in Atlanta. The series was to conclude five seasons later at Dowdy-Ficklin Stadium in Greenville, North Carolina, on Sept. 16, 2028.
The Panthers announced today that both games have been moved up on the calendar. Georgia State will now host East Carolina on Oct. 3, 2020 and will return the trip to Greenville on Sept. 25, 2027.
The movement of the 2023 ECU game to 2020 completes Georgia State’s non-conference schedule for the that season. The Panthers are scheduled to open the 2020 season at home against Murray State on Sept. 5 and have road trips at Alabama on Sept. 12 and Charlotte on Sept. 26.
Georgia State’s future non-conference schedules are now complete through the 2022 season.
The game at Georgia State in 2020 replaces a previously scheduled game at Virginia Tech that was set for Sept. 26 in 2020. ECU is also scheduled to host Marshall on Sept. 5 and play at both South Carolina on Sept. 12 and Virginia Tech on Sept. 26.
Georgia State also confirmed today our report from last week that they will travel to take on the LSU Tigers on November 18, 2023. LSU will pay GSU a $1.6 million guarantee for the game, according to the copy of the contract.