ACC Football Match Schedules and Networks Announced

GREENSBORO, NC ( – The Atlantic Coast Conference and its television partners announced kickoff times and networks for all ACC-monitored contests during the first weeks of the 2022 football season on Thursday.

Also included are schedules and networks for Thursday and Friday night contests throughout the 2022 season.

ESPN also announced its full bowl schedule, which includes most ACC-affiliated bowl games.

“We look forward to the upcoming 2022 ACC football season and anticipate a fantastic year with our student-athletes competing at the highest level for the ACC and National Championships,” said ACC Commissioner, Jim Phillips, Ph.D. “As part of playing arguably the toughest non-conference schedule in the country, we open the season with some incredible games, which include five straight days of football over the Work. We appreciate the exceptional coverage that our television partners provide to our institutions and now with full distribution, we look forward to this season of football coverage on ACC Network.

The ACC football season begins Saturday, August 27, when Florida State hosts Duquesne at 5 p.m. on ACC Network and North Carolina hosts Florida A&M at 8:15 p.m. on ACC Network in week zero. This is the first August season opener for the league since 2019.

The ACC will be featured throughout Labor Day weekend (September 1-5) with 12 games over a five-day period. No other leagues play all five days of week one. It’s the fourth time in the last six years that the ACC has played for five straight days in Week 1. Labor Day weekend begins Thursday, Sept. 1 with both last year’s ACC Division Champions in action. ACC and Coastal Division champion Pitt hosts West Virginia at Heinz Field at 7 p.m. on ESPN, and Atlantic Division champion Wake Forest opens against VMI in Winston-Salem at 7:30 p.m. on the ACC network. On Friday, Sept. 2, Virginia Tech plays Old Dominion at 7 p.m. on ESPN, while Duke hosts Temple at 7:30 p.m. on ACC Network.

Saturday’s slate includes the first of four games this season against an Alliance member school — Boston College vs. Rutgers (Big Ten) at noon on ESPNU — and the first league game of the year with Louisville at Syracuse at 8 p.m. on ACC Network. Other games on Sept. 3 include North Carolina at Appalachian State at noon on ESPNU, NC State at East Carolina at noon on ESPN, Richmond at Virginia at 12:30 p.m. on RSN, and Bethune-Cookman at Miami at 3:30 p.m. on ACC. Network.

On Sunday, Sept. 4, Florida State travels to New Orleans to take on LSU at Caesars Superdome in Allstate Louisiana’s kickoff at 7:30 p.m. on ABC. The following night at Chick-fil-A’s kickoff game on Labor Day Monday, Georgia Tech hosts Clemson at Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta at 8 p.m. on ESPN.

The second weekend of the season includes a conference battle with Boston College at Virginia Tech at 8 p.m. on ACC Network. Two Alliance matchups are also in week two – Duke at Northwestern at noon on FS1 and Virginia at Illinois at 4 p.m. on ESPNU. Wake Forest plays Vanderbilt at noon on SEC Network, Tennessee goes to Pitt at 3:30 p.m. on ABC and Syracuse plays UConn at 7 p.m. on CBS Sports Network.

Week three begins with a Friday, Sept. 16 game between Florida State and Louisville at 7 p.m. on ESPN. Four Power 5 matchups are scheduled for Saturday, September 16, including Purdue at Syracuse at noon on ESPN2, Ole Miss at Georgia Tech at 3:30 p.m. on ABC, Texas Tech at NC State at 7 p.m. on ESPN2, and Miami at Texas A&M. at 9 p.m. on ESPN.

The ACC’s non-conference schedule continues to be the toughest in the nation. In addition to 21 games against Power 5 opponents, the ACC will play eight non-conference games against teams ranked in the Associated Press Top 25 Final 2021 Poll. All 14 ACC teams face at least one non-Conference opponent. Power 5 conference, while seven schools — Boston College, Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Georgia Tech, Pitt and Syracuse — play two. ACC teams will play 27 games against opponents who appeared in a bowl game last year. ACC teams will play nine non-conference games against teams from ESPN’s 2022 Way-Too-Early Top 25.

The 2022 Subway ACC Football Championship Game will be played on December 3 at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina and will feature the winner of the Atlantic Division against the winner of the Coastal Division. The ACC and the Charlotte Sports Foundation have reached an agreement to keep the championship game in Charlotte through the 2030 season. The game will be televised by ABC and the kickoff time will be announced at a later date.

