ACC football schedule 2021: UNC visits Virginia Tech in Week 1, Clemson will host Florida State in Week 9

The 2021 ACC football schedule was released on Thursday morning, and there are several intriguing games on the slate — particularly involving defending conference champion Clemson. The Tigers will open the season in Charlotte, North Carolina, against SEC power Georgia, will kick off the ACC slate two weeks later at home against Georgia Tech and will host Florida State in Week 9.

Speaking of Florida State, second-year coach Mike Norvell has drawn Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana, on the opening Sunday of the season and has a road game against upstart North Carolina in Week 6 prior to its showdown with Clemson three weeks later. 

The Tar Heels will be one of the trendy picks to win the ACC, and will participate in the only conference game of Week 1 — a road tilt at Virginia Tech on either Thursday, Sept. 2 or Friday, Sept. 3. 

The league will return to its two-division format in 2021 and hold its championship game on Dec. 4 in Charlotte. Notre Dame, which competed as a member of the ACC last season, will return to playing as an independent, but will play five non-conference games vs. ACC teams.

Here’s a look at the full slate of ACC games during the 2021 season:

Week 1

Thursday, Sept. 2 USF at NC State Thursday, Sept. 2 or Friday, Sept. 3 North Carolina at Virginia Tech Friday, Sept. 3 Old Dominion at Wake Forest Saturday, Sept. 4 Colgate at Boston College Clemson vs. Georgia (Duke’s Mayo Classic, Charlotte) Duke at Charlotte Northern Illinois at Georgia Tech Miami vs. Alabama (Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, Atlanta) UMass at Pitt Syracuse at Ohio William & Mary at Virginia Sunday, Sept. 5 Florida State at Notre DameMonday, Sept. 6 Louisville vs. Ole Miss (Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, Atlanta)

Week 2

Saturday, Sept. 11 Boston College at UMass South Carolina State at Clemson North Carolina A&T at Duke Jacksonville State at Florida State Kennesaw State at Georgia Tech Eastern Kentucky at Louisville Appalachian State at Miami Georgia State at North Carolina NC State at Mississippi State Pitt at Tennessee Rutgers at Syracuse Illinois at Virginia Middle Tennessee at Virginia TechNorfolk State at Wake Forest

Week 3

Friday, Sept. 17 UCF at Louisville Saturday, Sept. 18 Boston College at Temple Georgia Tech at Clemson Northwestern at Duke Florida State at Wake Forest Michigan State at Miami Virginia at North Carolina Furman at NC State Western Michigan at Pitt Albany at Syracuse Virginia Tech at West Virginia

Week 4

Friday, Sept. 24 Liberty at Syracuse Wake Forest at Virginia Saturday, Sept. 25 Missouri at Boston College Clemson at NC State Kansas at Duke Louisville at Florida State North Carolina at Georgia Tech Central Connecticut at Miami New Hampshire at Pitt Richmond at Virginia Tech

Week 5

Thursday, Sept. 30 Virginia at Miami Saturday, Oct. 2 Boston College at Clemson Duke at North Carolina Syracuse at Florida State Pitt at Georgia Tech Louisville at Wake Forest Louisiana Tech at NC State

Week 6

Saturday, Oct. 9 Georgia Tech at Duke Florida State at North Carolina Virginia at Louisville Wake Forest at Syracuse Notre Dame at Virginia Tech

Week 7

Friday, Oct. 15 Clemson at Syracuse Saturday, Oct. 16 NC State at Boston College Duke at Virginia Miami at North Carolina Pitt at Virginia Tech

Week 8

Saturday, Oct. 23 Boston College at Louisville Clemson at Pitt UMass at Florida State Georgia Tech at Virginia NC State at Miami Syracuse at Virginia Tech Wake Forest at Army

Week 9

Saturday, Oct. 30 Boston College at Syracuse Florida State at Clemson Duke at Wake Forest Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech Louisville at NC State Miami at Pitt North Carolina at Notre Dame Virginia at BYU

Week 10

Friday, Nov. 5 Virginia Tech at Boston College Saturday, Nov. 6 Clemson at Louisville Pitt at Duke NC State at Florida State Georgia Tech at Miami Wake Forest at North Carolina (non-conference)

Week 11

Thursday, Nov. 11 North Carolina at Pitt Saturday, Nov. 13 Boston College at Georgia Tech UConn at Clemson Duke at Virginia Tech Miami at Florida State Syracuse at Louisville NC State at Wake Forest Notre Dame at Virginia

Week 12

Thursday, Nov. 18Louisville at Duke Saturday, Nov. 20 Florida State at Boston College Wake Forest at Clemson Georgia Tech at Notre Dame Virginia Tech at Miami Wofford at North Carolina Syracuse at NC State Virginia at Pitt

Week 13

Friday, Nov. 26 North Carolina at NC State Saturday, Nov. 27 Wake Forest at Boston College Clemson at South Carolina Miami at Duke Florida State at Florida Georgia at Georgia Tech Kentucky at Louisville Pitt at Syracuse Virginia Tech at Virginia

Week 14

Saturday, Dec. 4 ACC Football Championship Game (Charlotte)

Published: 2021-01-28 15:13:01

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