Notre Dame Football Schedule 2020: Florida State, Navy and Arkansas play at Limbo among new ACC opponents

Notre Dame picked up a pair of marquee games on Wednesday when the ACC announced its plans for the 2020 football season, including only joining as a Fighting Irish member for the upcoming season. Six ACC teams Notre Dame were originally scheduled to play on the team’s dock, but the Fighting Irish have added four more, including two that would make for a marquee matchup in college football.

Assuming that the season would go ahead as planned, Notre Dame would now play North Carolina, Florida State, Syracuse and Boston College in addition to pre-determined games against Wake Forest, Pittsburgh, Duke, Clemson, Georgia Tech and Louisville.

Now, questions are asked about the out-of-conference opponent for Notre Dame that is permissible for each team under the ACC’s scheduling scheme. Notre Dame was scheduled to open the season in Ireland against a longtime rival Navy on Saturday, September 5, before the COVID-19 epidemic that extended the college football season, while Arkansas next week Saturday, September 12, SEC is. Currently scheduled to travel to South Bend to face the Irish. Notre Dame also has a set date with Mack’s Western Michigan on Saturday, September 19.

according to this ESPN. Notre Dame will clarify this situation “in the near future”. According to the ACC’s new plan, out-of-conference games for each team must be played in the conference member’s home state. It has no effect on Arkansas that it should remain a rival, but the Navy will have to travel to Indiana in 2020 to keep the rivalry alive. The SEC is reportedly moving toward a conference-only schedule However, for 2020, that would take Arkansas out of the race.

Below is a look at Notre Dame’s 2020 schedule as it currently stands. The pre-scheduled out-of-conference games against Stanford, Wisconsin and USC have already been nixed in 2020 due to decisions by the Big Ten and Pac-12, with 2020 only to go to the conference.

House: Clemson, Duke, Florida State, Louisville, Syracuse

away: Boston College, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Pitt, Wake Forest

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