The North Alabama Lions will play the North Carolina Tar Heels on Saturday, September 25, 2027 according to FBSchedules.
A copy of the contract shows that North Alabama will receive a guarantee of $450,000 for the game. This will mark the first matchup between the schools. The Lions moved up to the FCS starting with the 2017 season as part of a four year transition to the Division I level.
North Carolina has an FCS opponent on their schedule for the next five seasons. They will play James Madison (2020 and 2024), Wofford (2021), East Tennessee State (2022), and Campbell (2023).
North Alabama will take on FBS duo Virginia Tech and BYU this season and also have a 2022 game against Memphis on their schedule.