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ACC releases schedule for 2015 football season

The Atlantic Coast Conference has released its 2015 football season schedule.
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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.

Thursday night will feature the battle of the Carolinas – North Carolina and South Carolina – at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.

On Saturday, Sept. 5, Louisville kicks off in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against Auburn at Atlanta’s Georgia Dome and Virginia will travel cross-country to visit UCLA on Saturday.

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Virginia Tech will host defending national champion Ohio State on Labor Day evening, Monday, Sept. 7. Virginia Tech was the only team to defeat Ohio State last season, winning 35-21 on the road.

The ACC will open football conference play on Sept. 12 when Wake Forest visits Syracuse.

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.

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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