The North Carolina Tar Heels have completed their 2016 and 2017 non-conference football schedules, the school announced on Wednesday.
North Carolina is set to open the 2016 season against Georgia in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Sept. 3. The following week on Sept. 10, UNC hits the road again to face Illinois.
UNC’s final two non-conference games of the 2016 season are both home contests against FCS teams. The Tar Heels will host James Madison on Sept. 17 and The Citadel on Nov. 19. Without a waiver from the NCAA, only one win over an FCS team per season counts towards bowl eligibility.
2016 will also be the second straight season that North Carolina has hosted two schools from the FCS. This season, the Tar Heels host North Carolina A&T and Delaware.
In ACC play in 2016, the Tar Heels are slated to host Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, and NC State and travel to Duke, Miami (FL), Virginia, and Florida State.
North Carolina opens the 2017 season at home vs. California at Kenan Memorial Stadium in Chapel Hill on Sept. 2. That game is the first of a home-and-home series that concludes in 2018 in Berkeley.
On Sept. 16, 2017, UNC travels to take on the Old Dominion Monarchs. That game is also part of home-and-home series that concludes in Chapel Hill in 2020.
North Carolina’s final two non-conference games are both at home. UNC plays host to Notre Dame on Oct. 7 and Western Carolina on Nov. 18.
UNC’s ACC games in 2017 include Duke, Miami (FL), Virginia, and Louisville at home and Georgia Tech, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech, and NC State on the road.