2015 ACC Football Schedule Announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2015 ACC Football Schedule was officially announced today. Conference play begins on Saturday, Sept. 12 when Syracuse hosts Wake Forest.

Featured 2015 non-conference match-ups include Boston College vs. Notre Dame (at Fenway Park), Clemson at South Carolina, Northwestern at Duke, Florida State at Florida, Georgia Tech at Notre Dame, Louisville vs. Auburn (at Atlanta, GA), Nebraska at Miami, NC State at ODU, North Carolina vs. South Carolina (at Charlotte, NC), Pittsburgh at Iowa, LSU at Syracuse, Virginia at UCLA, Ohio State at Virginia Tech, and Wake Forest at Notre Dame.

The ACC will have four games nationally-televised by ESPN on Thursday nights: North Carolina vs. South Carolina (Sept. 3), Clemson at Louisville Sept. 17), North Carolina at Pitt (Oct. 29), and Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech (Nov. 12).

There will also be five nationally televised games on Friday night: Florida State at Boston College (Sept. 18), Boise State at Virginia (Sept. 25), NC State at Virginia Tech (Oct. 9), Louisville at Wake Forest (Oct. 30), and Miami at Pitt (Nov. 27).

“This year’s ACC Football schedule once again showcases that collectively our league is arguably playing the toughest nonconference schedule in the country,” said ACC Commissioner John Swofford. In addition to the nonconference games, we have a tremendously competitive league schedule which provides our teams and fans with great games each week of the season.”

The 2015 ACC Championship Game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 5 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, NC.

2015 ACC Football Schedules

Atlantic Division

Coastal Division

2015 ACC Football Schedule (Composite)

Thursday, September 3

Duke at Tulane
Alcorn State at Georgia Tech
North Carolina vs. South Carolina (at Charlotte, NC)
Elon at Wake Forest

Saturday, September 5
Maine at Boston College
Wofford at Clemson
Texas State at Florida State
Auburn vs. Louisville (Atlanta, GA)
Bethune-Cookman at Miami
Troy at NC State
Youngstown State at Pitt
Rhode Island at Syracuse
Virginia at UCLA

Monday, September 6
Ohio State at Virginia Tech

Saturday, September 12
Howard at Boston College
Appalachian State at Clemson
North Carolina Central at Duke
South Florida at Florida State
Tulane at Georgia Tech
Houston at Louisville
Miami at Florida Atlantic
North Carolina A&T at North Carolina
Eastern Kentucky at NC State
Pitt at Akron
Wake Forest at Syracuse
Notre Dame at Virginia
Furman at Virginia Tech

Thursday, September 17
Clemson at Louisville

Friday, September 18
Florida State at Boston College

Saturday, September 19
Northwestern at Duke
Georgia Tech at Notre Dame
Nebraska at Miami
Illinois at North Carolina
NC State at Old Dominion
Pitt at Iowa
Central Michigan at Syracuse
William & Mary at Virginia
Virginia Tech at Purdue
Wake Forest at Army

Friday, September 25
Boise State at Virginia

Saturday, September 26
Northern Illinois at Boston College
Georgia Tech at Duke
Samford at Louisville
Delaware at North Carolina
NC State at South Alabama
LSU at Syracuse
Virginia Tech at East Carolina
Indiana at Wake Forest

Saturday, October 3
Boston College at Duke
Notre Dame at Clemson
Florida State at Wake Forest
North Carolina at Georgia Tech
Louisville at NC State
Miami at Cincinnati (10/1 or 10/3)
Pitt at Virginia Tech

Friday, October 9
NC State at Virginia Tech

Saturday, October 10
Wake Forest at Boston College
Georgia Tech at Clemson
Duke at Army
Miami at Florida State
Virginia at Pitt
Syracuse at South Florida

Saturday, October 17
Boston College at Clemson
Louisville at Florida State
Pitt at Georgia Tech
Virginia Tech at Miami
Wake Forest at North Carolina
Syracuse at Virginia

Saturday, October 24
Boston College at Louisville
Clemson at Miami
Duke at Virginia Tech
Florida State at Georgia Tech
Virginia at North Carolina
NC State at Wake Forest
Pitt at Syracuse

Thursday, October 29
North Carolina at Pitt

Friday, October 30
Louisville at Wake Forest

Saturday, October 31
Virginia Tech at Boston College
Clemson at NC State
Miami at Duke
Syracuse at Florida State
Georgia Tech at Virginia

