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Hurricanes open 2023 season on Friday before Labor Day, travel to Florida State in November

Miami plays first 3 games at home, hosts reigning ACC champion Clemson in October
Miami Hurricanes QB Tyler Van Dyke scrambles at Florida State Seminoles, Nov. 13, 2021
Posted at 8:50 PM, Jan 30, 2023

CORAL GABLES, Fla. — Miami will open the 2023 season on the Friday before Labor Day against Miami (Ohio) and travel to Tallahassee on the second Saturday in November to take on rival Florida State in the first year of the Atlantic Coast Conference's new scheduling model.

The ACC unveiled its 2023 schedule Monday night.

Miami opens with three straight home games and four of its first five at Hard Rock Stadium.

The Hurricanes host the other Miami, Texas A&M and Bethune-Cookman in consecutive weekends of nonconference action before hitting the road Sept. 23 to face former Big East Conference foe Temple in Philadelphia.

After a bye week, the Hurricanes return to Hard Rock Stadium on Oct. 7 to open ACC play against Georgia Tech.

Miami will stay home for three of its first four ACC games. An Oct. 14 trip to North Carolina is the only game away from Hard Rock Stadium in the month of October.

North Carolina Tar Heels running back Omarion Hampton taken down by Miami Hurricanes cornerback Te'Cory Couch and linebacker Keontra Smith, Oct. 8, 2022
North Carolina running back Omarion Hampton is taken down by Miami cornerback Te'Cory Couch (23) and linebacker Keontra Smith (4) during the second half Saturday, Oct. 8, 2022, in Miami Gardens, Fla.

After consecutive games against reigning ACC champion Clemson and Virginia, the Hurricanes close out their schedule with three of their final four games on the road.

The rivalry game against the Seminoles is sandwiched between a trip to North Carolina State and a home game against Louisville.

Miami concludes the regular season on the Friday after Thanksgiving at Boston College.

The ACC has scrapped divisions under the new format, meaning the top two teams in the final standings will play for the conference crown. The 3-5-5 scheduling model allows for three permanent conference opponents, protecting rivalries like Florida State-Miami, while rotating through the remaining teams (five one year and five the next).

Miami is paired with Boston College and Louisville – in addition to the Seminoles – as permanent opponents.

Fourth-year quarterback Tyler Van Dyke returns for the Hurricanes in 2023 after missing the latter portion of head coach Mario Cristobal's debut season with a shoulder injury.

Among the most-anticipated home games for Miami this season is the Sept. 9 game against Texas A&M. The Jimbo Fisher-led Aggies beat Miami 17-9 last season in College Station, Texas. Fisher is 7-0 in his head coaching career at Hard Rock Stadium, including a 3-0 record against the Hurricanes while at Florida State.

Texas A&M Aggies head coach Jimbo Fisher coaches against Miami Hurricanes, Sept. 17, 2022
Texas A&M head coach Jimbo Fisher looks on as his offense starts a play against Miami during the second half Saturday, Sept. 17, 2022, in College Station, Texas.

Clemson also returns to Hard Rock Stadium for the first time since falling flat in a 31-14 loss to Tennessee in the Orange Bowl to cap the 2022 campaign. The Tigers have won four in a row against the Hurricanes since their 58-0 victory at Miami in 2015.

Arguably Miami's most important road game will come in November when the Hurricanes face Florida State. The Seminoles have won two in a row against Miami, embarrassing the Hurricanes 45-3 at Hard Rock Stadium last season and rallying for a 31-28 win in Tallahassee two years ago.

The Hurricanes finished 5-7 a season ago – their fewest wins since 2007.