Florida State has come under heavy scrutiny in recent years over their weak non-conference schedule, but on Monday the Noles beefed up their competition considerably by scheduling a home-and-home series with Boise State.
The Broncos have never been afraid to play anyone, anytime, anywhere and that will continue with their latest decision to take on ACC powerhouse FSU.
The games are scheduled for Sept. 7, 2019 and Sept. 14, 2020. Boise State will travel to Tallahassee first before the Noles return the favor with a trip to Idaho.
“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,” Spetman said in a statement released by the school.
“We’ve listened to our fans that they want to see a little different level of opponent to make sure they come to town,” Spetman said. “That’s what they want to see us playing. You can’t do it all in the first year because we schedule out ahead of ourselves, but we’re making some adjustments.”
The announcement is a huge coup for Boise. The little program that could has, again, never been afraid to go anywhere to play, but big-time programs have been apprehensive, at best, to return the favor. The arrival of one of the most historically decorated programs in the nation will finally help signal the arrival of the Broncos at the big boys table.
And, in all honestly, no one wants to watch Florida State kick off against the Savannah State’s of the world anymore.
The two schools will reportedly exchange $400,000 for the two games.