Michigan reportedly paying UMass $650,000 to play Saturday, a bump from the 2010 guarantee
ANN ARBOR -- Michigan is favored to beat Massachusetts by more than six touchdowns Saturday.
And if it does, it'll have paid roughly $100,000 per score to secure that victory.
MassLive.com reported Thursday that Michigan's guaranteed money payment to UMass for Saturday's game (3:30 p.m., BTN) sits at $650,000, nearly twice the number it paid the Minutemen to come to Ann Arbor in 2010.
Per MassLive's report, Massachusetts got $390,000 to come to Ann Arbor two seasons ago. The Minutemen nearly had their cake and ate it, too, pushing Michigan all game before settling for a 42-37 defeat.
According to MassLive, Michigan is getting somewhat of a deal this season with regard to UMass' guaranteed money price tag -- as the school will receive roughly $800,000 to play the likes of Notre Dame, Wisconsin and Penn State in the future before grabbing a whopping $1.25 million to play Florida in 2016.
By comparison, Michigan reportedly paid San Diego State $1.016 million to visit Ann Arbor last season.
UMass is in its second year of a transition to the NCAA Football Bowl Subdivision after spending several years in the Football Championship Subdivision (FCS). The team will be able to become bowl eligible out of the Mid-American Conference in 2013.