ACC Announces 2021 Football Schedule

Clemson Tigers

The Clemson Tigers open their season against the Georgia Bulldogs in Charlotte, North Carolina, as the ACC released its full 2021 football schedule on Thursday.  

The ACC returned to its normal 8-game conference schedule for the 2021 season. The league also went back to its two-divisional alignment, with Notre Dame stepping back from being a temporary member of the league.

The Fighting Irish faced the Tigers in the ACC title game in 2020, with the Tigers winning.

The ACC released noted that the return to a traditional schedule is contingent on national, state and local health guidelines allowing such competition to occur.

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The ACC spread its opening weekend from Sept. 2 to Sept. 6, with every ACC team playing. Those opening games include:

NC State facing USF in Raleigh on Sept. 2;

Virginia Tech hosting North Carolina in the first ACC matchup of the season, a game that will be either Sept. 2 or Sept. 3;

Wake Forest hosts to Old Dominion on Sept. 3;

Along with the Clemson-Georgia game on Sept. 4, Miami (FL) will face defending national champion Alabama at the Chick-fil-A Kickoff series at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta. Two days later, Louisville takes on Ole Miss in Atlanta;

And, Notre Dame faces Florida State in Tallahassee on Sept. 5

The complete schedule is below.

2021 ACC Schedule

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, N.C.)

Duke at Charlotte

Northern Illinois at Georgia Tech

Miami vs. Alabama (Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, Atlanta, Ga.)

UMass at Pitt

Syracuse at Ohio

William & Mary at Virginia

Sunday, Sept. 5

Notre Dame at Florida State

Monday, Sept. 6

Louisville vs. Ole Miss (Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game, Atlanta, Ga.)

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 Tech

Norfolk State at Wake Forest

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

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

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

Saturday, Oct. 9

Georgia Tech at Duke

Florida State at North Carolina

Virginia at Louisville

Wake Forest at Syracuse

Notre Dame at Virginia Tech

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

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

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

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)

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

Thursday, Nov. 18

Louisville 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

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

Saturday, Dec. 4

ACC Football Championship Game (Charlotte, N.C.)

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