Two top ten teams went down on Saturday afternoon, and both teams had to pay their opponents millions in scheduling fees.
Texas A&M and Notre Dame were both huge favorites against their opponents and were embarrassed at home in their respective games.
According to The Action Network’s Darren Rovell, Texas A&M paid Appalachian State $1.5 million to schedule the game at College Station for their 17-14 loss. Notre Dame paid Marshall $1.25 million to come to South Bend which they lost 26-21.
Texas A&M paid Appalachian State $1.5 million to have them come to College Station. They lost.
Notre Dame paid Marshall $1.25 million to have them come to South Bend. They lost.
— Darren Rovell (@darrenrovell) September 10, 2022
Fans went on to mock both Notre Dame and A&M for paying out big money just to lose.
— Life Coach Marv (@MarvB43) September 10, 2022
— ahmad black (@ahmadblack35) September 10, 2022
— Kevin D. Grüssing (Pronounced Grew-sing) (@KevDGrussing) September 10, 2022
Maybe teams will learn not to schedule App State in the future considering how many teams they’ve upset over the years.
Power 5 teams should probably stop scheduling App State.
— Jonathon Brown (@jbrownie__) September 10, 2022
As a P5 team why are you scheduling App State. No benefit at all lol
— Mike, Esq. (@MikeSanchize) September 10, 2022