Sept. 15, 2003
Tallahassee, Fla. –
Florida State and Syracuse will meet on the football field over the next two seasons with the Seminoles traveling to the Carrier Dome in 2004 and the Orangemen coming to Tallahassee in 2005. FSU was able to add non-conference games in future schedules because traditional rival Miami becomes an Atlantic Coast Conference game beginning next year.
Florida State and Syracuse have played four times with the Seminoles winning the last three in a row after losing the first game, 37-21, in 1966 at Syracuse. FSU won 28-0 in 1978 and 41-10 in 1989 in Syracuse and 46-14 in Tallahassee in 1991.
“Syracuse is an opponent with rich football tradition and one of the nation’s biggest television markets,” said FSU Director of Athletics Dave Hart. “We look forward to playing the Orangemen for the next two years.”
FSU is currently ranked No. 9 in the ESPN/USA Today poll and No. 10 in the Associated Press poll with a 3-0 record. The Seminoles play a non-conference game against Colorado on Saturday in Tallahassee with ABC broadcasting the 3:30 kickoff regionally. Florida State’s future non-conference schedule includes traditional rival Florida each year along with: UAB and Syracuse in 2004, Syracuse in 2005, Texas A&M in 2005 and 2006, Colorado in 2007 and 2008, and BYU in 2009 and 2010.