Saturday, November 7
NC State at Boston College
Florida State at Clemson
Duke at North Carolina
Syracuse at Louisville
Virginia at Miami
Notre Dame at Pitt

Thursday, November 12
Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech

Saturday, November 14
Clemson at Syracuse
Pitt at Duke
NC State at Florida State
Virginia at Louisville
Miami at North Carolina
Wake Forest at Notre Dame

Saturday, November 21
Boston College at Notre Dame (at Boston, MA)
Wake Forest at Clemson
Duke at Virginia
Chattanooga at Florida State
Georgia Tech at Miami
Louisville at Pitt
North Carolina at Virginia Tech
Syracuse at NC State

Friday, November 27
Miami at Pitt

Saturday, November 28
Boston College at Syracuse
Clemson at South Carolina
Duke at Wake Forest
Florida State at Florida
Georgia at Georgia Tech
Louisville at Kentucky
North Carolina at NC State
Virginia Tech at Virginia

Saturday, December 5
ACC Football Championship Game (at Charlotte, NC)

2015 ACC Team-By-Team Schedules

BOSTON COLLEGE
Sept. 5 – MAINE
Sept. 12 – HOWARD
Sept. 18 – FLORIDA STATE (Fri.)
Sept. 26 – NORTHERN ILLINOIS
Oct. 3 – at Duke
Oct. 10 – WAKE FOREST
Oct. 17 – at Clemson
Oct. 24 – at Louisville
Oct. 31 – VIRGINIA TECH
Nov. 7 – NC STATE
Nov. 14 – OPEN
Nov. 21 – at Notre Dame (Fenway Park, Boston, Mass.)
Nov. 28 – at Syracuse

CLEMSON
Sept. 5 – WOFFORD
Sept. 12 – APPALACHIAN STATE
Sept. 17 – at Louisville (Thurs.)
Sept. 26 – OPEN
Oct. 3 – NOTRE DAME
Oct. 10 – GEORGIA TECH
Oct. 17 – BOSTON COLLEGE
Oct. 24 -at Miami
Oct. 31 – at NC State
Nov. 7 – FLORIDA STATE
Nov. 14 – at Syracuse
Nov. 21 – WAKE FOREST
Nov. 28 – at South Carolina

DUKE
Sept. 3 – at Tulane (Thurs.)
Sept. 12 – NC CENTRAL
Sept. 19 – NORTHWESTERN
Sept. 26 – GEORGIA TECH
Oct. 3 – BOSTON COLLEGE
Oct. 10 – at Army
Oct. 17 – OPEN
Oct. 24 – at Virginia Tech
Oct. 31 – MIAMI
Nov. 7 – at North Carolina
Nov. 14 – PITT
Nov. 21 – at Virginia
Nov. 28 – at Wake Forest

FLORIDA STATE
Sept. 5 – TEXAS STATE
Sept. 12 – SOUTH FLORIDA
Sept. 18 – at Boston College (Fri.)
Sept. 26 – OPEN
Oct. 3 – at Wake Forest
Oct. 10 – MIAMI
Oct. 17 – LOUISVILLE
Oct. 24 – at Georgia Tech
Oct. 31 – SYRACUSE
Nov. 7 – at Clemson
Nov. 14 – NC STATE
Nov. 21 – CHATTANOOGA
Nov. 28 – at Florida

GEORGIA TECH
Sept. 3 – ALCORN STATE (Thurs.)
Sept. 12 – TULANE
Sept. 19 – at Notre Dame
Sept. 26 – at Duke
Oct. 3 – NORTH CAROLINA
Oct. 10 – at Clemson
Oct. 17 – PITT
Oct. 24 – FLORIDA STATE
Oct. 31 – at Virginia
Nov. 7 – OPEN
Nov. 12 – VIRGINIA TECH (Thurs.)
Nov. 21 – at Miami
Nov. 28 – GEORGIA

LOUISVILLE
Sept. 5 – Auburn (Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga.)
Sept. 12 – HOUSTON
Sept. 17 – CLEMSON (Thurs.)
Sept. 26 – SAMFORD
Oct. 3 – at NC State
Oct. 10 – OPEN
Oct. 17 – at Florida State
Oct. 24 – BOSTON COLLEGE
Oct. 30 – at Wake Forest (Fri.)
Nov. 7 – SYRACUSE
Nov. 14 – VIRGINIA
Nov. 21 – at Pitt
Nov. 28 – at Kentucky

MIAMI
Sept. 5 – BETHUNE-COOKMAN
Sept. 12 – at Florida Atlantic
Sept. 19 – NEBRASKA
Sept. 26 – OPEN
Oct. – 1 or 3 – at Cincinnati
Oct. 10 – at Florida State
Oct. 17 – VIRGINIA TECH
Oct. 24 – CLEMSON
Oct. 31 – at Duke
Nov. 7 – VIRGINIA
Nov. 14 – at North Carolina
Nov. 21 – GEORGIA TECH
Nov. 27 – at Pitt (Fri.)

