ACC football schedule unveiled for 2017 season


Looking at the slate for North Carolina’s big four schools

By Rodd Baxley - rbaxley@civitasmedia.com



2017 ACC Football Schedules

BOSTON COLLEGE

Sept. 1 at Northern Illinois (Fri.)

Sept. 9 WAKE FOREST

Sept. 16 NOTRE DAME

Sept. 23 at Clemson

Sept. 30 CENTRAL MICHIGAN

Oct. 7 VIRGINIA TECH

Oct. 14 at Louisville

Oct. 21 at Virginia

Oct. 27 FLORIDA STATE (Fri.)

Nov. 4 OPEN

Nov. 11 NC STATE

Nov. 18 vs. UConn

(Fenway Park, Boston)

Nov. 25 at Syracuse

CLEMSON

Sept. 2 KENT STATE

Sept. 9 AUBURN

Sept. 16 at Louisville

Sept. 23 BOSTON COLLEGE

Sept. 30 at Virginia Tech

Oct. 7 WAKE FOREST

Oct. 13 at Syracuse (Fri.)

Oct. 21 OPEN

Oct. 28 GEORGIA TECH

Nov. 4 at NC State

Nov. 11 FLORIDA STATE

Nov. 18 THE CITADEL

Nov. 25 at South Carolina

DUKE

Sept. 2 NC CENTRAL

Sept. 9 NORTHWESTERN

Sept. 16 BAYLOR

Sept. 23 at North Carolina

Sept. 29 MIAMI (Fri.)

Oct. 7 at Virginia

Oct. 14 FLORIDA STATE

Oct. 21 PITT

Oct. 28 at Virginia Tech

Nov. 4 OPEN

Nov. 11 at Army West Point

Nov. 18 GEORGIA TECH

Nov. 25 at Wake Forest

FLORIDA STATE

Sept. 2 vs. Alabama

(Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta)

Sept. 9 LOUISIANA-MONROE

Sept. 16 MIAMI

Sept. 23 NC STATE

Sept. 30 at Wake Forest

Oct. 7 OPEN

Oct. 14 at Duke

Oct. 21 LOUISVILLE

Oct. 27 at Boston College (Fri.)

Nov. 4 SYRACUSE

Nov. 11 at Clemson

Nov. 18 DELAWARE STATE

Nov. 25 at Florida

GEORGIA TECH

Sept. 4 TENNESSEE (Mon.)

(Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta)

Sept. 9 JACKSONVILLE STATE

Sept. 16 at UCF

Sept. 23 PITT

Sept. 30 NORTH CAROLINA

Oct. 7 OPEN

Oct. 12 at Miami (Thu.)

Oct. 21 WAKE FOREST

Oct. 28 at Clemson

Nov. 4 at Virginia

Nov. 11 VIRGINIA TECH

Nov. 18 at Duke

Nov. 25 GEORGIA

LOUISVILLE

Sept. 2 vs. Purdue

(Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis)

Sept. 9 at North Carolina

Sept. 16 CLEMSON

Sept. 23 KENT STATE

Sept. 30 MURRAY STATE

Oct. 5 at NC State (Thu.)

Oct. 14 BOSTON COLLEGE

Oct. 21 at Florida State

Oct. 28 at Wake Forest

Nov. 4 OPEN

Nov. 11 VIRGINIA

Nov. 18 SYRACUSE

Nov. 25 at Kentucky

MIAMI

Sept. 2 BETHUNE-COOKMAN

Sept. 9 at Arkansas State

Sept. 16 at Florida State

Sept. 23 TOLEDO

Sept. 29 at Duke (Fri.)

Oct. 7 OPEN

Oct. 12 GEORGIA TECH (Thu.)

Oct. 21 SYRACUSE

Oct. 28 at North Carolina

Nov. 4 VIRGINIA TECH

Nov. 11 NOTRE DAME

Nov. 18 VIRGINIA

Nov. 24 at Pitt (Fri.)

NORTH CAROLINA

Sept. 2 CAL

Sept. 9 LOUISVILLE

Sept. 16 at Old Dominion

Sept. 23 DUKE

Sept. 30 at Georgia Tech

Oct. 7 NOTRE DAME

Oct. 14 VIRGINIA

Oct. 21 at Virginia Tech

Oct. 28 MIAMI

Nov. 4 OPEN

Nov. 9 at Pitt (Thu.)

