Florida State University and Boise State University have agreed to play a home-and-home series beginning in 2019. The games represent both how far the Broncos have come as a football program, and the opportunity for the Seminoles to introduce new rivals to their quality schedule going forward.
As the BCS adopts a new playoff format, the Seminoles are looking to add top-quality competition to their schedule. Though the ACC Conference is already highly competitive, adding successful programs with a proven pedigree like Boise State will ensure a top strength-of-schedule parameter in their rankings.
Florida State and Boise State have never played each other before, but given the national clout of both programs, the series could start a new rivalry going forward. Boise State has been one of the most successful NCAA football programs over the last decade, with head coach Chris Peterson putting together 84 wins and just eight losses.
By keeping a difficult schedule, Florida State will continue to turn out NFL draft prospects while increasing their ranking if they are able to be successful through a rigorous season. Boise State will also benefit from playing a home-and-away series against an established football program.
While the games are still a few years away, excitement is building around the strength of the FSU football schedule. The ACC is acquiring competitive schools as college football continues to reshuffle their sports conferences. With a tougher conference schedule, challenging out-of-conference games and top talent, Florida State is poised to continue their strong reputation as one of the best college football programs in the nation.