ACC announces football game times & networks for week 8

Charlotte, NC – The Atlantic Coast Conference and its television partners announced the following football game times and networks for October 21. Locally Pitt will play at Wake Forest at 3:30 pm and Virginia will be at North Carolina at 6:30 pm. NC State has the Saturday off and Duke will be going down to Florida State for a game that will start at either 7:30 pm or 8 pm.

Saturday, Oct. 21

  • Boston College at Georgia Tech, Noon ET on ACC Network
  • Pitt at Wake Forest, 3:30 p.m. ET on ACC Network
  • Virginia at North Carolina, 6:30 p.m. ET on The CW Network
  • Duke at Florida State, 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC or 8 p.m. ET on ACC Network – time and network designation after the games of 10/14
  • Clemson at Miami, 7:30 p.m. ET on ABC or 8 p.m. ET on ACC Network – time and network designation after the games of 10/14

ACC Notes

  • The ACC has three undefeated teams in Florida State (5-0), Louisville (6-0), and North Carolina (5-0) – tied for the most among any FBS conference. Three of the 13 undefeated teams in the FBS are in the ACC.
  • The ACC had six teams start the season at 4-0, which tied the SEC in 2012 for the most teams in a Power 5 conference to start 4-0 in a single season in the AP Poll Era (since 1936).
  • With another game announced for ABC for Week 8 (Oct. 21), the ACC will have six games on ABC’s “Saturday Night Football” – the most of any FBS conference – as well as 25 appearances on ABC, ESPN, and ESPN2 over the first eight weeks of the season.
    • To date, 18 ACC contests are scheduled for national ABC broadcasts, while the ACC Network will also feature 26 games.
    • Of the 18 full national ABC telecasts, 12 different league programs will be featured.
  • ACC football led the Power 5 in windows and average viewership on ABC through the first four weeks of the season.
    • In Week 1 of the 2023 season, the ACC captivated the national audience, averaging 5.1 million viewers – more than double all other conferences in the highest average per game viewership for the week.
    • Overall, the ACC was part of three of the top seven most-watched games for Week 1.
    • Through Week 2, the ACC had three home broadcasts with 4M+ viewers – no other conference had more than one.
  • Tickets are on sale now for the 2023 ACC Football Championship Game at 8 p.m. on Saturday, Dec. 2, at Bank of America Stadium in Charlotte, North Carolina. The 2023 ACC Football Championship Game will feature the top two teams based on the highest winning percentage in regular-season conference play. If necessary, the league’s tiebreaker policy will be used to determine the participants.