Tennessee’s decision to name Bowling Green as a replacement opponent in its 2015 opening game proved to be an expensive one. The Vols will pay the Falcons a guarantee of $1.2 million, $275,000 more than the agreement they had with UAB prior to the school’s decision to discontinue the football program last week.

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According to Wes Rucker of 247Sports, it is unclear whether there was a cancellation fee included in the contract with the Blazers. If the Vols have a cancellation, it would help offset the additional $275,000 the program will pay Bowling Green.

Tennessee announced its plans to face the Blazers during its opening game of the 2015 season on Sept. 5 at LP Field in Nashville, the team announced Tuesday. Bowling Green is 7-6 this season after appearing in the MAC Championship Game last weekend.

The upcoming matchup marks the first meeting between the two programs. The Vols last game against a MAC opponent was on Sept. 22, 2012, when they defeated Akron 47-26.

Tennessee has appeared in two games at LP Field, including a season opening win in 2002 against Wyoming. The Vols’ most recent appearance came in the 2010 Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl against North Carolina. Tennessee lost 30-27.