Syracuse opens season at UNC in updated football schedule

Ross Houston
August 6, 2020

Syracuse football released its updated 2020 schedule on Thursday morning after the Atlantic Coast Conference switched to 10 conference games and one nonconference game amid coronavirus concerns. Then, U.Va. travels October 3 to Clemson, returns to Charlottesville on October 10 to take on North Carolina State, plays at Wake Forest on October 17 and at Miami on October 24, welcomes North Carolina on October 31 to Scott Stadium, takes on Louisville on November 7 and Duke on November 14 in Charlottesville, goes November 28 to Florida State and finishes up December 5 at home against Boston College.

You can view the full ACC football schedule, either team-by-team, or in composite form.

All games are now scheduled for Saturdays.

Notre Dame-Navy claimed to be the third-longest college football rivalry that was never interrupted, and the longest such rivalry between two teams who weren't conference opponents.

In addition to the opener at Florida State, the rest of the road slate includes ACC contests at Syracuse (Sept. 26), Boston College (Oct. 24), Miami (Nov. 21) and NC State (Dec. 5). It will mark the Wolfpack's first visit to Lane Stadium since the Hokies registered a 28-13 home victory in 2015.

After beginning the season at FSU on September 12, the Jackets will play the first of six games on their ultra-attractive home schedule on September 19 against UCF.

Virginia will play Virginia Tech in the season's second game. The league will not be split into divisions and Notre Dame will play a full ACC schedule and be eligible to participate in the conference championship game.

If all goes according to plan, the ACC title game will be held on either December 12 or 19 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte.

It will be the first home game in December since the Cardinals defeated CT 48-17 during the 2006 season. The Irish will get to have a stable schedule during the pandemic and compete for an ACC Championship, and in return the ACC will benefit from a share in the program's television money.

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