USF sets 2-game football series with N.C. State

N.C. State running back Matt Dayes (21) flips while tackled by USF safety Jamie Byrd (2) for the first down in the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium on Sept. 13, 2014. N.C. State defeated USF 49-17.(OCTAVIO JONES   |   Times)
N.C. State running back Matt Dayes (21) flips while tackled by USF safety Jamie Byrd (2) for the first down in the second quarter at Raymond James Stadium on Sept. 13, 2014. N.C. State defeated USF 49-17.(OCTAVIO JONES | Times)
Published January 22 2018
Updated January 22 2018

USF announced Monday it has reached a home-and-home football deal with North Carolina State, the second ACC team to be added to the Bulls' future football slate in less than a week.

The Bulls announced Thursday they'll play a two-for-one deal with Louisville, traveling twice to Kentucky (2022 and '26) while hosting the Cardinals in 2024, and netting $1 million.

The Bulls will play in Raleigh on Sept.. 2, 2021 (a Thursday night); and host the Wolfpack on Sept. 14, 2024. N.C. State has the option to move the '21 game to Sept. 4 if it notifies USF by Feb. 1 of that year, according to the contract released Monday by USF.

USF will receive $300,000 for the trip to Raleigh, and will pay N.C. State the same amount for the return visit.

If either team cancels, the buyout is $500,000 if done 36 months or more before the scheduled date of the game. It increases to $1 million if a team cancels more than 18 months but less than 36 months before the contest.

If one school cancels within 18 months before a game's scheduled date, the buyout goes to $1.995 million.

As it stands, USF will play 11 non-conference games against Power Five opponents over the next seven seasons, not counting a two-game series with BYU (2019 and '21).

The Bulls are 1-2 alltime against the Wolfpack, losing 49-17 at Raymond James Stadium in the teams' last meeting.

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