Colorado State Rams to play Alabama Crimson Tide for two football games; CSU to receive $3 million

CSU to receive $1.5 million from Alabama per game

FORT COLLINS, Colo. - Colorado State University will play two games against the Alabama Crimson Tide in a deal that will pay CSU $1.5 million per game.

The two games will take place at Alabama's Bryant-Denny Stadium; the first game will take place Sept. 21, 2013. The second game will be either in 2015 or 2017.

“This will be a great opportunity for our program to go out and play the best,” said Colorado State head coach Jim McElwain."

The game will be a homecoming for coach McElwain as he was Alabama's offensive coordinator from 2008-2011. Alabama won two BCS national championships during McElwain's tenure.

"The experience of playing Alabama in that environment will help our players and our program as it continues to grow, and we’re looking forward to it. It is another outstanding example of what we’re doing with our program in all aspects," said coach McElwain.

Alabama will play Notre Dame in the BCS National Championship game on Jan. 7, 2013.

Colorado State finished last season 4-8

2013 Colorado State Schedule (Non-Conference)

Aug. 31 vs Colorado (at Sports Authority Field at Mile High)
Sept. 7 at Tulsa
Sept. 14 vs Cal Poly
Sept. 21 at Alabama
Sept. 28 vs UTEP

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