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FSU, USF Agree to Renew Series

May 13, 2013

TALLAHASSEE, Fla. -- Florida State and USF will play a second home-and-home football series set for 2015 and 2016 the schools announced on Monday. This will be the third and fourth meetings between the football programs.

"We are excited to add USF back to our schedule for the 2015 and 2016 seasons," said Florida State Director of Athletics Randy Spetman. "For all the Seminole fans throughout Central Florida, this is a great opportunity to once again see their team play in an NFL facility. The last time we played in Raymond James versus USF the atmosphere was excellent and the excitement generated among our fan base was unmatched."

Florida State will host USF Sept. 26, 2015 in Tallahassee before making a return trip Sept. 24, 2016 to Tampa for another showdown in Raymond James Stadium, the home of the Tampa Bay Buccaneers.

"We're excited to have USF back on the schedule," FSU head coach Jimbo Fisher said. "They're a great program. It's been a good series thus far, and it's great for our fans to have another in-state series on the schedule."

The Seminoles and Bulls met for the first time in 2009 in Tallahassee with USF winning 17-7. Florida State won the second meeting last season in Tampa, 30-17, to even the series at 1-1.

Fisher is 6-1 against teams from the state of Florida. The Seminoles will play three teams from the state of Florida in 2013 when FSU hosts Bethune-Cookman and Miami, before ending the regular season at Florida.

Tickets for the upcoming 2013 season are on sale by calling 1-888-FSU-NOLE or by visitng the online ticket page.

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