The ACC announced the Duke football schedule for the 2020 season as the Blue Devils look to get back into the postseason after missing a bowl game in 2019.
There’s no sugarcoating it, the Duke Blue Devils fell apart at the end of the 2019 season.
Duke started the season 4-2 but would then lose its next five games before winning its season finale against the Miami Hurricanes to end the season 5-7 and miss its second bowl game since 2012.
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The Blue Devils last missed a bowl in 2016 and then proceeded to make the postseason in the next two seasons before missing this past season.
On Wednesday morning, the Atlantic Coastal Conference announced the football schedule for the 2020 season and the Blue Devils could be on track for a bowl game.
Duke opens the season with three straight home games against the Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders, the Elon Phoenix, and the Charlotte 49ers.
The season kicks off against the Blue Raiders on Saturday, September 5 and after playing the Phoenix the following Saturday, Duke will have a short week, playing the 49ers on Thursday, September 17.
The Blue Devils will play their first ACC game of the season on Saturday, September 26 on the road against the Pittsburgh Panthers. Duke returns home to face the Wake Forest Demon Deacons on October 3 before playing its in-state rivals, the North Carolina State Wolfpack and North Carolina Tar Heels.
Duke travels to Carter-Finley Stadium on October 10 and hosts the Tar Heels on October 17 before heading into a bye week.
Following the bye week, the Blue Devils will travel to South Bend to face the Notre Dame Fighting Irish, which will be the first of a two-game road trip as Duke will then face the Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets on Saturday, November 7.
The Blue Devils will have another short week as the Virginia Cavaliers come to Wallace Wade Stadium on Friday, November 13, and the Virginia Tech Hokies will follow its in-state rival, visiting Durham on Saturday, November 21.
Duke will wrap up the regular season on Saturday, November 28 on the road against the Miami Hurricanes.
No times or networks have been announced for the games yet, with the exception of Duke’s visit to Notre Dame as the game will be broadcasted on NBC but the time has still not been revealed.
The entire Duke football schedule is as follows:
Saturday, September 5 – vs. Middle Tennessee Blue Raiders
Saturday, September 12 – vs. Elon Phoenix
Thursday, September 17 – vs. Charlotte 49ers
Saturday, September 26 – at. Pittsburgh Panthers
Saturday, October 3 – vs. Wake Forest Demon Deacons
Saturday, October 10 – at. North Carolina State Wolfpack
Saturday, October 17 – vs. North Carolina Tar Heels
Saturday, October 31 – at. Notre Dame Fighting Irish
Saturday, November 7 – at. Georgia Tech Yellow Jackets
Friday, November 13 – vs. Virginia Cavaliers
Saturday, November 21 – vs. Virginia Tech Hokies
Saturday, November 28 – at. Miami Hurricanes