ACC announces football schedule changes for Dec. 12 and Dec. 19

By Kevin Kelley -

The ACC has announced football schedule changes for December 12 and December 19 that involves multiple teams and games.

Some of the schedule changes revolve around the determination of the ACC Football Championship Game participants. Below is a statement from the ACC release:

Following a recommendation from the conference Athletic Director football subcommittee, the league’s Athletic Directors have voted to preserve the integrity of the ACC Football Championship Game by evaluating each of the three teams in contention (Clemson, Miami and Notre Dame) based on a nine-game conference schedule. As a result, Clemson and Notre Dame will conclude the regular season this weekend.

The Wake Forest Demon Deacons were scheduled to play at the Notre Dame Fighting Irish on Saturday, Dec. 12. Since Notre Dame will conclude their regular-season this weekend, Wake Forest will now play at the Louisville Cardinals on Dec. 12. That matchup was previously scheduled for Dec. 19.

The Florida State Seminoles-Duke Blue Devils football game, which was scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 5 but postponed, will now be played on Saturday, Dec. 12 in Tallahassee, Fla.

The ACC has also scheduled Florida State to travel to take on Wake Forest on Saturday, Dec. 19.

Below is the revised ACC football schedule for Week 15 and 16:

Thursday, Dec. 10
Pitt at Georgia Tech (previously announced)

Saturday, Dec. 12
Virginia at Virginia Tech (previously announced)
North Carolina at Miami (previously announced)
Duke at Florida State
Wake Forest at Louisville

Saturday, Dec. 19
ACC Football Championship Game – 4pm, ABC (previously announced)
Georgia Tech at Miami (previously announced and if Miami is not in the championship game)
Florida State at Wake Forest

Also noted in the release, the ACC has the option to reschedule games on Dec. 12 if games involving Clemson, Miami or Notre Dame are not played this weekend.

By virtue of todays announcement, Notre Dame has secured a berth in the ACC Football Championship Game. The Fighting Irish will play either Clemson or Miami.

The 2020 ACC Football Championship Game is scheduled for Saturday, Dec. 19 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C. The game will be televised by ABC at 4:00pm ET.

ACC Football Schedule