NORTH CAROLINA
Sept. 3 – South Carolina (Thurs.) (at Charlotte, NC)
Sept. 12 – NORTH CAROLINA A&T
Sept. 19 – ILLINOIS
Sept. 26 – DELAWARE
Oct. 3 – at Georgia Tech
Oct. 10 – OPEN
Oct. 17 – WAKE FOREST
Oct. 24 – VIRGINIA
Oct. 29 – at Pitt (Thurs.)
Nov. 7 – DUKE
Nov. 14 – MIAMI
Nov. 21 – at Virginia Tech
Nov. 28 – at NC State

NC STATE
Sept. 5 – TROY
Sept. 12 – EASTERN KENTUCKY
Sept. 19 – at Old Dominion
Sept. 26 – at South Alabama
Oct. 3 – LOUISVILLE
Oct. 9 – at Virginia Tech (Fri.)
Oct. 17 – OPEN
Oct. 24 – at Wake Forest
Oct. 31 – CLEMSON
Nov. 7 – at Boston College
Nov. 14 – at Florida State
Nov. 21 – SYRACUSE
Nov. 28 – NORTH CAROLINA

PITT
Sept. 5 – YOUNGSTOWN STATE
Sept. 12 – at Akron
Sept. 19 – at Iowa
Sept. 26 – OPEN
Oct. 3 – at Virginia Tech
Oct. 10 – VIRGINIA
Oct. 17 – at Georgia Tech
Oct. 24 – at Syracuse
Oct. 29 – NORTH CAROLINA (Thurs.)
Nov. 7 – NOTRE DAME
Nov. 14 – at Duke
Nov. 21 – LOUISVILLE
Nov. 27 – MIAMI (Fri.)

SYRACUSE
Sept. 5 – RHODE ISLAND
Sept. 12 – WAKE FOREST
Sept. 19 – CENTRAL MICHIGAN
Sept. 26 – LSU
Oct. 3 – OPEN
Oct. 10 – at South Florida
Oct. 17 – at Virginia
Oct. 24 – PITT
Oct. 31 – at Florida State
Nov. 7 – at Louisville
Nov. 14 – CLEMSON
Nov. 21 – at NC State
Nov. 28 – BOSTON COLLEGE

VIRGINIA
Sept. 5 – at UCLA
Sept. 12 – NOTRE DAME
Sept. 19 – WILLIAM & MARY
Sept. 25 – BOISE STATE (Fri.)
Oct. 3 – OPEN
Oct. 10 – at Pitt
Oct. 17 – SYRACUSE
Oct. 24 – at North Carolina
Oct. 31 – GEORGIA TECH
Nov. 7 – at Miami
Nov. 14 – at Louisville
Nov. 21 – DUKE
Nov. 28 – VIRGINIA TECH

VIRGINIA TECH
Sept. 7 – OHIO STATE (Mon.)
Sept. 12 – FURMAN
Sept. 19 – at Purdue
Sept. 26 – at East Carolina
Oct. 3 – PITT
Oct. 9 – NC STATE (Fri.)
Oct. 17 – at Miami
Oct. 24 – DUKE
Oct. 31 – at Boston College
Nov. 7 – OPEN
Nov. 12 – at Georgia Tech (Thurs.)
Nov. 21 – NORTH CAROLINA
Nov. 28 – at Virginia

WAKE FOREST
Sept. 3 – ELON (Thurs.)
Sept. 12 – at Syracuse
Sept. 19 – at Army
Sept. 26 – INDIANA
Oct. 3 – FLORIDA STATE
Oct. 10 – at Boston College
Oct. 17 – at North Carolina
Oct. 24 – NC STATE
Oct. 30 – LOUISVILLE (Fri.)
Nov. 7 – OPEN
Nov. 14 – at Notre Dame
Nov. 21 – atClemson
Nov. 28 – DUKE

  1. Bill (the one that's commenting for years; not the newbie)
    January 29, 2015 at 12:11 pm

    Looks like every one of them has an FCS team except for Boston College. They play TWO of them.

