ACC matchup pushed back two weeks following COVID-19 pause
The ACC matchup featuring North Carolina State and Virginia Tech has been pushed back two weeks due to a recent COVID-19 pause within the NC State football program. The ACC made the announcement on Wednesday.
The game between the Wolf Pack and Hokies was originally scheduled to be played on Sept. 12. Now, the matchup is set for Sept. 26, a full two weeks from its original kickoff date.
From the ACC:
The rescheduling follows the positive tests and subsequent quarantining of student-athletes within the NC State 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).
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.
NC State announced Monday that it was pausing all athletic activities after 27 cases of COVID-19 were identified within the athletic department. The school has already moved all undergraduate courses online only.
As for the adjusted ACC schedule, NC State is now scheduled to open its season at home against Wake Forest on Sept. 19. Virginia Tech will host in-state rival Virginia on the same day.