On Thursday morning, the Atlantic Coast Conference released the BRAND NEW 2020 schedule for its member teams. The announcement was made exclusively on the Packer and Durham show on the ACC Network, again.
Remember, this is the new schedule with 10 ACC games + 1 non-conference game. The schedule will include 2 bye weeks in the 13 week schedule. Here’s how the schedule breaks down: (games are on Saturdays unless otherwise noted)
Week 1: vs UAB Blazers, THURSDAY, September 10
A better-than-you-think G5 team, UAB is a team that you cannot overlook. The Blazers won 9 games last year, and will be a tough, athletic team. A good test for the Canes in the opener.
Week 2: at Louisville Cardinals, September 19
This is a new addition to the schedule. A rematch from last year’s 52-27 Miami win (in which then-QB Jarren Williams threw for a program record 6 TDs), Miami will travel to Louisville looking to go 2-0 on the year against an improving team who will surely like revenge for that loss a season ago.
Week 3: vs Florida State Seminoles, September 26
Week 4: BYE WEEK - October 3
Whew. Relaxation. And preparation. Before....
Week 5: at Clemson Tigers, October 10
The marquee game on Miami’s regular season schedule, and potentially in all of the ACC this season, Miami will travel to Clemson to face Dabo Swinney’s Tigers. Yes, Clemson has beaten Miami by a combined 93-3 the last 2 times the teams have played, but Miami will look for a season-defining win against one of the preeminent teams in all of College Football.
Week 6: vs Pittsburgh Panthers, October 17
The ACC schedule begins with a visit from the Pitt Panthers. Miami eked out a close win against Pitt last year, but hopefully this game is a bit more decisive in Miami’s favor.
Week 7: at Virginia Cavaliers, October 24
Miami has the rare back-to-back home games against this Coastal Division school, with the reigning ACC Coastal Champions coming back to HRS again this season. But, let it be known, Miami beat Virginia last year, and they’ll look to continue that streak this year.
Week 8: Bye Week #2 - October 31
Another week of rest and relaxation. Enjoy your Halloween (assuming, of course, outside is open by then).
Week 9: at North Carolina State Wolfpack, FRIDAY, November 6
Another new addition to the schedule, NC State will host Miami to open November. NC State is usually a talented team that underperforms compared to the level of their talent. Hmm. Where have I heard THAT ONE before?
Week 10: at Virginia Tech Hokies, November 14
Miami turned the ball over a million times in a 42-35 loss to the Hokies last year. Miami won in their last trip to Blacksburg, and they look to do that again, and get a measure of revenge on the Hokies this weekend.
Week 11: vs Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets, November 21
One of Miami’s many bad losses last year was at home to Georgia Tech. Payback is on the menu this weekend. AND, like Virginia, Georgia Tech is coming to SoFLA for a second consecutive year.
Week 12: at Wake Forest Demon Deacons, November 28
Miami travels to Winston-Salem to face off against Wake Forest. Wake will have a new QB, but Clawson is a good coach and the Demon Deacons will be ready for this feature game. IDK if they do a blackout game or #WakeDarkZero or anything, but if something like that were to happen at Wake Forest, this week is a good bet for when.
Week 13: vs North Carolina Tar Heels, December 5
4th and 17 is a memory Canes fans are trying to erase. This will be the chance to do that, but Mack Brown’s team, led by now-sophomore QB Sam Howell, will not be a pushover. This game COULD determine one of the spots for the ACC Championship game (which will be the top 2 teams by ACC winning percentage as the conference is playing without divisions this year) if things line up the way they potentially could.
That’s Miami’s schedule. Here’s the graphic with the schedules of all 15 ACC teams......Notre Dame included.
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