Complete 2012 ACC Football Schedules


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GREENSBORO, N.C.--The 2012 Atlantic Coast Conference football schedule released today by Commissioner John Swofford is a slate which sees conference teams playing 10 games against opponents that are projected by ESPN.com to be in the nation’s preseason Top 25, and 21 games against teams which participated in 2011 bowl games.

In all, the schedule is comprised of 97 games, including 48 regular-season conference match-ups, over a span of 14 weeks and is capped off with the Eighth Annual Dr Pepper Atlantic Coast Conference Football Championship Game, which returns to Charlotte, N.C. this year and will be played on Saturday, Dec. 1 in Bank of America Stadium.

The 2012 ACC Championship Game is one of five contests which will be played on a neutral field. Miami will meet Notre Dame on Oct. 6 at Soldier Field in Chicago and Virginia Tech will face Cincinnati on Sept 29 at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. Additionally, a pair of ACC teams will participate in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Doubleheader, when NC State will face Tennessee on August 31, and Clemson plays Auburn on Sept. 1, with both games at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta.

ACC teams will face 48 nonconference opponents who had a combined winning percentage of 52 percent in 2011, including 35 games against FBS opponents who won 55 percent of their games last fall.

Twenty-one of the league’s 48 nonconference games (44 percent) are against 19 teams that earned bowl berths in 2011. This includes 18 games with teams which finished ranked in the nation’s Top 50 of the final Sagarin rankings in 2011, which ties for the most of any conference in the nation.

Including games against the eight ACC teams which earned bowl bids in 2011, no ACC team plays fewer than five opponents who went to bowl games last fall, with Duke facing the most with 9 followed by Boston College, Maryland, Miami and Virginia with eight each.

ACC teams will also play 10 games against eight teams selected by ESPN.com in its early preseason Top 25 including matches with projected fifth-ranked Georgia (Georgia Tech), seventh-ranked West Virginia (Maryland) and 10th-ranked South Carolina (Clemson).

Three members of the conference—Boston College, Miami and Wake Forest—will meet Notre Dame, projected to be 24th nationally, while ACC teams will also play 12th-ranked Kansas State (Miami), 13th-ranked Stanford (Duke), 15th-ranked TCU (Virginia) and 25th-ranked Florida (Florida State).

Nonconference opponents who earned bowl bids this past season include Auburn, Bowling Green, BYU, Cincinnati, FIU, Florida, Georgia, Kansas State, Louisiana Tech, Louisville, Northwestern, Notre Dame (3 games with ACC schools), Penn State, Pittsburgh, South Carolina, Stanford, TCU, Temple and West Virginia.
The Conference will again enjoy national exposure on Labor Day Monday, as Virginia Tech hosts Coastal Division rival Georgia Tech at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Va., in a nationally-televised prime time contest on ESPN. The game, which will have an 8 pm (ET) kickoff, will nationally showcase ACC teams who have accounted for the last seven Coastal Division Championships, as well as two coaches—Virginia Tech’s Frank Beamer (251) and Georgia Tech’s Paul Johnson (140)--who have combined for 391 coaching victories between them, the most of any active coaching pair in the NCAA’s FBS.

In all, the ACC will play four games nationally-televised by ESPN on Thursday night beginning with Clemson travelling to Wake Forest (Oct. 25), but also including Virginia Tech at Miami (Nov. 1), Florida State at Virginia Tech (Nov. 8); and North Carolina at Virginia (Nov. 15). .


2012 ACC Team by Team Football Schedules

2012 Dr Pepper ACC Football Championship Game
Saturday, Dec. 1 (Charlotte, NC)


BOSTON COLLEGE
Sept. 1 MIAMI
Sept. 8 MAINE
Sept. 15 at Northwestern
Sept. 22 OPEN
Sept. 29 CLEMSON
Oct. 6 at Army
Oct. 13 at Florida State
Oct. 20 at Georgia Tech
Oct. 27 MARYLAND
Nov. 3 at Wake Forest
Nov. 10 NOTRE DAME
Nov. 17 VIRGINIA TECH
Nov. 24 at NC State

CLEMSON
Sept. 1 AUBURN (Georgia Dome)
Chick-fil-A Kickoff, Atlanta
Sept. 8 BALL STATE
Sept. 15 FURMAN
Sept. 22 at Florida State
Sept. 29 at Boston College
Oct. 6 GEORGIA TECH
Oct. 13 OPEN
Oct. 20 VIRGINIA TECH
Oct. 25 at Wake Forest (Thursday), ESPN
Nov. 3 at Duke
Nov. 10 MARYLAND
Nov. 17 NC STATE
Nov. 24 SOUTH CAROLINA

