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Charlotte, NC (theACC.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference announced its 2024 football schedule — the first in a new schedule model with 17 total teams — in a two-hour special Wednesday night. ACC Huddle: 2024 football schedule release show simulcast on the ACC Network and ESPN2.

ACC football’s 72nd season is the first in a new seven-year scheduling model announced last October, spanning from 2024 to 2030. Each team plays eight conference games each season, with all 17 teams playing at least twice in the next. Seven seasons – once at home and once on the road. The current 14 conference teams play in California a total of three times each in seven years, and none travel west to California back-to-back.

“The 2024 ACC football schedule is significant for many reasons. As always, there is great anticipation and excitement surrounding the upcoming season, which this year includes our new members at Cal, SMU and Stanford,” said ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips, Ph.D. “Throughout the entire process – from creating the new model and building the entire 2024 program – the membership has been incredibly thoughtful and committed to developing an exciting, fair and balanced program with the student-athlete experience as a top priority. Between playing some of the toughest non-conference opponents – there will be no shortage of interest in ACC football throughout the season.

The new schedule will include 17 schools and increase the number of annual conference matches from 56 to 68. The two teams, based on conference winning percentage, will compete in the ACC Football Championship Game on the first Saturday in December. Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Annual competition
• Beginning with the 2024 season, the new scheduling model will see 16 annual matchups, 11 of which are from the previous 3-5-5 schedule model, a return to the divisional format at Miami-Virginia Tech and NC State. Wake Forest, and the additions of three new annual matches: University of California (Cal), Southern Methodist University (SMU), and Stanford University. The 16 games are spread over seven weeks, culminating in five annual games scheduled for the final Saturday (November 30) of the regular season.
Virginia Tech at Miami – September 27
North Carolina at Duke – September 28
Clemson at Florida State – Oct. 5
Wake Forest at NC State – Oct. 5
SMU at Stanford – October 19
Syracuse at Pitt – October 24
Florida State at Miami – October 26
North Carolina at Virginia – October 26
Syracuse at Boston College – November 9
Duke at NC State – November 9
Stanford at Cal – Nov. 23
Cal at SMU – November 30
Pitt at Boston College – November 30
NC State at North Carolina – November 30
Duke at Wake Forest – November 30
Virginia at Virginia Tech – Nov. 30

Week 0 – with the end of the season in Ireland ESPN College Game Day, powered by Home Depot
• Two teams from the ACC in Florida State and Georgia Tech will be part of history in Week 0 of the 2024 season. ESPN College Game Day, powered by Home Depot The Aer Lingus College Football Classic from Dublin, Ireland will broadcast live outside the United States for the first time to begin the 2024 season.

• In 1993, Florida State made its 35th appearance as part of ESPN’s College GameDay premiere show. Georgia Tech will make its sixth appearance on the pregame show.

Week 1 – Full football slate over Labor Day weekend
• All 17 ACC football programs will be featured throughout Labor Day weekend with 16 games from Aug. 29-Sept. 29. 2.

• Labor Day weekend begins with three games on Thursday, August 29. A&T

• On Friday, Aug. 30, new member Stanford hosts TCU, while Duke begins the first year of new head coach Manny Diaz with a home contest against Elon.

• Saturday’s slate is highlighted by three ACC/SEC matchups, the 2024 Aflac Kickoff game between Clemson and Georgia at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, an in-state contest from Miami to Florida and on the road Virginia Tech at Vanderbilt. Pitt opens at home against Kent State, hosts Syracuse Ohio, and Louisville entertains Austin Peay. Saturday’s in-state matchups include Cal vs. UC Davis, Georgia Tech vs. Georgia State, SMU at Houston Christian and Virginia hosting Richmond.

• The ACC will play at least one team on Labor Day Monday, as Boston College heads south to take on ACC champion Florida State in Tallahassee, Florida. This marks the 15th straight year the ACC has played on Labor Day (minus the 2020 Covid season) and the 18th since Florida State and Miami played on Labor Day in 2005.

ACC Thursday and Friday night football games
• By intentionally scheduling no school to play a Thursday night game on short rest, the ACCC worked with the schools and ESPN to adjust game dates to Thursday and Friday to accomplish this goal.

• During the first 13 weeks of the season, ACC teams will play a total of 14 games on Thursday and Friday nights, including contests against 15 different schools and a total of 11 different institutions. Highlighting the Thursday and Friday night contests are conference matchups between Virginia Tech on Sept. 27 and Miami and Florida State at Duke on Oct. 18.

• Boston College plays at Virginia Tech on Thursday, Oct. 17, as the Hokies celebrate 30 years of ESPN College Football Thursday Premium at Lane Stadium, while Stanford and the Syracuse Cardinals meet on Friday, Sept. 20. The opening ACC tournament marks 44 years since the Orange first hosted a game at what is now the JMA Wireless Dome. The first game in the Dome was on September 20, 1980, when Syracuse hosted Miami (Ohio).

Doing the first tasks of the ACC
• The three new conference members in Cal, SMU and Stanford will all play their first ACC games at different times in different seasons. Stanford will be the first of the three to play an ACC game, as the Cardinal play at Syracuse on Friday, Sept. 20, a day before Cal travels to Florida State on Saturday, Sept. 21. It’s SMU’s first. -The all-time ACC game comes next weekend, Saturday, September 28 against Florida State.

• Both Cal and Stanford will host their first home ACC game in Week 6 as “ACC Football Day in the Bay” includes Cal hosting Miami and Stanford welcoming Virginia Tech to Golden State on Saturday, Oct. 5.

First-time meetings coming up in conference play
• The 2024 football season will feature a total of eight first-round games in ACC play, with all eight contests coming on different weeks. Cal will play Florida State, NC State and Wake Forest for the first time in program history, while Stanford will face Syracuse, NC State and Louisville for the first time. SMU will have two first-time opponents in 2024 in Florida State and Virginia.
Stanford at Syracuse – September 20
Cal at Florida State – Sept. 21
Florida State at SMU – September 28
NC State at Cal – Oct. 19
Stanford at NC State – Nov. 2
Cal at Wake Forest – Nov. 8
Louisville at Stanford – November 16
SMU at Virginia – November 23

Challenging non-conference board
• The ACC’s non-conference schedule continues to be one of the toughest in the nation. In addition to 26 games against power conference opponents (11 against SEC, five Big Ten, five against Notre Dame, four against Big 12, one against Oregon State), the ACC plays 10 non-conference games in 10 games. Final 2023 Associated Press Top 25 Poll.

• A total of 11 schools — Boston College, Cal, Clemson, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Louisville, Pitt, SMU, Stanford, Virginia and Virginia Tech — will play two power conference opponents (including Notre Dame) in non-conference play.

• ACC teams will play 34 non-conference games against opponents that appeared in last year’s bowl game.

• ACC teams will play 10 non-conference games against teams in ESPN’s 2024 Way-Too-Early Top 25.

Games at Notre Dame
• ACC teams will play five non-conference games against Notre Dame in 2024. Four of the five contests come on the road at Notre Dame in South Bend, Indiana.
Louisville at Notre Dame – September 28
Stanford at Notre Dame – October 12
Notre Dame at Georgia Tech – Oct. 19
Florida State at Notre Dame – Nov. 9
Virginia at Notre Dame – November 16

ACC Football Championship Game
• The 2024 ACC Football Championship Game will be played Dec. 7 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina, and will feature the top two teams based on conference winning percentage. The ACC and the Charlotte Sports Foundation have an agreement to keep the championship game in Charlotte through the 2030 season.