Georgia and Murray State have a new date for their game.
The two teams have agreed to play each other on Sept. 7, 2019, according to a document obtained through an open records request from Murray State University. The programs were initially scheduled to play each other on Sept. 15, 2018 before a change of plans occurred.
But the Bulldogs then scheduled a game with Middle Tennessee State for that date instead and scheduled a season opener with Austin Peay on Sept. 1, 2018. Both Austin Peay and Murray State are FCS opponents in the Ohio Valley Conference.
Georgia will pay Murray State $550,000 to play this game. The news was first reported by Kevin Kelley at SicEmDawgs.com.
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Murray State returned this "second amended" agreement, signed by athletic directors Greg McGarity and Allen Ward in late April, that revealed the scheduled date after two business days to The Telegraph. An open records request submitted to UGA returned a prior document between the two institutions after an estimated 90 business days, per Georgia law.
The contract UGA provided was the first amended agreement that only stated that the two schools needed to decide on Aug. 31, 2019 or Sept. 7, 2019 before March 31, 2017.
This game with Murray State concludes Georgia's non-conference schedule in 2019. The Bulldogs will also host Arkansas State (Sept. 14, 2019) and Notre Dame (Sept. 21, 2019). Georgia will travel to Georgia Tech for its annual rivalry game on Nov. 30, 2019.