ACC releases schedules for its 15 football teams

The dates are set for the season, including matchups between the conference's four N.C. teams

Just over a week after the Atlantic Coast Conference approved using a 10-plus-1 model for the 2020 college football season, the league has released its schedule.

Duke and Wake Forest will play their season openers Sept. 12 against arguably the ACC’s two best teams. The Blue Devils will travel to Notre Dame, while the Demon Deacons — the only Tobacco Road team scheduled to play Clemson this season — will host the Tigers.

NC State hits the road for its opener, traveling to Virginia Tech, while UNC has plays at home against Syracuse.

Duke, NC State, UNC and Wake will also all play each other this season. The Blue Devils play in Raleigh against NC State on Oct. 17 and will host UNC (Nov. 7) and Wake Forest (Nov. 21).

NC State also plays two of three in the state series at home, hosting the Demon Deacons in Week 2 (Sept. 19) along with the Blue Devils’ visit.

The Wolfpack’s annual rivalry game with the Tar Heels, set to be played in Chapel Hill, is moved up to Oct. 24. UNC will also host Wake Forest (Nov. 14).

The Demon Deacons play all three N.C. rivals on the road.

On top of the 10 games North Carolina’s four ACC teams will play against conference opponents, each will play one nonconference foe. Duke will stay in the state and host Charlotte on Halloween, NC State will get a visit from Liberty on Nov. 21, and Wake Forest will play a Friday night game against Old Dominion at rebranded Truist Field on Oct. 9. UNC’s nonconference opponent, which is scheduled for Week 2 on Sept. 19, has not yet been announced.

Clemson joins UNC as the only ACC teams to not yet have its nonconference opponent selected. The Tigers, like the Tar Heels, are scheduled to play that game Sept. 19.