ACC Announces 2005 Football Schedule

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GREENSBORO, N.C. -- The 2005 Atlantic Coast Conference football schedule released today by Commissioner John D. Swofford is comprised of 84 games, including 48 conference match-ups, over a span of 13 weeks.

The league’s 53rd season will get underway Thursday, September 1 with Wake Forest hosting Vanderbilt in Groves Stadium and seven games on Saturday, September 3, including defending champion Virginia Tech visiting NC State in the first conference game of the season. Two days later, Florida State will host Miami in a Labor Day Monday night game televised nationally by ABC.

Seventeen of the league's 48 non-conference games are against teams that earned bowl berths in 2004, including second-ranked Auburn, No. 5 Utah, No. 6 Georgia, No. 7 Louisville, No. 18 Wisconsin, No. 24 Navy and 25th-ranked Florida. Other non-conference opponents that earned bowl bids in 2004 include Colorado, Connecticut, Marshall, Southern Mississippi, Syracuse, Texas A&M and West Virginia.
For the fourth-straight year, the ACC had at least six teams take part in post-season play in 2004. With five of its 11 teams listed in the top 25, and nine in the top 50, the ACC, for the second-straight year, finished as the top-ranked conference in the Sagarin Computer poll. Virginia Tech’s Hokies captured the 2004 ACC gridiron crown outright and were the league’s third different BCS representative in the last four seasons.
Four ACC teams - Virginia Tech, Miami, Florida State and Virginia – were ranked in the final AP and Coaches’ polls, while Boston College, which joins the league in July, 2005, was ranked 21st in both polls. In addition, the league set two attendance records in 2004 - total attendance (3,693,032) and per game average (55,655).

The 2005 ACC football schedule is as follows:

2005 ACC Football Schedule

Thursday, September 1

Vanderbilt at Wake Forest

Saturday, September 3

Boston College at Brigham Young

Texas A&M at Clemson

Duke at East Carolina

Georgia Tech at Auburn

Maryland vs. Navy (Baltimore, Md.)

