This arrangement is part of Notre Dame’s new agreement with the ACC, whereby the Irish will play every conference school at least once in three years. These teams last met met in the 2012 Champs Sports Bowl. The Noles scored the final 18 points in that game after being down 14-0. Notably, FSU started four true freshman on the offensive line.
FSU and Notre Dame have quite a bit of history even though they are not geographically close. The traditional powerhouse programs have met seven times previously, with Florida State leading the series 5-2. The marquee matchup between the two occured in Nov. 1993, when the Seminoles traveled to South Bend in a No. 1 vs. No. 2 “Game of the Century.”
FSU lost that game but had the eventual last laugh when they, and not Notre Dame, were in the national championship game.
How do you feel about the matchup? FSU now has Oklahoma State and Notre Dame on its 2014 schedule in addition to its normally difficult matchups against Clemson, Florida, and Miami. There’s also the possibility that FSU might play Louisville that year, depending on the ACC divisional alignment.