Ole Miss reportedly lands non-conference opponent for 2030 season
Ole Miss has reportedly landed a second non-conference opponent for the 2030 season after the Rebels previously have a game set with Oregon State.
The Georgia Southern Eagles will play at Ole Miss Rebels in 2030, FBSchedules.com reported, citing a copy of the football game contract that was obtained from the Georgia Southern University athletics department.
Georgia Southern will travel to take on Ole Miss at Vaught-Hemingway Stadium in Oxford, Miss., on Saturday, Sept. 7, 2030. The Eagles will receive a $1.8 million guarantee for the game, according to the copy of the contract.
This is a rescheduling of sorts from a game previously scheduled for Sept. 12, 2020, but was canceled because of the pandemic and the SEC’s move to a conference-only schedule. Per the terms of the contract for that game, both schools were “…released of any and all obligations” of the agreement.
The two schools also have a separate contract to play in Oxford on Saturday, Sept. 21, 2024, which was announced in November 2019. The Rebels will pay the Eagles $1.6 million for that contest.
Georgia Southern and Ole Miss have met only once in football, and it was in 2016 when the Rebels beat Southern 37-27 in Oxford.
The Rebels are scheduled to open the 2030 season at Oregon State on Aug. 31, which is the final game of a home-and-home series that begins in Oxford in 2027.