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Notre Dame Football: ACC Schedule Released & Navy Off The Schedule

Irish will keep Nov. 7 date with Clemson, host Western Michigan at home.

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The Notre Dame Fighting Irish will not play the Navy Midshipmen in football for the first time in 93 years, instead opting for the Western Michigan Broncos as their sole non-conference game.

The revised 2020 season schedule will start at home with the Duke Blue Devils. The Broncos will come one week later, as originally scheduled.

The Irish will then travel to Bank of America Stadium to play the Wake Forest Demon Deacons, which was also part of the pre-COVID schedule. The team will get an extra week to prepare for the Florida State Seminoles, who they will host at home on Oct. 10.

The game against the Pittsburgh Panthers at Heinz Field will get pushed one week — from Oct. 17 to Oct. 24 — to accomodate the Louisville Cardinals. That game will be played at Notre Dame Stadium.

The Irish will head down to Bobby Dodd Stadium for the first time since 2006 to play the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Halloween, then return home to keep their scheduled date with the Clemson Tigers on Nov. 7. The game against the Ramblin’ Wreck was originally scheduled for Nov. 14; that will now be a game in Chestnut Hill against Phil Jurkovec and the Boston College Eagles.

The Irish receive a second bye on Nov. 21, before heading to Chapel Hill to play the North Carolina Tar Heels on Nov. 27 — which is Black Friday. The Irish close the regular season by hosting the Syracuse Orange on Dec. 5, the latest regular season game for Notre Dame since 2001.

Now that you’ve seen how the schedule lays out, let’s do a poll.


What’s your prediction for the regular season?

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