DUKE
Sept. 1 FLORIDA INTERNATIONAL
Sept. 8 at Stanford
Sept. 15 NORTH CAROLINA CENTRAL
Sept. 22 MEMPHIS
Sept. 29 at Wake Forest
Oct. 6 VIRGINIA
Oct. 13 at Virginia Tech
Oct. 20 NORTH CAROLINA
Oct. 27 at Florida State
Nov. 3 CLEMSON
Nov. 10 OPEN
Nov. 17 at Georgia Tech
Nov. 24 MIAMI

FLORIDA STATE
Sept. 1 MURRAY STATE
Sept. 8 SAVANNAH STATE
Sept. 15 WAKE FOREST
Sept. 22 CLEMSON
Sept. 29 at South Florida
Oct. 6 at NC State
Oct. 13 BOSTON COLLEGE
Oct. 20 at Miami
Oct. 27 DUKE
Nov. 3 OPEN
Nov. 8 at Virginia Tech (Thursday), ESPN
Nov. 17 at Maryland
Nov. 24 FLORIDA

GEORGIA TECH
Sept. 3 at Virginia Tech (Monday), ESPN, 8 pm
Sept. 8 PRESBYTERIAN
Sept. 15 VIRGINIA
Sept. 22 MIAMI
Sept. 29 MIDDLE TENNESSEE
Oct. 6 at Clemson
Oct. 13 OPEN
Oct. 20 BOSTON COLLEGE
Oct. 27 BYU
Nov. 3 at Maryland
Nov. 10 at North Carolina
Nov. 17 DUKE
Nov. 24 at Georgia

MARYLAND
Sept. 1 WILLIAM & MARY
Sept. 8 at Temple
Sept. 15 CONNECTICUT
Sept. 22 at West Virginia
Sept. 29 OPEN
Oct. 6 WAKE FOREST
Oct. 13 at Virginia
Oct. 20 NC STATE
Oct. 27 at Boston College
Nov. 3 GEORGIA TECH
Nov. 10 at Clemson
Nov. 17 FLORIDA STATE
Nov. 24 at North Carolina

MIAMI
Sept. 1 at Boston College
Sept. 8 at Kansas State
Sept. 15 BETHUNE-COOKMAN
Sept. 22 at Georgia Tech
Sept. 29 NC STATE
Oct. 6 at Notre Dame
Solider Field, Chicago, Ill.
Oct. 13 NORTH CAROLINA
Oct. 20 FLORIDA STATE
Oct. 27 OPEN
Nov. 1 VIRGINIA TECH (Thursday), ESPN
Nov. 10 at Virginia
Nov. 17 SOUTH FLORIDA
Nov. 24 at Duke

NORTH CAROLINA
Sept. 1 ELON
Sept. 8 at Wake Forest
Sept. 15 at Louisville
Sept. 22 EAST CAROLINA
Sept. 29 IDAHO
Oct. 6 VIRGINIA TECH
Oct. 13 at Miami
Oct. 20 at Duke
Oct. 27 NC STATE
Nov. 3 OPEN
Nov. 10 GEORGIA TECH
Nov. 15 at Virginia (Thursday), ESPN
Nov. 24 MARYLAND

NC STATE
Aug. 31 TENNESSEE (Georgia Dome)
Chick-fil-A Kickoff, Atlanta
Sept. 8 at Connecticut
Sept. 15 SOUTH ALABAMA
Sept. 22 THE CITADEL
Sept. 29 at Miami
Oct. 6 FLORIDA STATE
Oct. 13 OPEN
Oct. 20 at Maryland
Oct. 27 at North Carolina
Nov. 3 VIRGINIA
Nov. 10 WAKE FOREST
Nov. 17 at Clemson
Nov. 24 BOSTON COLLEGE

VIRGINIA
Sept. 1 RICHMOND
Sept. 8 PENN STATE
Sept. 15 at Georgia Tech
Sept. 22 at TCU
Sept. 29 LOUISIANA TECH
Oct. 6 at Duke
Oct. 13 MARYLAND
Oct. 20 WAKE FOREST
Oct. 27 OPEN
Nov. 3 at NC State
Nov. 10 MIAMI
Nov. 15 NORTH CAROLINA (Thur.), ESPN
Nov. 24 at Virginia Tech

