Friday, January 11, 2013
FSU's 2013 ACC opponents announced
By David M. Hale
The ACC released its scheduled matchups for the 2013 schedule Friday, and Florida State's already uninspired home slate doesn't appear to have gotten much better, but the Seminoles will see both of the conference's newcomers in their first year in the league.
While dates for the games have yet to be set, the Seminoles now know who they'll play, including a home slate that will be highlighted by in-state rival Miami and one of the conference's new additions, Syracuse.
The remaining home games will be against Maryland and NC State, to go with non-conference opponents Wofford, Nevada and Idaho. Of those teams, only Syracuse won more than seven games in 2012 in FBS play.
Florida State's top two games in 2013 -- against Clemson and Florida -- will come on the road, where the Seminoles will also face Boston College, Wake Forest and another ACC newcomer in Pittsburgh.
The schedule shakeups were a result of league expansion and the midseason reversal of an initial plan that would have called for nine conference games per season.
The move back to eight games means Florida State won't get Virginia Tech on its schedule after traveling to Blacksburg, Va. to play the Hokies in one of 2012's biggest games.
More changes figure to be in store for 2014, as Louisville replaces Maryland, and Notre Dame begins playing five games per year against ACC foes.