Virginia Tech at NC State

Western Michigan at Virginia

Monday, September 5

Miami at Florida State

Saturday, September 10

Army at Boston College

Clemson at Maryland

Virginia Tech at Duke

The Citadel at Florida State

North Carolina at Georgia Tech

NC State at Temple

Wake Forest at Nebraska

Saturday, September 17

Florida State at Boston College

Miami at Clemson

VMI at Duke

Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech

West Virginia at Maryland

Wisconsin at North Carolina

Eastern Kentucky at NC State

Virginia at Syracuse

East Carolina at Wake Forest

Saturday, September 24

Boston College at Clemson

Duke at Virginia

Connecticut at Georgia Tech

Maryland at Wake Forest

Colorado at Miami

North Carolina at NC State

Ohio at Virginia Tech

Saturday, October 1

Ball State at Boston College

Clemson at Wake Forest

Navy at Duke

Syracuse at Florida State

Virginia at Maryland

South Florida at Miami

Utah at North Carolina

Virginia Tech at West Virginia

Thursday, October 6

NC State at Georgia Tech

Saturday, October 8

Virginia at Boston College

Duke at Miami

Wake Forest at Florida State

Maryland at Temple

North Carolina at Louisville

Marshall at Virginia Tech

Thursday, October 13

Clemson at NC State

Saturday, October 15

Wake Forest at Boston College

Georgia Tech at Duke

Florida State at Virginia

Miami at Temple

Thursday, October 20

Virginia Tech at Maryland

Saturday, October 22

Temple at Clemson

Florida State at Duke

Georgia Tech at Miami

Virginia at North Carolina

NC State at Wake Forest

Thursday, October 27

Boston College at Virginia Tech

Saturday, October 29

Clemson at Georgia Tech

Wake Forest at Duke

Maryland at Florida State

North Carolina at Miami

Southern Mississippi at NC State

Saturday, November 5

Boston College at North Carolina

Duke at Clemson

NC State at Florida State

Wake Forest at Georgia Tech

Miami at Virginia Tech

Temple at Virginia

Saturday, November 12

NC State at Boston College

Florida State at Clemson

Georgia Tech at Virginia

Maryland at North Carolina

Thursday, November 17

Miami at Wake Forest

Saturday, November 19

Boston College at Maryland

Clemson at South Carolina

Duke at North Carolina

Virginia Tech at Virginia

Saturday, November 26

Florida State at Florida

Georgia at Georgia Tech

Maryland at NC State

Virginia at Miami

North Carolina at Virginia Tech

2005 ACC Team by Team Schedules


Sept. 3 at Brigham Young

Sept. 10 Army

Sept. 17 Florida State

Sept. 24 at Clemson

Oct. 1 Ball State

Oct. 8 Virginia

Oct. 15 Wake forest

Oct. 27 (Thurs.) at Virginia Tech

Nov. 5 at North Carolina

Nov. 12 NC State

Nov. 19 at Maryland


Sept. 3 Texas A&M

Sept. 10 at Maryland

Sept. 17 Miami

Sept. 24 Boston College

Oct. 1 at Wake Forest

Oct. 13 (Thurs.) at NC State

Oct. 22 Temple

Oct. 29 at Georgia Tech

Nov. 5 Duke

Nov. 12 Florida State

Nov. 19 at South Carolina


Sept. 3 at East Carolina

Sept. 10 Virginia Tech

Sept. 17 VMI

Sept. 24 at Virginia

Oct. 1 Navy

Oct. 8 at Miami

Oct. 15 Georgia Tech

Oct. 22 Florida State

Oct. 29 Wake Forest

Nov. 5 at Clemson

Nov. 19 at North Carolina


Sept. 5 (Mon.) Miami

Sept. 10 The Citadel

Sept. 17 at Boston College

Oct. 1 Syracuse

Oct. 8 Wake Forest

Oct. 15 at Virginia

Oct. 22 at Duke

Oct. 29 Maryland

Nov. 5 NC State

Nov. 12 at Clemson

Nov. 26 at Florida


Sept. 3 at Auburn

Sept. 10 North Carolina

Sept. 17 at Virginia Tech

Sept. 24 Connecticut

Oct. 6 (Thurs.) NC State

Oct. 15 at Duke

Oct. 22 at Miami

Oct. 29 Clemson

Nov. 5 Wake Forest

Nov. 12 at Virginia

Nov. 26 Georgia


Sept. 3 vs. Navy (Baltimore)

Sept. 10 Clemson

Sept. 17 West Virginia

Sept. 24 at Wake Forest

Oct. 15 Virginia

Oct. 8 at Temple

Oct. 20 (Thurs.) Virginia Tech

Oct. 29 at Florida State

Nov. 12 at North Carolina

Nov. 19 Boston College

Nov. 26 at NC State


Sept. 5 (Mon.) at Florida State

Sept. 17 at Clemson

Sept. 24 Colorado

Oct. 1 South Florida

Oct. 8 Duke

Oct. 15 at Temple

Oct. 22 Georgia Tech

Oct. 29 North Carolina

Nov. 5 at Virginia Tech

Nov. 17 (Thurs.) at Wake Forest

Nov. 26 Virginia


Sept. 10 at Georgia Tech

Sept. 17 Wisconsin

Sept. 24 at NC State

Oct. 1 Utah

Oct. 8 at Louisville

Oct. 22 Virginia

Oct. 29 at Miami

Nov. 5 Boston College

Nov. 12 Maryland

Nov. 19 Duke

Nov. 26 at Virginia Tech


Sept. 3 Virginia Tech

Sept. 10 at Temple

Sept. 17 Eastern Kentucky

Sept. 24 North Carolina

Oct. 6 (Thurs.) at Georgia Tech

Oct. 13 (Thurs.) Clemson

Oct. 22 at Wake Forest

Oct. 29 So. Mississippi

Nov. 5 at Florida State

Nov. 12 at Boston College

Nov. 26 Maryland


Sept. 3 Western Michigan

Sept. 17 at Syracuse

Sept. 24 Duke

Oct. 1 at Maryland

Oct. 8 at Boston College

Oct. 15 Florida State

Oct. 22 at North Carolina

Nov. 5 Temple

Nov. 12 Georgia Tech

Nov. 19 Virginia Tech

Nov. 26 at Miami


Sept. 3 at NC State

Sept. 10 at Duke

Sept. 17 Georgia Tech

Sept. 24 Ohio

Oct. 1 at West Virginia

Oct. 8 Marshall

Oct. 20 (Thurs.) at Maryland

Oct. 27 (Thurs.) Boston College

Nov. 5 Miami

Nov. 19 at Virginia

Nov. 26 North Carolina


Sept. 1 (Thurs.) Vanderbilt

Sept. 10 at Nebraska

Sept. 17 East Carolina

Sept. 24 Maryland

Oct. 1 Clemson

Oct. 8 at Florida State

Oct. 15 at Boston College

Oct. 22 NC State

Oct. 29 at Duke

Nov. 5 at Georgia Tech

Nov. 17 (Thurs.) Miami

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