The Idaho Vandals have added the Florida State Seminoles to their 2013 football schedule, Idaho’s official website indicates.
Idaho will travel to face Florida State at Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee on Nov. 23, 2013. The game will be the first ever meeting between the two schools.
The addition of FSU completes Idaho’s 2013 football schedule. The Vandals, who will be playing their first season as an FBS Independent, host NIU, Temple, Fresno State, New Mexico State, and Old Dominion and travel to North Texas, Wyoming, Washington State, Arkansas State, Ole Miss, Florida State, and New Mexico State.
Idaho announced their 2013 schedule back on Oct. 19, but listed the Nov. 23 date as reserved for a to be announced BCS opponent. At the time, Director of Athletics Rob Spear indicated the game would pay the Vandals around $950,000.
Florida State now has four non-conference games on their 2013 schedule. The Idaho game essentially replaces a Sept. 14 road contest at West Virginia, which was canceled by the Mountaineers after they moved to the Big 12.
The Seminoles open the season at home on Aug. 31 against the Wofford Terriers and later host the Nevada Wolf Pack on Sept. 21. A few months ago, Warchant.com reported that Nevada was attempting to get out of that game and even help find a replacement, but to date their efforts appear to be fruitless.
After hosting Idaho on Nov. 23, the Seminoles will travel to Gainesville to take on their arch-rival Florida on Nov. 30.
In ACC play, Florida State will likely host Maryland, Miami, and NC State and travel to Boston College, Clemson, and Wake Forest. The Seminoles will also face Syracuse and a Coastal Division team to be announced.