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Virginia football announces new 2020 schedule

Virginia will open the year against VMI Sept. 11 before facing rival Virginia Tech Sept. 19

<p>Saturday’s football game against Ohio will now be held at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tenn.</p>

Saturday’s football game against Ohio will now be held at Vanderbilt Stadium in Nashville, Tenn.

After announcing modified plans for the 2020 football season last week, the ACC released updated schedules today for every program in the conference, including Virginia.

Per the previous release, Virginia will play 11 regular season games, with 10 ACC matchups and one non-conference game. In total, the Cavaliers will play six games at home and five games on the road.

Virginia’s 11 games will be played over 13 weeks with open weekends on Sept. 26 and Nov. 21.

Virginia is set to kick off the season against its only non-conference opponent VMI Sept. 11, before facing in-state rival Virginia Tech Sept. 19 and reigning ACC champion Clemson Oct. 3. The Cavaliers will then play NC State Oct. 10, Wake Forest Oct. 17, Miami Oct. 24 and North Carolina Oct. 31 to round out their October slate.

In November, Virginia football will face Louisville Nov. 7 and Duke Nov. 14 before playing Florida State Nov. 28 — two days after Thanksgiving. Virginia will end the 2020 regular season with a game against Boston College Dec. 5.

This season, Virginia will host VMI, NC State, North Carolina, Louisville, Duke and Boston College. The Cavaliers will travel for games against Virginia Tech, Clemson, Wake Forest, Miami and Florida State.

In 2019, Virginia went 4-3 against teams on its 2020 schedule with wins against Virginia Tech, North Carolina, Duke and Florida State and losses against Clemson, Miami and Louisville. The Cavaliers did not play VMI, NC State, Wake Forest and Boston College last season.

Virginia football’s win total has improved each season since 2016 and the Cavaliers posted an impressive 9-5 record in 2019 as well as an ACC Coastal Division championship and an appearance in the ACC Championship game. Virginia hopes to continue building off that success this season.

Virginia football will play its season opener Sept. 11 against VMI at home in Charlottesville. The kickoff time and television broadcast details will be released at a later date. Virginia Athletics has yet to announce information regarding fan attendance in the fall.


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