Daytona Beach, FL (Sports Network) - Bethune-Cookman has completed its 2013
football schedule by adding a Sept. 21 game at Florida State, the Mid-Eastern
Athletic Conference university announced Monday.
The first-ever meeting between the two programs will be played at FSU's Doak
Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee.
"It was always our intent to play a BCS opponent this year, and with the
cancellation of the UCF game, we were able to work with the ACC and FSU to
reach an agreement in order to make this happen," Bethune-Cookman athletic
director Lynn Thompson said. "This is a natural matchup for us that falls in
line with our philosophy of competing with the best Division I universities in
the state of Florida."
Bethune-Cookman lost to the University of Miami in each of the past two
"We have a chance to play another top-level opponent," Bethune-Cookman coach
Brian Jenkins said. "We have had Miami on the schedule, and hopefully can
continue to have them on in future years, while the FSU game this year allows
us another top level school in the state of Florida. This gives our program a
chance to play against some of the best talent and one of the best programs out
2013 Bethune-Cookman Football Schedule
All Times ET
Sept. 1, at Tennessee State, Nashville, Tenn.
Sept. 7, Virginia Union, Daytona Beach, Fla., 4 p.m.
Sept. 14, at Florida International, Miami, Fla., TBA
Sept. 21, at Florida State, Tallahassee, Fla., TBA
Oct. 5, at Delaware State*, Dover, Del. TBA
Oct. 12, at Howard*, Washington, D.C., 1 p.m.
Oct. 19, Savannah State*, Daytona Beach, Fla., 4 p.m.
Oct. 26, South Carolina State* (Homecoming), Daytona Beach, Fla., 4 p.m.
Nov. 2, at North Carolina Central*, Durham, N.C., 2 p.m.
Nov. 9, Norfolk State*, Daytona Beach, Fla., 4 p.m.
Nov. 16, Hampton*, Daytona Beach, Fla., 4 p.m.
Nov. 23, at Florida A&M*, Orlando, Fla., TBA
* - MEAC game
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