DURHAM, N.C. -- Six total home dates, 11 contests against 2018 bowl teams and two tilts versus a pair of College Football Playoff participants from season ago highlight the 2019 Duke football schedule released on Wednesday by the ACC office.
Duke opens the 2019 campaign in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game against Alabama on Saturday, August 31 in Atlanta, Ga. The Blue Devils will continue non-conference action in each of the next two weeks with games at home versus North Carolina A&T (September 7) and on the road at Middle Tennessee (September 14).
Following the season’s first of two open dates, the Blue Devils begin ACC play at Virginia Tech on Friday, September 27. The month of October includes home tilts with Pittsburgh (October 5) and Georgia Tech (October 12) followed by road trips to face Virginia (October 19) and North Carolina (October 26).
November begins with an open date on November 2 and features three home contests against Notre Dame (November 9; TV: ACC Network), Syracuse (November 16) and Miami (November 30) along with a road game at Wake Forest (November 23).
Duke’s 12 opponents combined for a 2018 overall record of 98-59 (.624) and includes four squads that won 10-plus games (Alabama , North Carolina A&T , Notre Dame  & Syracuse ), three teams that captured division crowns of their respective conferences (Alabama [SEC West], Middle Tennessee [C-USA East] & Pittsburgh [ACC Coastal]) and two league champions (Alabama [SEC] & North Carolina A&T [MEAC]).
Tickets for the Duke-Alabama game are currently available at GoDuke.com/Footballtix. Season tickets will be available in early February.
2019 Duke Football Schedule
31 – *vs. Alabama (14-1; defeated Oklahoma, 45-34, in Capital One Orange Bowl/CFP Semifinal; lost to Clemson, 44-16, in CFP National Championship presented by AT&T)
7 – NORTH CAROLINA A&T (10-2; defeated Alcorn State, 24-22, in Air Force Reserve Celebration Bowl)
14 – at Middle Tennessee (8-6; lost to Appalachian State, 45-13, in R+L Carriers New Orleans Bowl)
21 – Open date
27 – at Virginia Tech (6-7; lost to Cincinnati, 35-31, in Military Bowl presented by Northrup Grumman)
5 – PITTSBURGH (7-7; lost to Stanford, 14-13, in Hyundai Sun Bowl)
12 – GEORGIA TECH (7-6; lost to Minnesota, 34-10, in Quick Lane Bowl)
19 – at Virginia (8-5; defeated South Carolina, 28-0, in Belk Bowl)
26 – at North Carolina (2-9)
2 – Open date
9 – NOTRE DAME (12-1; lost to Clemson, 30-3, in Goodyear Cotton Classic/CFP Semifinal)
16 – SYRACUSE (10-3; defeated West Virginia, 34-18, in Camping World Bowl)
23 – at Wake Forest (7-6; defeated Memphis, 37-34, in Jared Birmingham Bowl)
30 – MIAMI (7-6, lost to Wisconsin, 35-3, in New Era Pinstripe Bowl)
*Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game (Mercedes Benz Stadium; Atlanta, Ga.)