Posted September 13, 2012 on AP on Fox
Nebraska is paying Arkansas State $1 million for playing at Memorial Stadium on Saturday - the highest amount ever guaranteed to an opponent for a game in Lincoln. Athletic director Tom Osborne said in an email to The Associated Press on Thursday that $1 million is the ''going rate for a great many teams to play an away game with no return engagement.'' Osborne said Arkansas State is a ''decent program'' and an ''attractive matchup.'' He said he probably could have scheduled a lesser opponent for less money, but he wants to maintain a ''reasonably strong schedule.'' Nebraska paid Southern Mississippi $300,000 for the Sept. 1 game, but the Huskers will play an away game against the Golden Eagles next year. Idaho State will earn $600,000 for visiting next week.
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