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Florida Gators vs FSU football game moves to Black Friday

Published January 31|Updated February 1st

The Florida-Florida State football series will move to Black Friday this year.

The move from the traditional Saturday after Thanksgiving date to the rivalry was announced Monday night when the ACC unveiled its full 2022 football schedule. Both teams said the game in Tallahassee would be played during prime time, although the official kick-off time and TV information have yet to be announced.

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This will be the second weekday regular season meeting between the Gators and the Seminoles and the first since 1979.

“Hosting Florida in prime time on Fridays over the Thanksgiving holiday allows us to showcase this great rivalry and our community on a day that has historically garnered huge television audiences,” said the Seminoles athletic director, Michael Alford. “It also gives us the ability to lock in a night game, allowing fans to make plans well in advance and avoiding the potential of the six-day network TV option at kick-off. .”

UF’s last regular season weeknight game against any opponent was a 30-6 Thursday loss at Mississippi State in 1992. FSU has played many recent non-Saturday games, including including last season’s Sunday night opener against Notre Dame, prime-time Labor Day openers against Mississippi (2016) and Virginia Tech (2018), and a Friday night loss to Boston College in 2017.

The Gators said in a statement that the 2023 game in Gainesville — which will be played under SEC television arrangements — will return to its traditional Saturday slot after Thanksgiving.

FSU’s season begins with a Week 0 game against Duquesne on August 27. This will be the first date that Doak Campbell Stadium will host a game. FSU’s non-conference schedule also includes a trip to New Orleans to play LSU on Sunday, Sept. 4, and a home game Nov. 19 against Louisiana, the former school of new UF coach Billy Napier.

Other notable Seminoles games include their ACC opener at Louisville on Friday, Sept. 16, and a tricky three-game streak against Wake Forest, North Carolina State and at home against Clemson. All three teams finished last season in the top 20.

The ACC also announced Miami’s full schedule for Mario Cristobal’s first season. It includes a Sept. 17 trip to Texas A&M to face former FSU coach Jimbo Fisher, as well as a home game against the Seminoles on Nov. 5 and a trip to Clemson two weeks later.

FSU Football Schedule 2022

August 27: against Duquesne

September 4 (Sunday): against LSU in New Orleans

September 10: Stopped

September 16 (Friday): in Louisville

September 24: vs. Boston College

October 1st : against Wake Forest

October 8: in the state of North Carolina

October 15: against Clemson

October 22: Stopped

October 29: vs. Georgia Tech

November 5: at Miami

November 12: in Syracuse

November 19: against Louisiana

November 25 (Friday): vs. UF

2022 Miami Hurricanes Football Schedule

September 3: against Bethune Cookman

September 10: against Miss of the South

September 17: at Texas A&M

September 24: vs. Middle Tennessee

October 1st : Stopped

October 8: against North Carolina

October 15: at Virginiatech

October 22: against Duke

October 29: in Virginia

November 5: against Florida State

November 12: at Georgiatech

November 19: at Clemson

November 26: vs Pitt

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