ACC releases schedule for 2015 football season
The Atlantic Coast Conference released its full 2015 football schedule on Thursday, with four teams slated to kick off their seasons between Thursday, Sept. 3, and Labor Day on Monday, Sept. 7.
Virginia will play its home opener on Sept. 12 against Notre Dame, which has six football games against ACC teams scheduled this year. The Irish will host Georgia Tech on Sept. 19, visit Clemson on Oct. 3, play at Pitt on Nov. 7, host Wake Forest on Nov. 14 and face Boston College on Nov. 21.
The 11th annual ACC title game will be played at Bank of America Stadium on Saturday, Dec. 5. Florida State is the three-time defending ACC champion and has won four of the last five conference titles.
ACC teams will play games against 12 of ESPN's Too Early Top 25 teams, more than any of the other Power Five conferences. ACC teams are also playing against opponents with .536 FBS and .536 overall winning percentages, higher than the competition for any of the other Power Five conferences.
The ACC will play four Thursday night games nationally televised by ESPN and five Friday night games shown by ESPN. Since 1991, ACC teams have made 163 appearances on ESPN's Thursday night package.
- Phil Watson