Six total home dates and four contests against 10-win teams from a season ago highlight the 2018 Duke football schedule released on Tuesday by the ACC office.
Duke opens the 2018 campaign by hosting Army West Point on Saturday, September 1. The Blue Devils will continue non-conference action in each of the next three weeks with road games at Northwestern (Sept. 8) and Baylor (Sept. 15) before entertaining N.C. Central for the Bull City Gridiron Classic on September 22.
The Blue Devils begin ACC play at home versus Virginia Tech on September 29. Following an open date, Duke sandwiches road games to Georgia Tech (Oct. 13) and Pittsburgh (Oct. 27) around a home affair against Virginia on October 20.
November features road trips to the two schools that played for the ACC Championship a season ago as Duke travels to meet reigning Coastal Division champion Miami on November 3 and to reigning league champion Clemson on November 17. In between, the Blue Devils will host rival North Carolina in the 105th meeting between the two schools on the gridiron.
Duke closes out the regular season at home against Wake Forest on November 24.
Duke’s 12 opponents combined for a 2017 overall record of 86-64 (.573) while seven of the 11 FBS opponents played in a bowl game a season ago.
The 14th annual Dr Pepper Atlantic Coast Conference Football Championship Game will be played on Saturday, December 1, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, N.C.
Season tickets will be available in early February at GoDuke.com/Footballtix.
2018 Duke Football Schedule (2017 Record; Bowl game result)
1 – ARMY WEST POINT (10-3; defeated San Diego State, 42-35, in the Lockheed Martin Armed Forces Bowl)
8 – at Northwestern (10-3; defeated Kentucky, 24-23, in the Franklin American Mortgage Music City Bowl)
15 – at Baylor (1-11)
22 – N.C. CENTRAL (7-4)
29 – VIRGINIA TECH (9-4; lost to Oklahoma State, 30-21, in the Camping World Bowl)
6 – Open date
13 – at Georgia Tech (5-6)
20 – VIRGINIA (6-7; lost to Navy, 49-7, in the Military Bowl presented by Northrop Grumman)
27 – at Pittsburgh (5-7)
3 – at Miami (10-3; lost to Wisconsin, 34-24, in the Capital One Orange Bowl)
10 – NORTH CAROLINA (3-9)
17 – at Clemson (12-2; lost to Alabama, 24-6, in the Allstate Sugar Bowl/CFP Semifinal)
24 – WAKE FOREST (8-5; defeated Texas A&M, 55-52, in the Belk Bowl)
The 2018 ACC Composite Schedule can be found here.