Seminoles 2015 football schedule: October will be a challenge

Florida State and Clemson will square off on Nov. 7, the latest in the season that pivotal game has been played since 2010.

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If Florida State is to win a fourth straight ACC football title, the Seminoles will need to survive a challenging October stretch and a November road date with Clemson.

The Atlantic Coast Conference released the 2015 football schedule on Thursday morning, and Florida State will open the season at home against Texas State on Sept. 5.

Florida State’s ACC opener will be nationally televised by ESPN on a Friday night, Sept. 18, at Boston College.

The schedule also features a difficult October stretch with consecutive ACC games at home against Miami (Oct. 10) and Louisville (Oct. 17) followed by a road trip to Georgia Tech (Oct. 24). It’s Florida State’s first trip to Georgia Tech since 2008, and the game will be a rematch of the 2014 ACC football title game.

Florida State will also play at Clemson on Nov. 7 in a game that could decide the Atlantic Division. It will be the first time FSU faces Clemson in November since 2010, coach Jimbo Fisher’s first season as the Seminoles’ head coach.

The regular season wraps up at Florida on Nov. 28.

If Florida State wins the Atlantic Division, the Seminoles would play in the ACC title game on Dec. 5 in Charlotte, N.C.

Florida State has just one bye week this year, on Sept. 26. Also, the Seminoles will not play a Thursday night game in 2015.

Game times and TV networks will be announced at a later date.

2015 FSU FOOTBALL SCHEDULE

Sept. 5 — Texas State (youth day)
Sept. 12 — South Florida (military appreciation day), 11:30 a.m.
Sept. 18 — at Boston College
Sept. 26 — Bye
Oct. 3 — at Wake Forest
Oct. 10 — Miami
Oct. 17 — Louisville
Oct. 24 — at Georgia Tech
Oct. 31 — Syracuse (parents’ weekend)
Nov. 7 — at Clemson
Nov. 14 — North Carolina State (homecoming)
Nov. 21 — Chattanooga
Nov. 28 — at Florida