2022 ACC football schedule announced

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2022 ACC football schedule has been officially announced. Conference play begins on Saturday, Sept. 3 with Louisville at Syracuse.

Featured 2022 non-conference match-ups for each ACC school include Boston College at Notre Dame, South Carolina at Clemson, Duke at Kansas, Florida State vs. LSU (in New Orleans), Ole Miss at Georgia Tech, Louisville at Kentucky, Miami at Texas A&M, Texas Tech at NC State, Notre Dame at North Carolina, West Virginia at Pitt, Notre Dame at Syracuse, Virginia at Illinois, West Virginia at Virginia Tech, and Army at Wake Forest.

The 2022 ACC Championship Game will be played on Saturday, Dec. 3 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

“As we look ahead to the 2022 ACC football season, there is tremendous excitement within the conference and our 14 football programs,” said ACC Commissioner Jim Phillips, Ph.D. “As usual, the schedule features incredibly competitive league contests as well as arguably the toughest collection of non-conference opponents. We look forward to watching our extraordinary student-athletes compete for championships and appreciate the work of our television partners in making every game accessible to our fans.”

Several ACC controlled non-conference games were moved to weeknights following the release of the schedule. Florida at Florida State was moved to Black Friday, while West Virginia at Pitt was moved up to Thursday, Sept. 1.

2022 ACC Football Schedules

Atlantic Division

Coastal Division

2022 ACC Football Schedule

Saturday, Aug. 27
Duquesne at Florida State
Florida A&M at North Carolina

Thursday, Sept. 1
West Virginia at Pitt
VMI at Wake Forest

Friday, Sept. 2
Temple at Duke

Friday, Sept. 2 OR Saturday, Sept. 3
Virginia Tech at Old Dominion

Saturday, Sept. 3
Rutgers at Boston College
Louisville at Syracuse
Bethune-Cookman at Miami
North Carolina at Appalachian State
NC State at East Carolina
Richmond at Virginia

Sunday, Sept. 4
Florida State at LSU (New Orleans, La.)

Monday, Sept. 5
Clemson at Georgia Tech (Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game)

Saturday, Sept. 10
Boston College at Virginia Tech
Furman at Clemson
Duke at Northwestern
Western Carolina at Georgia Tech
Louisville at UCF
Southern Miss at Miami
North Carolina at Georgia State
Charleston Southern at NC State
Tennessee at Pitt
Syracuse at UConn
Virginia at Illinois
Wake Forest at Vanderbilt
Open: Florida State

Friday, Sept. 16
Florida State at Louisville

Saturday, Sept. 17
Maine at Boston College
Louisiana Tech at Clemson
North Carolina A&T at Duke
Ole Miss at Georgia Tech
Miami at Texas A&M
Texas Tech at NC State
Pitt at Western Michigan
Purdue at Syracuse
Old Dominion at Virginia
Wofford at Virginia Tech
Liberty at Wake Forest

Thursday, Sept. 22
West Virginia at Virginia Tech

Friday, Sept. 23
Virginia at Syracuse

Saturday, Sept. 24
Boston College at Florida State
Clemson at Wake Forest
Duke at Kansas
Georgia Tech at UCF
South Florida at Louisville
Middle Tennessee at Miami
Notre Dame at North Carolina
UConn at NC State
Rhode Island at Pitt

Saturday, Oct. 1
Louisville at Boston College
NC State at Clemson
Virginia at Duke
Wake Forest at Florida State
Georgia Tech at Pitt
Virginia Tech at North Carolina
Wagner at Syracuse

Saturday, Oct. 8
Clemson at Boston College
Duke at Georgia Tech
Florida State at NC State
Louisville at Virginia
North Carolina at Miami
Virginia Tech at Pitt
Army at Wake Forest

Saturday, Oct. 15
Clemson at Florida State
North Carolina at Duke
Miami at Virginia Tech
NC State at Syracuse

Thursday, Oct. 20
Virginia at Georgia Tech

Saturday, Oct. 22
Boston College at Wake Forest
Syracuse at Clemson
Duke at Miami
Pitt at Louisville

Thursday, Oct. 27
Virginia Tech at NC State

Saturday, Oct. 29
Boston College at UConn
Georgia Tech at Florida State
Wake Forest at Louisville
Miami at Virginia
Pitt at North Carolina
Notre Dame at Syracuse

Friday, Nov. 4
Duke at Boston College

Saturday, Nov. 5
Clemson at Notre Dame
Florida State at Miami
Georgia Tech at Virginia Tech
James Madison at Louisville
North Carolina at Virginia
Wake Forest at NC State
Syracuse at Pitt

Saturday, Nov. 12
Boston College at NC State
Louisville at Clemson
Virginia Tech at Duke
Florida State at Syracuse
Miami at Georgia Tech
North Carolina at Wake Forest
Pitt at Virginia

Saturday, Nov. 19
Boston College at Notre Dame
Miami at Clemson
Duke at Pitt
Louisiana at Florida State
Georgia Tech at North Carolina
NC State at Louisville
Syracuse at Wake Forest
Coastal Carolina at Virginia
Virginia Tech at Liberty

Friday, Nov. 25
Florida at Florida State
NC State at North Carolina

Saturday, Nov. 26
Syracuse at Boston College
South Carolina at Clemson
Wake Forest at Duke
Georgia Tech at Georgia
Louisville at Kentucky
Pitt at Miami
Virginia at Virginia Tech

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I’ve proposed a reshuffling of the football divisions:

James Division (named after Bob James who was ACC commissioner from 1971-87):
Clemson
Duke
Georgia Tech
North Carolina
North Carolina State
Virginia
Wake Forest

Tranghese Division (named after former Big East commissioner Mike Tranghese, who led that league 1990-2009, only FSU wasn’t a member during this time):
Boston College
Florida State
Louisville
Miami
Pittsburgh
Syracuse
Virginia Tech

It would sort the 14 schools by how long they have been in the ACC. For the most part, regional rivals are together except the Virginia schools. But here are the protected crossovers:

Clemson-Miami
Duke-Syracuse
Georgia Tech-Florida State
North Carolina-Louisville
North Carolina State-Boston College
Virginia-Virginia Tech
Wake Forest-Pittsburgh

These crossovers would include the Orange Crush Bowl (Clemson VS. Miami), the Commonwealth Cup, and two matchups of schools normally known for their basketball prowess.

The Thanksgiving weekend schedule under this divisional alignment would include Virginia-Virginia Tech every year. The four NC schools would rotate among themselves on Thanksgiving weekend. Boston College and Pittsburgh would rotate ending the season in sunny Miami or the air-conditioned Carrier Dome at Syracuse. The four remaining schools would play their in-state SEC opponents as they usually do.