Nov. 18 WESTERN CAROLINA

Nov. 25 at NC State

NC STATE

Sept. 2 vs. South Carolina

(Belk College Kickoff Game, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte)

Sept. 9 MARSHALL

Sept. 16 FURMAN

Sept. 23 at Florida State

Sept. 30 SYRACUSE

Oct. 5 LOUISVILLE (Thu.)

Oct. 14 at Pitt

Oct. 21 OPEN

Oct. 28 at Notre Dame

Nov. 4 CLEMSON

Nov. 11 at Boston College

Nov. 18 at Wake Forest

Nov. 25 NORTH CAROLINA

PITT

Sept. 2 YOUNGSTOWN STATE

Sept. 9 at Penn State

Sept. 16 OKLAHOMA STATE

Sept. 23 at Georgia Tech

Sept. 30 RICE

Oct. 7 at Syracuse

Oct. 14 NC STATE

Oct. 21 at Duke

Oct. 28 VIRGINIA

Nov. 4 OPEN

Nov. 9 NORTH CAROLINA (Thu.)

Nov. 18 at Virginia Tech

Nov. 24 MIAMI (Fri.)

SYRACUSE

Sept. 2 CENTRAL CONNECTICUT

Sept. 9 MIDDLE TENNESSEE

Sept. 16 CENTRAL MICHIGAN

Sept. 23 at LSU

Sept. 30 at NC State

Oct. 7 PITT

Oct. 13 CLEMSON (Fri.)

Oct. 21 at Miami

Oct. 28 OPEN

Nov. 4 at Florida State

Nov. 11 WAKE FOREST

Nov. 18 at Louisville

Nov. 25 BOSTON COLLEGE

VIRGINIA

Sept. 2 WILLIAM & MARY

Sept. 9 INDIANA

Sept. 16 UCONN

Sept. 23 at Boise State

Sept. 30 OPEN

Oct. 7 DUKE

Oct. 14 at North Carolina

Oct. 21 BOSTON COLLEGE

Oct. 28 at Pitt

Nov. 4 GEORGIA TECH

Nov. 11 at Louisville

Nov. 18 at Miami

Nov. 24 VIRGINIA TECH (Fri.)

VIRGINIA TECH

Sept. 2 vs. West Virginia

(FedEx Field, Landover, Md.)

Sept. 9 DELAWARE

Sept. 16 at East Carolina

Sept. 23 OLD DOMINION

Sept. 30 CLEMSON

Oct. 7 at Boston College

Oct. 14 OPEN

Oct. 21 NORTH CAROLINA

Oct. 28 DUKE

Nov. 4 at Miami

Nov. 11 at Georgia Tech

Nov. 18 PITT

Nov. 24 at Virginia (Fri.)

WAKE FOREST

Aug. 31 PRESBYTERIAN (Thu.)

Sept. 9 at Boston College

Sept. 16 UTAH STATE

Sept. 23 at Appalachian State

Sept. 30 FLORIDA STATE

Oct. 7 at Clemson

Oct. 14 OPEN

Oct. 21 at Georgia Tech

Oct. 28 LOUISVILLE

Nov. 4 at Notre Dame

Nov. 11 at Syracuse

Nov. 18 NC STATE

Nov. 25 DUKE

The final piece of the Atlantic Coast Conference football puzzle was filled Tuesday with the release of the 2017 schedule, setting the stage for a 14-team league coming off an historic season that included a 9-3 bowl season and a national championship.

Three of the four Tobacco Road schools — North Carolina, North Carolina State and Wake Forest — are coming off winning seasons, with the Wolfpack and Demon Deacons also earning bowl victories. Duke will look to bounce back from a 4-8 record.

A home game against Baylor on Sept. 16 highlights Duke’s nonconference schedule before the Blue Devils open ACC play at North Carolina on Sept. 23. Traditionally played near the end of the regular season, the 2017 contest will mark the earliest meeting since the series began in 1888.

In addition, Duke will host Miami on Friday, Sept. 29 and Florida State on Oct. 14. The Blue Devils will close their regular season at Wake Forest on Nov. 25.

N.C. State opens it schedule in Charlotte on Sept. 2 against South Carolina at Bank of America Stadium in the Belk College Kickoff Game. The Wolfpack will travel to Florida State on Sept. 23 for its ACC opener and host Heisman Trophy winning quarterback Lamar Jackson and Louisville for a Thursday night game on Oct. 5.

In addition, N.C. State will host defending national champion Clemson on Nov. 4 and close the regular season with rivalry games at Wake Forest and against North Carolina.

