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Miami Hurricanes to play at Appalachian State next September

Appalachian State running back Marcus Cox runs for a touchdown against Georgia Southern at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, N.C., Thursday Oct. 22, 2015.
Appalachian State running back Marcus Cox runs for a touchdown against Georgia Southern at Kidd Brewer Stadium in Boone, N.C., Thursday Oct. 22, 2015. AP

Appalachian State University announced on Tuesday a home-and-home football series with the Miami Hurricanes, marking the first time the Mountaineers have hosted an opponent from one of the power five conferences.

Next year’s game will be played Sept. 17 at Appalachian State, in Boone, N.C.

After that, the Mountaineers travel to Miami for the next game in the series on Sept. 11, 2021.

“One of our goals is to play opponents in all sports that generate excitement among our University community, students, alumni and fans, App State athletic director Doug Gillis said in a written release. “Miami definitely fits the description.

“It will be a great moment in the history of our University when the Mountaineers and Hurricanes square off at Kidd Brewer Stadium.’’

The Mountaineers (8-2), now in the FBS, play in the Sun Belt Conference.

One of their two losses this season was at Clemson by the score of 41-10.

The Hurricanes played now-No. 1 Clemson Oct. 24 at Sun Life Stadium, falling 58-0 in the worst loss in UM history. Coach Al Golden was fired the next day.

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