Seminoles, Hurricanes will now meet in September

Seminoles, Hurricanes will now meet in September

Florida State will now travel to Miami for its first road game of the 2020 season.

The Seminoles, led by first-year head coach Mike Norvell, will try to snap a three-game losing streak against the rival Hurricanes on Sept. 26 under the new Atlantic Coast Conference scheduling model, the conference announced Thursday.

Florida State will open its season Sept. 12 at home against Georgia Tech before hosting Samford in its lone nonconference game.

Miami, meanwhile, will host UAB on a Thursday in its season opener Sept. 10 and then travel to Louisville on Sept. 19 before hosting the Seminoles.

The Seminoles will have the first of two bye weeks on the first Saturday in October, then visit Notre Dame on Oct. 10 before returning home Oct. 17 to face North Carolina, led by Florida State graduate and second-year head coach Mack Brown.

Florida State concludes its October slate with a trip to Louisville on Oct. 24.

After a Halloween bye week, the Seminoles will host Pittsburgh on Nov. 7 and then travel to North Carolina State on Nov. 14.

Two of Florida State's final three games are at home, including defending ACC champion Clemson on Nov. 21.

2020 Florida State Seminoles Schedule

DateOpponentLocation
Sept. 12Georgia Tech Tallahassee, Fla.
Sept. 19 Samford Tallahassee, Fla.
Sept. 26at MiamiMiami Gardens, Fla.
Oct. 3BYE
Oct. 10at Notre DameSouth Bend, Ind.
Oct. 17North CarolinaTallahassee, Fla.
Oct. 24at LouisvilleLouisville, Ky.
Oct. 31BYE
Nov. 7PittsburghTallahassee, Fla.
Nov. 14at North Carolina StateRaleigh, N.C.
Nov. 21ClemsonTallahassee, Fla.
Nov. 28VirginiaTallahassee, Fla.
Dec. 5at DukeDurham, N.C.

Florida State hosts Virginia in its final home game Nov. 28 -- a date previously reserved for in-state rival Florida -- and then closes out its regular-season schedule with a trip to Duke on Dec. 5.

The Gators are missing from Florida State's schedule for the first time since 1957 after the Southeastern Conference opted for a conference-only schedule.

Florida State and Miami were originally scheduled to meet Nov. 7, but the game was moved up as part of a modified schedule that now calls for ACC teams to play 10 league games -- including Notre Dame for this season only -- and one nonconference opponent because of the coronavirus pandemic.

Miami Hurricanes head coach Manny Diaz celebrates a 27-10 victory over Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. The Hurricanes defeated the Seminoles 27-10.
Miami Hurricanes head coach Manny Diaz celebrates a 27-10 victory over Florida State in Tallahassee, Fla., Saturday, Nov. 2, 2019. The Hurricanes defeated the Seminoles 27-10.

The Hurricanes will get a bye week between the Florida State game and their Oct. 10 trip to Clemson. They'll then host Pittsburgh and Virginia in back-to-back weekends.

2020 Miami Hurricanes Schedule

DateOpponentLocation
Sept. 10UAB Miami Gardens, Fla.
Sept. 19at Louisville Louisville, Ky.
Sept. 26Florida StateMiami Gardens, Fla.
Oct. 3BYE
Oct. 10at ClemsonClemson, S.C.
Oct. 17PittsburghMiami Gardens, Fla.
Oct. 24VirginiaMiami Gardens, Fla.
Oct. 31BYE
Nov. 6at North Carolina StateRaleigh, N.C.
Nov. 14at Virginia TechBlacksburg, Va.
Nov. 21Georgia TechMiami Gardens, Fla.
Nov. 28at Wake ForestWinston-Salem, N.C.
Dec. 5North CarolinaMiami Gardens, Fla.

After taking Halloween weekend off, the Hurricanes will be on the road for three of the four weekends in November. Miami visits N.C. State on Nov. 6 and Virginia Tech on Nov. 14, then returns home to host Georgia Tech on Nov. 21 before ending the month at Wake Forest on Nov. 28.

Miami will host North Carolina on Dec. 5 in its final game of the regular season.

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