The Tar Heels will open the season with a pair of home games, hosting Cal in the opener before welcoming Louisville to Chapel Hill on Sept. 9 to start ACC play. In addition, North Carolina will host Notre Dame on Oct. 7, travel to Pitt for a Thursday night game on Nov. 9 and close the season at N.C. State on Nov. 25.

The Demon Deacons open ACC play at Boston College before a three-game stretch that includes a trip to Appalachian State on Sept. 23, a home game against Florida State on Sept. 30 and a trip to Clemson on Oct. 7. Wake Forest hosts Louisville in the so-called “WakeyLeaks” game on Oct. 28 before closing the season with a pair of rivalry games at home against N.C. State and Duke on Nov. 18 and Nov. 25.

Other notable ACC games include: Clemson at Louisville (Sept. 16); Miami at Florida State (Sept. 16); Louisville at Florida State (Oct. 21); Virginia Tech at Miami (Nov. 4); and Florida State at Clemson (Nov. 11).

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Looking at the slate for North Carolina’s big four schools

By Rodd Baxley

rbaxley@civitasmedia.com

2017 ACC Football Schedules

BOSTON COLLEGE

Sept. 1 at Northern Illinois (Fri.)

Sept. 9 WAKE FOREST

Sept. 16 NOTRE DAME

Sept. 23 at Clemson

Sept. 30 CENTRAL MICHIGAN

Oct. 7 VIRGINIA TECH

Oct. 14 at Louisville

Oct. 21 at Virginia

Oct. 27 FLORIDA STATE (Fri.)

Nov. 4 OPEN

Nov. 11 NC STATE

Nov. 18 vs. UConn

(Fenway Park, Boston)

Nov. 25 at Syracuse

CLEMSON

Sept. 2 KENT STATE

Sept. 9 AUBURN

Sept. 16 at Louisville

Sept. 23 BOSTON COLLEGE

Sept. 30 at Virginia Tech

Oct. 7 WAKE FOREST

Oct. 13 at Syracuse (Fri.)

Oct. 21 OPEN

Oct. 28 GEORGIA TECH

Nov. 4 at NC State

Nov. 11 FLORIDA STATE

Nov. 18 THE CITADEL

Nov. 25 at South Carolina

DUKE

Sept. 2 NC CENTRAL

Sept. 9 NORTHWESTERN

Sept. 16 BAYLOR

Sept. 23 at North Carolina

Sept. 29 MIAMI (Fri.)

Oct. 7 at Virginia

Oct. 14 FLORIDA STATE

Oct. 21 PITT

Oct. 28 at Virginia Tech

Nov. 4 OPEN

Nov. 11 at Army West Point

Nov. 18 GEORGIA TECH

Nov. 25 at Wake Forest

FLORIDA STATE

Sept. 2 vs. Alabama

(Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta)

Sept. 9 LOUISIANA-MONROE

Sept. 16 MIAMI

Sept. 23 NC STATE

Sept. 30 at Wake Forest

Oct. 7 OPEN

Oct. 14 at Duke

Oct. 21 LOUISVILLE

Oct. 27 at Boston College (Fri.)

Nov. 4 SYRACUSE

Nov. 11 at Clemson

Nov. 18 DELAWARE STATE

Nov. 25 at Florida

GEORGIA TECH

Sept. 4 TENNESSEE (Mon.)

(Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, Mercedes-Benz Stadium, Atlanta)

Sept. 9 JACKSONVILLE STATE

Sept. 16 at UCF

Sept. 23 PITT

Sept. 30 NORTH CAROLINA

Oct. 7 OPEN

Oct. 12 at Miami (Thu.)

Oct. 21 WAKE FOREST

Oct. 28 at Clemson

Nov. 4 at Virginia

Nov. 11 VIRGINIA TECH

Nov. 18 at Duke

Nov. 25 GEORGIA

LOUISVILLE

Sept. 2 vs. Purdue

(Lucas Oil Stadium, Indianapolis)

Sept. 9 at North Carolina

Sept. 16 CLEMSON

Sept. 23 KENT STATE

Sept. 30 MURRAY STATE

Oct. 5 at NC State (Thu.)

Oct. 14 BOSTON COLLEGE

Oct. 21 at Florida State

Oct. 28 at Wake Forest

Nov. 4 OPEN

Nov. 11 VIRGINIA

Nov. 18 SYRACUSE

Nov. 25 at Kentucky

MIAMI

Sept. 2 BETHUNE-COOKMAN

Sept. 9 at Arkansas State

Sept. 16 at Florida State

Sept. 23 TOLEDO

Sept. 29 at Duke (Fri.)

