TALLAHASSEE, Fla. (AP) — After several years of playing a weak nonconference football schedule, Florida State officials are now moving to make it one of the country's toughest.
The school announced Monday that it has agreed to a home-and-home series with perennial power Boise State for the 2019 and 2020 seasons.
"Adding the Broncos to our football schedule continues our commitment to bringing top quality opponents to Doak Campbell Stadium," Florida State athletic director Randy Spetman said Monday. "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 Boise State will visit Tallahassee on Sept. 7, 2019. The Seminoles will travel to Boise, Idaho, for a Sept. 12, 2020, game. It'll mark the first meetings for the two schools.
Boise State has been one of the most successful BCS football programs over the last 11 seasons. The Broncos have finished in the top-20 of the Associated Press poll nine times during that span and won nine conference titles since 2002. Over that nine-year period the Broncos have produced a record of 129-15 (.896), appeared in 11 consecutive bowl games and won seven of those postseason contests.
Boise State head coach Chris Petersen is 84-8 since taking over the Boise State program in 2006.