The ACC Football schedule took shape on Thursday (August 6) as Mark Packer and Wes Durham announced the dates for games this fall on the ACC Network’s Packer and Durham. With the ongoing coronavirus pandemic, the conference switched to a schedule with 10 conference games with one non-conference game.
Virginia’s one non-conference game will kick off the season for the Hoos on Friday, September 11 as VMI comes to Charlottesville. Eight days later, September, 19, the Cavaliers will head to Blacksburg to try and push the win streak against the Hokies to two. This is a drastic change to when the two teams usually matchup (the weekend after Thanksgiving).
September 26 is the first of Virginia’s two open dates, with the second coming November 21. That means the Hoos will have an extra week to prepare for a trip to Death Valley to face the Clemson Tigers on October 3. A home date with NC State follows on October 10 before back-to-back road trips to Wake Forest (October 17) and Miami (October 24).
The Hoos host North Carolina on Halloween (October 31) for one of the more anticipated matchups of the season. Sam Howell returns as QB for the Heels after a monster freshman year, and UNC is expected to be one of the top teams in the conference this season. Virginia’s game against the Tar Heels kicks off a three-game stretch at home with Louisville (November 7) and Duke (November 14) taking place before the second bye week.
After the bye, the Hoos take their second trip to the Sunshine State to face Florida State on November 28, before closing the season at home with Boston College on December 5.
Here is the full schedule, week by week, for all 15 teams:
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