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Florida State Releases 2004 Football Schedule

Feb. 2, 2004

Greensboro, NC –


The Atlantic Coast Conference released the football schedules for the 2004 season on Monday. Florida State’s 2004 schedule includes traditional rival Miami, but the two will meet as ACC opponents for the first time ever when they kickoff on national television at night on September 6. FSU added a road game against Syracuse in 2004 and a home date with the Orangemen in 2005 to fill the non-conference date left on the immediate future schedule created by Miami’s admission into the ACC.


“The ACC has gotten better and better every year and it will be even better in 2004,” said FSU head coach Bobby Bowden. “Now you add Miami as an ACC team in the mix for next year and our schedule has got to be one of the toughest in the country again. I know it sounds old, but I don’t know anybody else who plays Miami and Florida. We’ve added a game at Syracuse which is a very different environment for us and a difficult place to play. After an early open week we will basically play straight
through, which makes staying away from injuries even more important.”


The Seminoles will have one traditional open date on September 11 following the Miami game, but will have an open weekend prior to the Florida game after playing NC State on the road on Thursday night, November 11. FSU will play four of its first six games at home, and two of its three games in November in Tallahassee.


“As we begin our first season in an expanded ACC, our schedule is both challenging and exciting,” said Dave Hart, Director of Athletics at FSU. “Our in-state rivals provide difficult bookend games with plenty of competition in between.”


2004 Florida State Football Schedule

 Sept. 6         at Miami              Miami, FL
Sept. 18 ALABAMA-BIRMINGHAM TALLAHASSEE, FL
Sept. 25 CLEMSON TALLAHASSEE, FL


Oct. 2 NORTH CAROLINA TALLAHASSEE, FL
Oct. 9 at Syracuse Syracuse, NY
Oct. 16 VIRGINIA TALLAHASSEE, FL
Oct. 23 at Wake Forest Winston-Salem, NC
Oct. 30 at Maryland College Park, MD


Nov. 6 DUKE TALLAHASSEE, FL
Nov. 11 at NC State Raleigh, NC
Nov. 20 FLORIDA TALLAHASSEE, FL

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