Last updated on August 28, 2020 1:53 PM
BOONE, NC – App State’s football game in Marshall on September 19 is scheduled to start at 1:30 p.m. and be available on CBS Sports Network, Conference USA reported on Friday.
The Mountaineers are set to open the 2020 season with a September 12 home game against Charlotte and travel to Huntington, Va. The following weekend.
App State, the reigning Sun Belt champion and a top 20 nationally ranked team in the 2019 final polls, and Marshall, who competes in C-USA and has won bowl spots in six of seven. past seasons, have faced each other 22 times on the grill, with 21 of those clashes coming when the Mountaineers and Thundering Herd were both members of the Southern Conference from 1977 to 1996. App State holds a 14-8 advantage in the series. all time.
Marshall was the top-ranked team in Division I-AA in 1994 when the App State’s No.24 earned a 24-14 loss. The following year, the No.2 Mountaineers went on the road to defeat the No.3 Thundering herd 10-3 in App State’s 11-0 perfect regular season.
Scheduled to play for the first time as FBS opponents, App State and Marshall are two of the flagships of successful transitions to the highest level of college football.
The Mountaineers have broken a 5-0 record in bowl games in their first five playoff qualifying seasons, and their record of 54-12 since the start of the 2015 season ranks 5th nationally. Marshall lost his bowl debut as a newcomer to FBS in the 1997 season and won bowl games in each of the next five seasons, contributing to his overall FBS bowl record of 12-3.