AMELIA ISLAND, Fla. — Pitt’s ACC opener against Florida State is causing a stir in Florida.
Florida State athletic director Randy Spetman said Seminoles fans are excited about opening the 2013 college football season Sept. 2 at Heinz Field.
“Every day I get people emailing me or talking to me about tickets,” he said, while taking a break from the ACC spring meetings at the Ritz-Carlton Hotel. “Our fans are coming in droves. Expect to see a lot of garnet and gold.”
Defending ACC champion Florida State returns 11 starters — seven on offense and four on defense — from its 2012 team that finished 12-2 and No. 10 in the nation and had 11 players drafted into the NFL.
Pitt hasn’t played Florida State since defeating the Seminoles, 17-16, on Oct. 8, 1983, at Pitt Stadium. It was the last of four games in four years between the schools.