Florida State to reportedly host 2013 Orange Bowl rematch


Florida State will host Northern Illinois in 2018 according to a report from scheduling clearinghouse FBSchedules.com.

The site notes the Huskies will travel to Tallahassee on Sept. 22, 2018, for a price of $1.6 million.

The two sides have met once previously, in the 2013 Orange Bowl. Florida State won that game, 31-10.

To make room for the trip, Northern Illinois will push a previously scheduled home game with Idaho back to Sept. 9, 2023. The Florida State game sets up an extremely daunting 2018 non-conference slate for NIU; the Huskies are already scheduled for visits to Iowa and BYU and a home game with Utah that season.

Florida State still has one open spot remaining for the ’18 campaign. The ‘Noles will visit Notre Dame on Nov. 10 and host Florida on Nov. 24. Look for an FCS team to fill Florida State’s final vacancy, likely in the opener.