Out of conference series are piling up on Boise State Athletic Director Mark Coyle’s resume, especially in the Atlantic Coast
On Wednesday, the Broncos scheduled yet another home-and-home series, this time with two-time national champions and 2012 Discover Orange Bowl victors, the Florida State Seminoles.
“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 Director of Athletics Mark Coyle stated in a release. “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 Seminoles in Boise.”
The series begins on Sept. 17, 2019, where the first game will be played on Bobby Bowden Field at Doak S. Campbell Stadium in
In 2020, the Seminoles will head to the Blue to face the Broncos on Sept. 20 in Bronco Stadium. Both schools will exchange $400,000 for the series.
This marks the second ACC opponent Coyle and the Broncos have scheduled within the past week, as Boise State announced they scheduled a home-and-home series with the University of Virginia last Monday beginning in 2015.
“We are very excited to add Boise State to our future football schedule,” Florida State Director of Athletics Randy Spetman said in a statement. “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. ”
Florida State went 12-2 last season, including a 31-10 win over Northern Illinois in the Discover Orange Bowl, and finished No. 12 in the BCS standings, No. 10 in the AP poll and No. 10 in USA Today’s coaches’ poll.
The Seminoles won the national championship in 1993 and 1999, both under then-head coach
During the 2019 season, the Broncos will also travel to Provo to face BYU on Oct. 12. For 2020, it’s the Cougars who will come to Bronco Stadium on Oct. 17.
This is arguably one of the more decorated future opponents for the Broncos, alongside Michigan State, and is a testament to Coyle’s plans to expand the Boise State brand towards the east coast.
The Broncos are set to face the Washington Huskies to start the 2013 season in the new Husky Stadium in August.