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FSU to pay Jacksonville State a $400K guarantee

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Florida State will pay FCS opponent Jacksonville State a $400,000 guarantee to play in Tallahassee on Oct. 3. The game time and television network has not been set.

That number is in line with recent guarantees FSU paid to the likes of Samford and Alabama State. FSU was set to pay Samford $450,000 for a game in September before the Bulldogs opted not to play this fall.

Jacksonville State will have COVID-19 testing three times each week, which is the ACC procedure in game weeks. There is a pandemic clause included in the contract: “This AAgreement may be cancelled by any Party if it cannot play in the game due to Pandemic related concerns.”

The contract, which was released to the media on Wednesday, was signed on Aug. 20 by FSU athletics director David Coburn as well as representatives from Jacksonville State.

FSU and Jacksonville State have not played since the Seminoles’ 19-9 victory in 2009.

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