TALLAHASSEE, Fla. — Florida State will conclude its season in El Paso, Texas, as it was announced Sunday that the Seminoles have been selected to play in the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl against Arizona State.
Florida State will appear in the postseason for an NCAA-best 38th time in the last 40 seasons. The Seminoles are returning to the Sun Bowl for the first time since 1966 and also played in the 1954 Sun Bowl, which was the second bowl appearance in program history.
“We are thrilled to be invited to El Paso for the opportunity to play in the Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl,” Florida State Director of Athletics David Coburn said. “We will face an outstanding program in Arizona State, which should make for an exciting game. Our team and staff are excited about spending time in a different part of the country. It will be a chance for Seminole fans in the southwest to see their Noles in person.”
Florida State leads the all-time series with Arizona State 3-1 and has won three straight against the Sun Devils. The teams first met in the 1971 Fiesta Bowl before squaring off in Tampa in 1979 and playing in Tempe in 1983 and 1984. The Seminoles are 9-2 all-time against current members of the Pac-12.
The Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl is scheduled for a 2 p.m. Eastern Time kickoff on Dec. 31 and will be broadcast nationally on CBS. Tickets will be available on Seminoles.com.