  2. Dawgman
    January 29, 2015 at 2:50 pm

    Way to schedule up ACC…Not!

    Besides BC adding Howard to their schedule, North Carolina has also scheduled two FCS games. And NC St has no power conference programs on their nonconf schedule.

    ACC you’re not going to enjoy how this injures your SOS conference.

    Go to a 9-game conference schedule and you won’t have these issues.

    • Shawn D
      January 29, 2015 at 5:00 pm

      So, they scheduled like the vast majority of P5 teams? Shocker. The fact is, the rules allow for one FCS team per year to count toward bowl eligibility. They also provide a cheap home game, that is almost always a win. With few exceptions, FCS teams will continue to show up on P5 teams schedules, until the incentive to have them is removed.

      I just hope you are as critical of the B12, SEC, P12 and B10 in this regard dawgman. Though I doubt you are.

  3. Bobs
    January 29, 2015 at 3:40 pm

    ACC deems BYU a Power Five program.

    I suggest when BYU schedule fully emulates that of a Power Five program then it should be so considered. But not before then.

    http://espn.go.com/college-football/story/_/id/12247690/acc-count-games-byu-cougars-nonleague-power-5-opponent

    • G of F
      January 29, 2015 at 4:21 pm

      And what exactly emulates that of a Power 5 program? Current inclusion? What exactly does Colorado, Indiana, Wake Forest, Vanderbilt, or Iowa State emulate that BYU does not besides the built in Power 5 schedule?

    • Tully
      February 1, 2015 at 6:10 pm

      Well BYU did beat Texas the last two year, which is more than can be said by, Oklahoma, TCU, OSU, WVU, ISU TT, Kansas

  4. Billy
    January 29, 2015 at 4:41 pm

    Much of what I’m sharing is rehashing from previous comments, but nonetheless I’ll share again as I see the ACC’s overall non-conference schedule as being quite solid as a whole. Would like to see them move to the Nine Game Conference formula and having a minimum one P5 NC opponent, but we’ll not see that anytime soon apparently. The crime still in college football non-conference scheduling continues to be the SEC…

    The SEC NC Schedule again continues to be a joke in this coming 2015 and they continue to be allowed to be “rewarded” for their bad behavior. This may not be a scientific approach to measuring the 2015 NC schedules, but try to absorb this; When measuring all 64 of the “Power Five” Conference Schools for this coming 2015 season the SEC has nine (9) of the nineteen (19) weakest non-conference schedules where as the ACC has only two (2). The measurement tool is simple; Award team – 3 points for each NC Power Five opponent scheduled, 2 points for each scheduled FBS opponent, 1 point for each away game (regardless of the opponents level), .5 (half) point for neutral site game of greater than 125 miles distance, 0 points for any FSC opponent and then divide that total by the total number of non conference games. A score less than 2.0 shows a real weakness in a non-conference schedule. Both Kentucky and Missouri of the SEC scored the lowest with scores of only 1.25.

    As for the results of the other four Power Five Conferences: ACC’s lowest was North Carolina in third position with a score of 1.63; The Big 12’s lowest were the four schools of Baylor, Kansas State, Oklahoma State and West Virginia coming in with scores of 1.67 that positioned them in a fourth place tie; The Pac 12 as well had their lowest scores being 1.67 with both Arizona and Washington tallying that total; and as for The Big Ten every school scored 2.00 or higher.

    Only 19 schools scored less then the 2.0 Mendoza Line and again nine (9) of them were from the SEC. On the other end, fourteen (14) schools scored 2.5 or higher without a single SEC school being in that category, the ACC had three schools (Pitt, Va Tech, & Wake) make this grade all with 2.5 scores. The two single highest scoring non-conference schedules were those of Stanford and Texas, both with 3.00 scores.

    2015 Non-Conference Scoreboard; SEC – 1.82, Big XII – 2.03, PAC 12 – 2.15, ACC – 2.19, and The B1G – 2.28. It’s just a simple measurement, but I think it’s pretty clear the SEC is not keeping up with their fellow Power Five Schools.

