Florida State announces 2020 football schedule

A pylon on FSU football's practice field. (Photo: Ryan Kelly - WCTV)
A pylon on FSU football's practice field. (Photo: Ryan Kelly - WCTV)(WCTV)
Published: Jan. 22, 2020 at 9:44 AM EST
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January 22, 2020

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (247Sports) — Florida State released their 2020 football schedule Wednesday morning. It will be the first season that the Seminoles are guided by new head coach Mike Norvell.

FSU plays a total of six home games during the 2020 campaign.

The Seminoles open the 2020 season with three straight non-conference games.

They travel to Atlanta, Ga. on September 5 to face West Virginia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at Mercedes-Benz Stadium. FSU last played in Atlanta, Ga. when they opened the 2017 season against Alabama in the same stadium. It marked the first collegiate game played inside the then-new Mercedes-Benz Stadium.

The home opener for the Seminoles will be on Sept. 12 against Samford.

FSU then hits the road to face Boise State on Sept. 19. It will mark FSU’s first-ever visit to Boise State, and Idaho, for a game.

Their bye week will be the weekend of Sept. 26.

After their bye, FSU will play nine straight games in nine weeks. They will play all eight of their ACC opponents over an eight-week stretch.

The Seminoles will host Clemson (October 10), Wake Forest (Oct. 17), Pitt (Oct. 31) and Boston College (November 14) in Tallahassee.

They will travel to face , NC State (Oct. 3), Louisville (Oct. 24), Miami (Nov. 7) and Syracuse (Thursday, Nov. 19).

The unique opponent in league play for FSU this year is Pitt, who they host on Oct. 31. FSU last faced the Panthers when they traveled fortheir 2013 season opener and last hosted them in 1982. It is just the second meeting between the teams as ACC opponents.

FSU’s Thursday game at Syracuse on Nov. 19 is their first regular season Thursday contest since defeating Louisville on Oct. 30, 2014.

FSU wraps their 2020 schedule when they host Florida on Nov. 28 in their final non-conference game.

The 2020 ACC Championship will be played on Saturday, Dec. 5.

Times and television will be announced at a later date.

FSU's full schedule can be seen below.

  • Sept. 5 - West Virginia (in Atlanta)
  • Sept. 12 - Samford
  • Sept. 19 - at Boise State
  • Sept. 26 - BYE
  • Oct. 3 - at NC State
  • Oct. 10 - Clemson
  • Oct. 17 - Wake Forest (Family Weekend)
  • Oct. 24 - at Louisville
  • Oct. 31 - Pitt
  • Nov. 7 - at Miami
  • Nov. 14 - Boston College (Homecoming)
  • Nov. 19 (Thursday) - at Syracuse
  • Nov. 28 - Florida Prior to the 2020 regular season, FSU will host their annual Garnet and Gold Spring Game on Saturday, April 18 at 5 p.m. FSU finished 6-7 during the 2019 season, after losing to Arizona State in the 2019 Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl in El Paso, Texas. Copyright 2020 247 Sports. All rights reserved.
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