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Notre Dame Football

Notre Dame to Play ACC Schedule +1 and ACC Championship Game Eligible

July 29, 2020

The ACC has announced its scheduling model for the 2020 season and Notre Dame is very involved as the college football world will look a little different this fall. 

Notre Dame will play a 10-game ACC schedule and will also be eligible to play in the 2020 ACC Football Championship Game. Big news for the Irish as they will be given every chance an ACC team would normally have without being in the conference permanently. 

Now, the Irish will make a sacrifice in 2020 as all television revenue, including Notre Dame’s home games on NBC will be split equally between all 15 programs. 

The other related Notre Dame note is the Irish would be eligible for the Orange Bowl if they won the ACC Championship Game as long as they didn’t make the College Football Playoff. 

The ACC Championship Game will be played on either December 12 or 19 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte and will feature the top two teams based upon highest conference-game winning percentage. 

Notre Dame will play the following: 
Home Games
Florida State

Away Games
Boston College
Georgia Tech
North Carolina
Wake Forest

Others notes from the ACC release: 

- The season’s first games will take place the week of Sept. 7-12.
- The 2020 scheduling model includes 11 games (10 plus one: 10 conference and one non-conference).
- All non-conference game opponents, selected by the respective school, must be played in the home state of the ACC institution, and all non-conference opponents must meet the medical protocol requirements as agreed upon by the ACC.
- The 11 games will be played over at least 13 weeks with each team having two open dates.
- There will be one division.
- The 2020 ACC Football week-by-week schedule and television selections will be released in the future

Full Release: ACC Announces Plans for Football and Fall Olympic Sports


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