Report: Alabama adds Western Carolina to 2019 football schedule

Alabama liked playing Western Carolina so much in 2014 that the Crimson Tide are going to run it back in 2019.

Kevin Kelley of reported on Monday afternoon that Alabama will host Western Carolina in Tuscaloosa on Nov. 23, 2019. That game will be one week before the Iron Bowl, which will be at Auburn that season.

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Alabama previously hosted Western Carolina at Bryant-Denny Stadium in 2014, with the Crimson Tide winning handily 48-14.

An FCS program, Western Carolina plays in the Southern Conference and finished 7-5 overall and 5-3 in conference play last season. The Catamounts will make $525,000 for the 2019 game against the Crimson Tide, according to Kelley.

In addition to the Western Carolina matchup, the Crimson Tide will play three other nonconference games in 2019. All in September, the Crimson Tide will take on Duke in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game in Atlanta then will also host both New Mexico State and Southern Miss later in the month.

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