Wake Forest announces football schedule changes

The Deacons' matchup against Notre Dame on Saturday was postponed because of a COVID-19 outbreak within the Fighting Irish's roster

Kenneth Walker III ran for three touchdowns in Wake Forest's loss at NC State on Saturday (ACC pool photo)

Wake Forest and the ACC have announced a makeup date for the Deacons’ home football game against Notre Dame that was postponed because of COVID-19 outbreak within the Fighting Irish roster.

The game, which was originally scheduled to be played Saturday at Truist Field in Winston-Salem, has been moved to Saturday, Dec. 12. In order to avoid having two consecutive weeks off, Wake has moved its nonconference matchup against Campbell up a week from Friday, Oct. 9 to Friday, Oct. 2.

“We are extremely appreciative of the partnership of Campbell AD Omar Banks in being able to adjust their schedule to move our game up one week,” Deacons athletic director John Currie said in a statement. “Their ability to adjust the game date is a testament to the protocols and healthy and safe atmosphere Omar, Coach (Mike) Minter and their entire staff has created in Buies Creek.”

Additional information of the rescheduled Wake-Notre Dame game, including television broadcasting information will be announced in the future.

The Deacons are the fourth state college football team to have a game either postponed or canceled because of the coronavirus pandemic. NC State, North Carolina and Charlotte have also had their schedules disrupted or changed.

“As I have said since the summer, this season was going to present challenges we have never experienced,” Wake coach Dave Clawson said. “As we continue to navigate this season, we need to remain flexible and I appreciate the leadership from John Currie, our administration and the ACC in giving us a pathway forward during this season.”