The Miami Hurricanes and the Florida Atlantic Owls have scheduled a three-game football series for 2013, 2015 and 2016, the schools announced today.
The series will kick off in 2013 when Miami hosts Florida Atlantic at Sun Life Stadium on Aug. 31. The Hurricanes will then travel to face FAU in 2015 and will host the Owls again in 2016 to conclude the series.
Miami and Florida Atlantic, which are separated by only about 51 miles, have never met on the football field.
“It’s a great match-up,” said FAU head coach Carl Pelini. “Miami is a prestigious program of which we would like to emulate. It will be great for our players to challenge the names they played against in high school and for the fans to have a close away game to attend.”
After opening the 2013 season with FAU, Miami then hosts the Florida Gators on Sept. 7. Later that season, the Canes travel to face USF (Nov. 30).
FAU will also play USF in 2013, as they are slated to visit the Bulls on Sept. 14. The future schedules for the Owls include other big programs such as Alabama, Florida and Nebraska.