Oct. 7 OPEN

Oct. 12 GEORGIA TECH (Thu.)

Oct. 21 SYRACUSE

Oct. 28 at North Carolina

Nov. 4 VIRGINIA TECH

Nov. 11 NOTRE DAME

Nov. 18 VIRGINIA

Nov. 24 at Pitt (Fri.)

NORTH CAROLINA

Sept. 2 CAL

Sept. 9 LOUISVILLE

Sept. 16 at Old Dominion

Sept. 23 DUKE

Sept. 30 at Georgia Tech

Oct. 7 NOTRE DAME

Oct. 14 VIRGINIA

Oct. 21 at Virginia Tech

Oct. 28 MIAMI

Nov. 4 OPEN

Nov. 9 at Pitt (Thu.)

Nov. 18 WESTERN CAROLINA

Nov. 25 at NC State

NC STATE

Sept. 2 vs. South Carolina

(Belk College Kickoff Game, Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte)

Sept. 9 MARSHALL

Sept. 16 FURMAN

Sept. 23 at Florida State

Sept. 30 SYRACUSE

Oct. 5 LOUISVILLE (Thu.)

Oct. 14 at Pitt

Oct. 21 OPEN

Oct. 28 at Notre Dame

Nov. 4 CLEMSON

Nov. 11 at Boston College

Nov. 18 at Wake Forest

Nov. 25 NORTH CAROLINA

PITT

Sept. 2 YOUNGSTOWN STATE

Sept. 9 at Penn State

Sept. 16 OKLAHOMA STATE

Sept. 23 at Georgia Tech

Sept. 30 RICE

Oct. 7 at Syracuse

Oct. 14 NC STATE

Oct. 21 at Duke

Oct. 28 VIRGINIA

Nov. 4 OPEN

Nov. 9 NORTH CAROLINA (Thu.)

Nov. 18 at Virginia Tech

Nov. 24 MIAMI (Fri.)

SYRACUSE

Sept. 2 CENTRAL CONNECTICUT

Sept. 9 MIDDLE TENNESSEE

Sept. 16 CENTRAL MICHIGAN

Sept. 23 at LSU

Sept. 30 at NC State

Oct. 7 PITT

Oct. 13 CLEMSON (Fri.)

Oct. 21 at Miami

Oct. 28 OPEN

Nov. 4 at Florida State

Nov. 11 WAKE FOREST

Nov. 18 at Louisville

Nov. 25 BOSTON COLLEGE

VIRGINIA

Sept. 2 WILLIAM & MARY

Sept. 9 INDIANA

Sept. 16 UCONN

Sept. 23 at Boise State

Sept. 30 OPEN

Oct. 7 DUKE

Oct. 14 at North Carolina

Oct. 21 BOSTON COLLEGE

Oct. 28 at Pitt

Nov. 4 GEORGIA TECH

Nov. 11 at Louisville

Nov. 18 at Miami

Nov. 24 VIRGINIA TECH (Fri.)

VIRGINIA TECH

Sept. 2 vs. West Virginia

(FedEx Field, Landover, Md.)

Sept. 9 DELAWARE

Sept. 16 at East Carolina

Sept. 23 OLD DOMINION

Sept. 30 CLEMSON

Oct. 7 at Boston College

Oct. 14 OPEN

Oct. 21 NORTH CAROLINA

Oct. 28 DUKE

Nov. 4 at Miami

Nov. 11 at Georgia Tech

Nov. 18 PITT

Nov. 24 at Virginia (Fri.)

WAKE FOREST

Aug. 31 PRESBYTERIAN (Thu.)

Sept. 9 at Boston College

Sept. 16 UTAH STATE

Sept. 23 at Appalachian State

Sept. 30 FLORIDA STATE

Oct. 7 at Clemson

Oct. 14 OPEN

Oct. 21 at Georgia Tech

Oct. 28 LOUISVILLE

Nov. 4 at Notre Dame

Nov. 11 at Syracuse

Nov. 18 NC STATE

Nov. 25 DUKE

Rodd Baxley can be reached at 910-416-5182. Follow him on Twitter @RoddBaxley.

Rodd Baxley can be reached at 910-416-5182. Follow him on Twitter @RoddBaxley.

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