Mercer is scheduled to travel to Alabama on Saturday, November 16, 2024, according to the contracts obtained by USA Today and the school will receive $600,000 as part of the deal. Alabama defeated Mercer 56-0 in 2017 and won 48-14 last season. Alabama is 4-0 all-time against Mercer dating back to the first meeting between the schools in 1939.
The Bears now have an SEC opponent scheduled for the next three seasons. They have a game at Auburn this season on September 3, a contest at Ole Miss in 2023 on September September 2, and the recently revealed trip to Tuscaloosa in 2024.
Mercer is coming off a 7-3 season in 2021 in which they went 6-2 in the SoCon and finished 2nd overall. It was Mercer’s best finish in the SoCon since joining the conference in 2014. The Bears will kick off the 2022 season in Week 0 with a home game against Morehead State of the Pioneer Football League at 7 PM Eastern Time on Saturday, August 27.
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