The Georgia State Panthers are seeing better offers for their guarantee games, reports Doug Roberson at the Atlanta Journal-Constitution. The 0-6 Panthers might find wins in 2013 as difficult to come by as they did in 2012, but it won't be for nothing. Golden State will receive $550,000 for their game at the West Virginia Mountaineers, and will get $700,000 for playing on the road against the Alabama Crimson Tide. The transition to FBS is driving up what the Panthers earn; in 2010 the school received $400,000 to play the Tide.
The totals are far from the highest in college football, but it's more than many schools get. With the ACC adding an additional non-conference game to their schedule, teams like Georgia State foresee more opportunities in the future.
Roberson provides these numbers for some of Georgia State's guarantee games:
2010: Alabama, $435,000
2011: Houston, $300,000
2012: Tennessee, $500,000
2013: West Virginia, $550,000
2013: Alabama, $700,000
2015: Oregon, $900,000