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ACC Releases 2018 Conference Football Schedule

Hoos hope to improve on last year’s bowl eligible season.

ACC Football Championship - Clemson v Miami Photo by Mike Comer/Getty Images

The ACC (finally) released the football schedules for all 14 ACC schools for the 2018 season.

Coming into today, Virginia Cavaliers fans already knew the Hoos’ out of conference schedule and the ACC foes they would be playing, but the dates remained uncertain.

Already on the calendar were matchups with Richmond in Charlottesville on Sept. 1 to open the season, a trip to Indiana the following week, a visit from Ohio University on Sept. 15, and a tune up game against Liberty the second weekend of November (Nov. 10).

Five of UVa’s eight 2018 ACC opponents were bowl eligible in 2017 with North Carolina, Georgia Tech, and Pittsburgh all likely improving off their disappointing 2017 seasons.

With it’s permanent cross-divisional opponent Louisville being locked in to come to Charlottesville on Sept. 22, the Hoos’ other Atlantic opponent in 2018 will be NC State, who will play host to UVa the following weekend on Sept. 29.

As always, the Commonwealth Cup is scheduled for the final weekend of the season, as Virginia will once again try and break the streak, this time in Blacksburg on Friday Nov. 23.

On top of the previously mentioned trips to Raleigh and Blacksburg, UVa will travel to Duke to try and push the winning streak against the Blue Devils to 4 on Oct. 20, and will travel to Georgia Tech on Nov. 17.

Filling out the ACC schedule, Virginia will host reigning Coastal division champion Miami Oct. 13, keep the winning going against North Carolina Oct. 27, and try and beat Pittsburgh for the first time since 2014 on Friday, Nov. 2.

2018 Virginia Football Schedule

Date Opponent City 2017 Season
Date Opponent City 2017 Season
Sep 1 Richmond Spiders Charlottesville, VA 6-5 Record
Sep 8 Indiana Hoosiers Bloomington, IN 5-7 Record
Sep 15 Ohio Bobcats Charlottesville, VA 9-4 Record, Win over UAB in Bahamas Bowl
Sep 22 Louisville Cardinals Charlottesville, VA 8-5 Record, Loss to Mississippi State in Taxslayer Bowl
Sep 29 NC State Wolfpack Raleigh, NC No. 23, 9-4 Record, Win over Arizona State in Sun Bowl
Oct 13 Miami Hurricanes Charlottesville, VA No. 13, 10-3 Record, Loss to Wisconsin in Orange Bowl
Oct 20 Duke Blue Devils Durham, NC 7-6 Record, Win over Northern Illinois in Quick Lane Bowl
Oct 27 North Carolina Tar Heels Charlottesville, VA 3-9 Record
Nov 2 Pitt Panthers Charlottesville, VA 5-7 Record
Nov 10 Liberty Flames Charlottesville, VA 6-5 FCS Record
Nov 17 Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets Atlanta, GA 5-6 Record
Nov 23 Virginia Tech Hokies Blacksburg, VA No. 24, 9-4 Record, Loss to Oklahoma State in Camping World Bowl

The rest of the ACC schedule can be seen here.