Tuesday, October 25, 2005
The University of Alabama and Florida State will meet in a football game on Sept. 29, 2007 in Jacksonville, Fla., Alabama Athletics Director Mal Moore confirmed today.
"We are thrilled that the game will take place," Moore said. "All the details have not been finalized, but with the cooperation of the Southeastern Conference, the Atlantic Coast Conference and television partners CBS and ESPN/ABC, we will play the game.
"We expect this game to produce a great deal of excitement within our respective fan bases and on a national level as well," Moore said.
The one-time meeting will be played at 82,000-seat Alltel Stadium, home of the Gator Bowl, in Jacksonville, Fla.
The game will be televised by either CBS or ESPN, a decision that will be reached two weeks prior to the game.
"We will soon complete the final contractual agreements, in conjunction with the City of Jacksonville," Moore added.
The last time the teams met was in 1974, a game the Tide won, 8-7. Alabama has a 2-0-1 edge in the series.