ACC Football: Virginia to face seven bowl-eligible teams from 2021

Thursday and Friday night conference games also on the Cavaliers’ slate

Virginia quarterback Brennan Armstrong (5) waits to go onto the filed in the first half during an NCAA college football game against BYU Saturday, Oct. 30, 2021, in Provo, Utah. (AP Photo/George Frey) (George Frey, Copyright 2021 The Associated Press. All rights reserved.)

ROANOKE, Va. – Monday night, the Atlantic Coast Conference released the 2022 football schedules. Head Coach Tony Elliott will make his coaching debut in the Cavaliers September 3 season opener, when they host Richmond. This will be the eighth time in program history the Cavaliers will open against the Spiders.

Other non-conference matchups for Virginia include a road trip to Illinois (Sept. 10) and home games against Old Dominion (Sept. 17) and Coastal Carolina (Nov. 19).

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Virginia will open up ACC play on the road in a Friday night showdown with Syracuse on Sept. 23. They will then travel to Duke on Oct. 1 before returning home to host Louisville on Oct. 8.

For the second consecutive season, the Cavaliers will host 4 straight home games: Miami (Oct. 29), North Carolina (Nov. 5), Pitt (Nov. 12) and Coastal Carolina (Nov. 19). The much anticipated in-state rivalry matchup with Virginia Tech, the Commonwealth Clash, will be on Nov. 26 at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg.

2022 Virginia Football Schedule:

DATEOpponentHome/Away
September 3RichmondHome
September 10IllinoisAway
September 17Old DominionHome
September 23 (Fri.)SyracuseAway
October 1DukeAway
October 8LouisvilleHome
October 15OPEN
October 20 (Thurs.)Georgia TechAway
October 29MiamiHome
November 5North CarolinaHome
November 12PittHome
November 19Coastal CarolinaHome
November 26Virginia TechAaway

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