VIRGINIA TECH
Sept. 3 GEORGIA TECH (Monday)
Sept. 8 AUSTIN PEAY
Sept. 15 at Pittsburgh
Sept. 22 BOWLING GREEN
Sept. 29 at Cincinnati
FedEx Field, Landover, Md.
Oct. 6 at North Carolina
Oct. 13 DUKE
Oct. 20 at Clemson
Oct. 27 OPEN
Nov. 1 at Miami (Thursday), ESPN
Nov. 8 FLORIDA STATE (Thursday), ESPN
Nov. 17 at Boston College
Nov. 24 VIRGINIA

WAKE FOREST
Sept. 1 LIBERTY
Sept. 8 NORTH CAROLINA
Sept. 15 at Florida State
Sept. 22 ARMY
Sept. 29 DUKE
Oct. 6 at Maryland
Oct. 13 OPEN
Oct. 20 at Virginia
Oct. 25 CLEMSON (Thursday), ESPN
Nov. 3 BOSTON COLLEGE
Nov. 10 at NC State
Nov. 17 at Notre Dame
Nov. 24 VANDERBILT

2012 ACC COMPOSITE FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
WEEK-BY-WEEK

Friday, August 31, 2012
Tennessee vs. NC State
Chick-fil-A Kickoff
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga.

Saturday, September 1, 2012
Auburn vs. Clemson
Chick-fil-A Kickoff
Georgia Dome, Atlanta, Ga.
Miami at Boston College
Florida International at Duke
Murray State at Florida State
William & Mary at Maryland
Elon at North Carolina
Richmond at Virginia
Liberty at Wake Forest

Monday, September 3, 2012
Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech
ESPN, 8 pm

Saturday, September 8, 2012
Maine at Boston College
Ball State at Clemson
Duke at Stanford
Savannah State at Florida State
Presbyterian at Georgia Tech
Maryland at Temple
Miami at Kansas State
North Carolina at Wake Forest
NC State at Connecticut
Penn State at Virginia
Austin Peay at Virginia Tech

Saturday, September 15, 2012
Boston College at Northwestern
Furman at Clemson
North Carolina Central at Duke
Wake Forest at Florida State
Virginia at Georgia Tech
Connecticut at Maryland
Bethune-Cookman at Miami
North Carolina at Louisville
South Alabama at NC State
Virginia Tech at Pittsburgh

Saturday, September 22, 2012
Memphis at Duke
Clemson at Florida State
Miami at Georgia Tech
Maryland at West Virginia
East Carolina at North Carolina
The Citadel at NC State
Virginia at TCU
Bowling Green at Virginia Tech
Army at Wake Forest

Saturday, September 29, 2012
Clemson at Boston College
Duke at Wake Forest
NC State at Miami
Florida State at South Florida
Middle Tennessee at Georgia Tech
Idaho at North Carolina
Louisiana Tech at Virginia
Virginia Tech at Cincinnati
FedEx Field, Landover, Md.

Saturday, October 6, 2012
Miami at Notre Dame
Soldier Field, Chicago, Ill.
Boston College at Army
Georgia Tech at Clemson
Virginia at Duke
Florida State at NC State
Wake Forest at Maryland
Virginia Tech at North Carolina

Saturday, October 13, 2012
Boston College at Florida State
Duke at Virginia Tech
Maryland at Virginia
North Carolina at Miami

Saturday, October 20, 2012
Boston College at Georgia Tech
Virginia Tech at Clemson
North Carolina at Duke
Florida State at Miami
NC State at Maryland
Wake Forest at Virginia

Thursday, October 25, 2012
Clemson at Wake Forest, ESPN

Saturday, October 27, 2012
BYU at Georgia Tech
Maryland at Boston College
Duke at Florida State
NC State at North Carolina

Thursday, November 1, 2012
Virginia Tech at Miami, ESPN

Saturday, November 3, 2012
Boston College at Wake Forest
Clemson at Duke
Georgia Tech at Maryland
Virginia at NC State

Thursday, November 8, 2012
Florida State at Virginia Tech, ESPN

Saturday, November 10, 2012
Notre Dame at Boston College
Maryland at Clemson
Georgia Tech at North Carolina
Miami at Virginia
Wake Forest at NC State

Thursday, November 15, 2012
North Carolina at Virginia, ESPN

Saturday, November 17, 2012
South Florida at Miami
Virginia Tech at Boston College
NC State at Clemson
Duke at Georgia Tech
Florida State at Maryland
Wake Forest at Notre Dame

Saturday, November 24, 2012
Boston College at NC State
South Carolina at Clemson
Miami at Duke
Florida at Florida State
Georgia Tech at Georgia
Maryland at North Carolina
Virginia at Virginia Tech
Vanderbilt at Wake Forest

Saturday, December 1
Dr Pepper ACC Championship Game
Bank of America Stadium- Charlotte, NC

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