The ACC has released the Virginia Cavaliers' 2015 football schedule. The Hoos will play a difficult 4-game out-of-conference slate, starting September 5th, 2015, before beginning their 8-game ACC season. Ten of the team's eleven FBS opponents appeared in bowls last year.
The year will get off to a quick start, as the Hoos travel cross-country to rematch UCLA. Virginia played the Bruins tough in Charlottesville last year, but will have to pull off the upset against a likely top-25 team in the Rose Bowl this time around.
In the team's home opener, UVA then gets its first shot at Notre Dame since their scheduling agreement with the ACC (they squared off once before, when the Irish beat the Hoos 36-13 in 1989). Virginia then takes on FCS-foe William and Mary before finishing a three-game homestand against Boise State, the 2014 Fiesta Bowl champ, on Friday night in Scott Stadium.
There's just one difference from last year's ACC schedule, as UVA will replace Florida State with a more manageable Syracuse team. Besides that, home and road opponents from 2014 swap. The Hoos see Duke, Georgia Tech, Virginia Tech, and Syracuse at home, and travel to play Miami, UNC, Pitt, and Louisville. (You can actually view ACC opponents out through 2024 or non-conference games, if they've been planned.)
UVA heads to Pittsburgh, to open the conference season, then takes on Syracuse in the inaugural ACC matchup between the teams. The Hoos' ACC schedule peaks in November, when the team has its only consecutive road games of the season at Miami and Louisville. Virginia returns home to finish the year Duke and Virginia Tech, a game that returns to its normal Saturday slot.
Here's UVA's full schedule for this year. Times and TV information are still TBA
Virginia Cavaliers 2015 Football Schedule:
|Sept. 5||at UCLA||TBA|
|Sept. 12||vs. Notre Dame|
|Sept. 19||vs. William and Mary|
|Sept. 25 (Fri.)||vs. Boise State|
|Oct. 10||at Pittsburgh|
|Oct. 17||vs. Syracuse|
|Oct. 24||at North Carolina|
|Oct. 31||vs. Georgia Tech|
|Nov. 7||at Miami|
|Nov. 14||at Louisville|
|Nov. 21||vs. Duke|
|Nov. 28||vs. Virginia Tech|