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.