Alabama inks home-and-home series with blue-blood ACC program
Alabama continues to schedule teams from the ACC for its future non-conference games. This time, the Crimson Tide will play Florida State in 2025 and 2026, according to an announcement from the Seminoles.
The Seminoles will host Alabama on Aug. 30, 2025, which marks the first time in series history the teams will meet in Tallahassee. FSU will make the return trip to Tuscaloosa on Sept. 19, 2026.
“We are very pleased that we could work this out and we know that it will be a great event on both campuses,” FSU Director of Athletics David Coburn said. “We appreciate Alabama being our partner in this, and both the ACC and SEC offices who had to do a lot of work behind the scenes to make this a reality.”
This is part of a move to schedule SEC teams even beyond Florida for the Seminoles. They are also scheduled to play Georgia in 2027.
After playing the first three games of the series in Alabama, facing off in Tuscaloosa in 1965 and 1974 and in Birmingham in 1967, the two teams have met twice at neutral sites.
Florida State had a 21-14 victory in Jacksonville in 2007, and the teams most recently played in 2017, opening the season by participating in the first collegiate game in Atlanta’s Mercedes-Benz Stadium. Alabama won 24-7.
Alabama also in 2025 is set to play Wisconsin in Tuscaloosa, and in 2026, the Crimson Tide have reportedly set games at West Virginia and against South Florida.