UNC Football: ACC announces plan for 2020 college football season

The UNC Football program now has their 10 opponents as the ACC announced a plan to play the 2020 college football season

With just five weeks until we hit the month of September, the status of the 2020 college football season is still up in the air. But on Wednesday, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced their plans for the upcoming season offering hope for UNC Football fans and fans across the conference.

The ACC announced on Wednesday a plan for a 11-game schedule with 10 of those games in the conference and one as a non-conference game. The biggest factor is the addition of Notre Dame to the conference for this season, being added to 10 team’s schedules.

Here is how the new format breaks down:

As you see in the above graphic, the 10 opponents for the Tar Heels have been revealed and they do avoid Clemson who is the top team in the conference. Here’s how it breaks down for UNC:

Home games: N.C. State, Notre Dame, Syracuse, Virginia Tech, Wake Forest

Road games: Boston College, Duke, Florida State and Virginia.

I’d say that’s a favorable schedule at first glance. The Tar Heels do get Notre Dame but it will be a home game. Their two toughest road games will be at Florida State and at Miami, both teams on the rise that should finish in the top half of the conference.

The conference announced that there will be no divisions and the top two teams will play in the conference championship game in Charlotte at the end of the season.

As for the non-conference game, teams will have get the chance to pick its one non-conference opponent and that the game must be played in the home state of that ACC team. It will be interesting to see if UNC can still play Auburn, which was their scheduled Week 2 opponent or UCF who was scheduled for Week 1.

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