The countdown to kickoff has officially begun.
Ole Miss will open the 2016 season against Florida State on Sept. 5 at 8 p.m. ET on ESPN, the school announced Tuesday.
The Rebels and Seminoles will battle in the inaugural Orlando Kickoff, a neutral-site game in the Orlando Citrus Bowl. Both programs should enter the season ranked in the preseason top 25.
Ole Miss and Florida State both ended the 2015 season 10-3. It will be the second all-time meeting between the two programs, as the Rebels defeated the Seminoles 33-0 in Oxford, Miss. in 1961.
The game will be Ole Miss’ second season opener at a neutral site in the past three seasons.