USF and the American Athletic Conference announced Monday the the Sept. 24 showdown between the Bulls and FSU will kick off at noon at Raymond James Stadium. ABC will televise the contest.
For those bemoaning the early start (and lack of prime tailgating time), consider the bright side: last year's Bulls-'Noles game in Tallahassee kicked off at 11:30 a.m.
The contest will be USF's sixth appearance on ABC, but first since its 27-25 loss to Louisville on Oct. 20, 2012.
The Bulls are 0-5 all-time on ABC regional broadcasts.