Feb. 17, 1998
TALLAHASSEE, FL — The Florida State football team will open the 1998 season against Texas A&M in the 16th annual Kickoff Classic at the Meadowlands in New Jersey. The game will be nationally televised by ABC-TV in prime time on Monday, August 31, with kickoff scheduled for 8:00 p.m.
FSU brings a pair of remarkable NCAA records into the first game of the ’98 college season as well as a likely Top Five preseason ranking. The Seminoles have finished among the Associated Press Top Four in each of the last 11 seasons and have also set an NCAA record by winning 10 or more games in each of the last 11 seasons.