The revamped 2020 Miami football schedule will be far more challenging than originally anticipated. Gone are three of the Hurricanes four non-conference games and Duke. Added are Clemson, North Carolina State an Louisville.
The increase in ACC games in 2020 from eight to 10, the elimination of the ACC Atlantic and Coastal Divisions and the addition of Clemson to the 2020 Miami football schedule are the main reasons the Hurricanes have a more daunting season in front of them than originally anticipated.
Michigan State previously dropped their non-conference game against Miami in East Lansing on September 26 when the Big 10 announced earlier this month they would be playing only conference games in 2020.
On Wednesday the ACC announced a schedule of 10 conference games and one non-conference game in 2020.
The entire schedule for all 14 ACC football teams plus the addition of Notre Dame for solely the 2020 season created the need to build an entirely new catalog of games.
The Miami football team will play Clemson, Louisville and North Carolina State who were not previously on the schedule and will not play Duke in 2020.
The top two teams in winning percentage in the ACC regardless of divisions will play in the conference championship game in December. Miami will host Florida State, Georgia Tech, North Carolina, Pittsburgh, Virginia and either Temple, UAB, or Wagner in non-conference.
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Miami will play at Clemson, Louisville, NC State, Virginia Tech and Wake Forest. Each of the 10 ACC teams and if its Temple or UAB in non-conference, have players that the Miami coaching staff will have to account for on game day.
Miami is playing Louisville for the second straight season which is rarity against an ACC Atlantic team. Miami only plays Florida State every season from the ACC Atlantic Division. Some of these players will be well known to Hurricanes fans while others will be players to be wary of when the teams play later this season.
The 2020 season will be much more difficult for the Miami football team than the original schedule had provided.