App State will host six home games

Appalachian State’s football team will host Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Louisiana and New Mexico State during the 2017 Sun Belt Conference season. The Mountaineers also host Savannah State and Wake Forest.

BOONE — Appalachian State’s football team announced the four Sun Belt Conference opponents who will visit Kidd Brewer Stadium in the 2017 season.

Those conference teams are newcomer Coastal Carolina, Georgia Southern, Louisiana (also known as Louisiana-Lafayette) and New Mexico State.

Appalachian State did not announce the dates or times of those games.

App State has already announced the dates of nonconference opponents Savannah State (Sept. 9) and Wake Forest (Sept. 23). Wake Forest is the second program from a power conference to play at Kidd Brewer Stadium in App State’s history.

Miami visited App State last season and beat the Mountaineers 45-10 on Sept. 17.

Wake Forest beat App State in Winston-Salem 20-10 in 2001, one year after the Mountaineers knocked off the Demon Deacons 20-16.

Coastal Carolina, which makes its football debut in the Southern Conference in 2017 after playing in all other sports during the 2016-17 seasons, returns to Boone for the first time since App State beat the Chanticleers 45-28 in the 2006 playoffs. One year earlier, App State beat visiting Coastal Carolina 30-3.

New Mexico State is also playing in its final season in the Sun Belt Conference after being voted out by the league in the spring of 2016.

The Mountaineers also play nonconference road games at Georgia on Sept. 2 and at UMass on Oct. 28. The times for those games have not been set.

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