Saturday August 27
Duquesne at Florida State, 5 p.m., ACCN
Florida A&M in North Carolina, 8:15 p.m., ACCN

Thursday, September 1
WV at Pitt, 7 p.m., ESPN
VMI at Wake Forest, 7:30 p.m., ACCN

Friday, September 2
Virginia Tech at Old Dominion, 7 p.m., ESPNU
Temple at Duke, 7:30 p.m., ACCN

Saturday September 3
Rutgers at Boston College, noon, ACCN
NC at Appalachian State, Noon, ESPNU
NC State at East Carolina, noon, ESPN
Richmond at Virginia, 12:30 p.m., RSN
Bethune-Cookman at Miami, 3:30 p.m., ACCN
Louisville at Syracuse, 8 p.m., ACCN

Sunday September 4
Allstate Louisiana kickoff
Florida State at LSU (New Orleans, La.)
Caesars Superdome, 7:30 p.m., ABC (previously announced)

Monday, September 5
Chick-fil-A Throwing Game
Clemson at Georgia Tech (Atlanta, Georgia)
Mercedes-Benz Stadium, 8 p.m., ESPN

Friday, September 9
Louisville at UCF, 7:30 p.m., ESPN2

Saturday September 10
Duke at Northwestern, noon, FS1
Miss South in Miami, Noon, ACCN
North Carolina at Georgia State, noon, ESPNU
Wake Forest at Vanderbilt, noon, SECN
Charleston Southern at NC State, 12:30 p.m., RSN
Furman at Clemson, 3:30 p.m., ACCN
Tennessee at Pitt, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Virginia at Illinois, 4 p.m., ESPNU
West Carolina at Georgia Tech, 7 p.m., ACCNX/ESPN+
Syracuse at UConn, 7 p.m., CBSSN
Boston College at Virginia Tech, 8 p.m., ACCN
Open: State of Florida

Friday September 16
Florida State at Louisville, 7 p.m., ESPN

Saturday September 17
Wofford at Virginia Tech, 11 a.m., ACCN
Purdue at Syracuse, noon, ESPN2
Old Dominion at Virginia, 2 p.m., ACCN
Ole Miss at Georgia Tech, 3:30 p.m., ABC
Freedom at Wake Forest, 5 p.m., ACCN
North Carolina A&T at Duke, 6 p.m., ACCNX/ESPN+
Texas Tech at NC State, 7 p.m., ESPN2
Pitt at Michigan West, 7:30 p.m., ESPNU
Maine at Boston College, 7:30 p.m., RSN
Louisiana Tech at Clemson, 8 p.m., ACCN
Miami at Texas A&M, 9 p.m., ESPN
Open: North Carolina

Thursday September 22
West Virginia at Virginia Tech, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

Friday September 23
Virginia at Syracuse, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

Thursday, October 20
Virginia at Georgia Tech, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

Thursday, October 27
Virginia Tech at NC State, 7:30 p.m., ESPN

Friday, November 4
Duke at Boston College, 7 p.m., ESPN2

Friday November 25
NC State at North Carolina, noon or 1 p.m. or 3:30 p.m., ABC or ESPN
Florida at Florida State, 7:30 p.m., ABC (previously announced)

Saturday December 3
2022 Subway ACC Football Championship Game, TBD, ABC
Atlantic Division Champion vs. Coastal Division Champion
Charlotte, North Carolina, Bank of America Stadium

ACC Bowling Memberships
Wasabi Fenway Bowl – Saturday, Dec. 17, 11 a.m., ESPN
Union Home Mortgage Gasparilla Bowl – Friday, Dec. 23, TBD, ESPN
TicketSmarter Birmingham Bowl – Tuesday, December 27, 3:15 or 6:45 p.m., ESPN
Military Bowl presented by Peraton – Wednesday, December 28, 2 p.m., ESPN
Pinstripe Bowl – Thursday, Dec. 29, 2 p.m., ESPN
Cheez-It Bowl – Thursday, Dec. 29, 5:30 p.m., ESPN
Duke’s Mayo Bowl – Friday, Dec. 30, noon, ESPN
Tony the Tiger Sun Bowl – Friday, December 30, 2022, 2 p.m., CBS
TaxSlayer Gator Bowl – Friday, Dec. 30, 3:30 p.m., ESPN
Capital One Orange Bowl – Friday, December 30, 7:30 or 8 p.m., ESPN
College Football Playoff Semifinals at Chick-fil-A Peach Bowl — Saturday, Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m., ESPN
College Football Playoff Semifinals at Fiesta Bowl — Saturday, Dec. 31, 4 or 8 p.m., ESPN
Tampa Bay Bowl – Monday, Jan. 2, noon, ESPN2
Goodyear Cotton Bowl Classic – Monday, Jan. 2, 1 p.m., ESPN
National College Football Playoff Championship presented by AT&T – Monday, Jan. 9, TBD, ESPN
San Diego County Credit Union Holiday Bowl – TBD


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