I guess now you can really plan accordingly.
Tuesday, it was reported — after it was reported two years earlier, our pals at FBSchedules.com gently reminded us in a tweet — that Boise State and Florida State would open the 2019 season in Jacksonville. A day later, it was officially confirmed that the game will be played at TIAA Bank Field on Labor Day Weekend 2019 and will be nationally televised.
The exact date, time and broadcast network will be announced at a later date.
“I commend [FSU athletic director] Stan Wilcox and the JAXSPORTS Council for creating this tremendous opportunity for Florida State University,” said FSU president John Thrasher in a statement. “We are excited to play in Jacksonville and give our alumni and fans the opportunity to enjoy a game in one of the premier athletic venues in the South.”
“The neutral site venue and national television exposure that comes with playing Boise State at TIAA Bank Field will be invaluable to our program,” a statement from Wilcox read.
The 2019 game will mark the first-ever meeting between the two schools.
Boise State last faced a team from the ACC in the regular season in 2017, a 42-23 loss to Virginia on the smurf turf. FSU’s last regular-season matchup with a Mountain West Conference member came in 2013, a 62-7 romp over Nevada in Tallahassee.