On Tuesday is was announced that the game between the Notre Dame Fighting Irish and the Wake Forest Demon Deacons was going to have to be postponed due to COVID-19 issues. Initially, October 3 was a fair answer as both teams have an open date that week — but that’s not going to be the case (for a variety of reasons).
On Wednesday, the ACC announced this schedule change:
GREENSBORO, N.C. (theACC.com) - The Atlantic Coast Conference announced today that the Notre Dame at Wake Forest football game will be rescheduled for Saturday, December 12. The game was originally scheduled to be played Saturday, September 26.
The rescheduling follows the positive tests and subsequent quarantining of student-athletes within the Notre Dame football team. The conference and team are adhering to the outlined protocols within ACC Medical Advisory Group report, which is available on theACC.com (full report).
The Campbell at Wake Forest game that was originally scheduled for Friday, October 9 will now be played Friday, October 2. The game will be aired on ACC Network at 7 p.m.
As was previously announced, the 2020 ACC Football scheduling model includes 11 games (10 conference plus one non-conference). The 11 games will be played over at least 13 weeks with each team having two open dates. The two open dates for each team allows flexibility, when possible, to make necessary adjustments. Game times and television selections will be released in the future.
Before the season began, the ACC had December 12 or December 19 marked down as the date for the ACC Championship game — but now that’s certainly looking more like the 19th or bust at the moment.
Right now, Notre Dame doesn’t have a scheduled game to play until they welcome the Florida State Seminoles to town on October 10 — which feels like a lifetime.