Florida State football to play at Bronco Stadium in 2020 as part of home-and-home series

By Chadd Cripe
ccripe@idahostatesman.com
© 2013 Idaho Statesman

Boise State and Florida State announced Monday that they will play a home-and-home football series in 2019 and 2020.

The teams will play in Tallahassee, Fla., on Sept. 7, 2019, and in Boise on Sept. 12, 2020.

Florida State is the third Bowl Championship Series-conference school outside the Northwest to agree to play a regular-season game at Bronco Stadium — and the second in a week. Michigan State (2022) and Virginia (2017) are the others.

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Florida State is one of the top college football programs historically. The Seminoles have appeared in a nation-leading 31 straight bowl games and they won the national title in 1993 and 1999.

“Scheduling a home-and-home series against a perennial Top 25 program like Florida State is another step in growing our football program,” Boise State Athletic Director Mark Coyle said in a statement. “Florida State is a team fans talk about when discussing the top collegiate programs in the country and I know Bronco Nation will be excited about hosting a team like the Seminoles in Boise.”

Said Florida State Athletic Director Randy Spetman: “We are very excited to add Boise State to our future football schedule. Boise State has an excellent football program and we feel this will be an out of conference game that will be exciting for fans of both schools and appealing to TV networks. Adding the Broncos to our football schedule continues our commitment to bringing top quality opponents to Doak Campbell Stadium. With our neutral site game versus Oklahoma State in 2014, the addition of Pitt and Syracuse to the ACC and now this series, we feel we are putting our football program in the best possible position to compete in the new BCS beginning in 2014.”

Here is Boise State’s updated list of future non-conference opponents:

2013
at Washington (Aug. 31)
vs. Tennessee Martin (Sept. 7)
vs. Southern Miss (Sept. 28)
at BYU (Oct. 26)

2014
vs. Ole Miss in Atlanta (Thursday, Aug. 28)
vs. BYU (Oct. 25)

2015
at BYU (Sept. 12)
vs. Washington (Sept. 19)
at Virginia (Sept. 26)

2016
vs. Washington State (Sept. 10)
at Oregon State (Sept. 24)
vs. BYU (Oct. 15)

2017
at Washington State (Sept. 9)
vs. Virginia (Sept. 23)
at BYU (Oct. 7)

2018
vs. BYU (Oct. 20)

2019
at Florida State (Sept. 7)
at BYU (Oct. 12)

2020
vs. Florida State (Sept. 12)
vs. BYU (Oct. 17)

2021
at BYU (Oct. 9)

2022
vs. Michigan State (Sept. 17)
vs. BYU (Oct. 8)

2023
at Michigan State (Sept. 16)
at BYU (Oct. 14)

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Chadd Cripe has spent the past 12 years as the Boise State football beat writer. You can follow him on Twitter @IDS_BroncoBeat.

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