Georgia has added Charleston Southern to its home football schedule for 2014 and Georgia Southern for 2016, UGA associate athletic director Arthur Johnson said this morning.
The Nov. 22, 2014, game will be Georgia’s first ever against Charleston Southern, while the Nov. 19, 2016, game will continue the Bulldogs’ trend of playing Georgia Southern once every four years.
Georgia will pay Charleston Southern $450,000 and Georgia Southern $525,000 for making the trips to Athens.
Both schools are Football Championship Subdivision (formerly Division I-AA) members. FCS teams command payouts considerably smaller than Football Bowl Subdivision (formerly Division I-A) teams. The going rate for getting a FBS team to play in your stadium without demanding a return trip is close to $1 million.
Georgia typically plays one FCS opponent per season.
Charleston Southern played at Florida last season and lost to the Gators 62-3. Georgia is 4-0 against Georgia Southern; the teams played in 1992, 2000, 2004 and 2008 and also are scheduled to play in 2012.