    • day
      January 29, 2015 at 5:36 pm

      I do find it interesting how you say the ACC overall non-conference schedule as being quite solid as a whole. When the ACC is playing teams like Maine, NC Central, Elon,Furman, Youngstown St, Wofford, Texas St, Beth-Cookman, Troy, Rhode Island, Howard,Florida Atl, NC A&T, E. Kentucky, Samford, Old Dominion, S.Bama, Akron & William & Mary. With that said you also say the SEC is being reward for bad behavior but you seem to be giving the ACC a pass. If you put the SEC & ACC 2015 OOC schedules together you would find them very similar don’t you think. The article was about the ACC schedules, not the SEC. You have your opinions & that’s fine & I know the SEC OOC is not the best but it is not a crime, if it is then the ACC should be looked into as well for their OOC scheduling.

    • Michael in Raleigh
      January 29, 2015 at 6:34 pm

      The ACC plays more P5 teams out of conference than any other league. They’re playing 12 teams in those “way too early” top 25 rankings, which is more than double any other P5 league. Who gives a crap if they play those FCS schools just like the SEC and the B1G and the Big 12 do? Their toughest NC games are tougher than other leagues’ toughest NC games. The ACC is the last league that deserves criticism, schedule wise.

    • Billy
      January 30, 2015 at 2:57 pm

      Day, My statement of the ACC having a solid non-conference schedule comes from numbers and not opinion. You can talk of this team or that team, but as a whole the ACC non-conference schedule is head & shoulders better and more competitive then that of the SEC.

      Both conferences have 14 schools and as well play 4 non-conference opponents, so an equal comparison is quite simple. Can you argue that the ACC playing twenty-one (21) P5 NC opponents is less challenging then the SEC eleven (11)? Can you argue the ACC playing eighteen (18) true away NC games versus the seven (7) true away NC games for the SEC is less challenging? And I know you’re not a fan of the simple strength of non-conference schedule rating system, but can you argue that the ACC’s score of 2.19 is equal or less than that of the SEC’s 1.82?

      Come on Day, see the light of day and realize the SEC should be shamed for what they want to call a competitive non-conference schedule. If I was a season ticket holder to one of the SEC schools that constantly schedules the Little Sisters of the Blind & Poor on the home ducket, I’d be asking for a refund one of these coming days soon.

    • day
      January 30, 2015 at 5:35 pm

      Hey Billy, I don’t think it is about me seeing the light of day & not sure whoever said the SEC had a competitive non-conference schedule, if it was not for Notre Dame added to the ACC the numbers would be different. I have never seen the SEC play a little sister of the blind & poor team but if I do then yes, I would be ashamed & that would be something criminal. I would like to think that every fan enjoys an easy win or two a year, I could be wrong & there is a lot more that goes behind scheduling any team for your future seasons. I have no control over it & not much I can do but the fans from all conferences still go to see there team play anybody & if these small teams was affecting rankings or attendance, you then may have a point.

  5. Patrick Ryan
    January 29, 2015 at 9:25 pm

    Agreed, thank you. Some people just seem to be set in their ways. I would definitely be up for playing nine conference games. Personally I think it should be mandatory, at least for the P5s, especially if we are going to categorize them. We can’t even begin to expect the leagues to be entirely equal. I personally think they do a pretty good job. I haven’t analyzed it quite to the degree that some have. But as I have also said for an entire year. People want to see the ACC down. FSU was criticized all year for not having a tough enough schedule when they played ND, Florida & Oklahoma St. To me that’s laughable. Especially beating great teams like Clemson and GT as well as beating quite a few other good teams. As for playing the FCS teams, it’s great for growth of football as a whole. It’s builds new programs and allows for other kids to get deserved playing time. Now that we are playing 12 games I don’t see anything wrong with that especially if you are playing two other P5s. Of the teams that actually have a shot at contending, I think they do a good job. There is a lot more that goes into it than some people want to see. What I think is much more funny than the regular season games is the bowl matchups. The SEC and the Pac12, the two conferences most people see as the best whether they are or aren’t haven’t played in a bowl against each other in 8 years or longer other than when Oregon got beat by Auburn. Personally I think they have become a joke. But I’m a Clemson tiger fan and we won’t ever have to worry about that. Go tigers baby.

  6. Greg Barnes
    January 30, 2015 at 11:17 am

    After going 4-0 against the ACC in their last four games, ECU can only get Va. Tech to play them.

    UNC can schedule two FCS schools, and NC State has a brutal nonconference matchup with South Alabama though.

    • Patrick Ryan
      February 3, 2015 at 2:08 pm

      For all yall hating on the ACC check out new article that came out today. Man I love it when the ACC leads by example. Wake and UNC are playing a home and home non conference game.

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