DURHAM, N.C. – Seven total home dates and four contests against 2020 bowl game participants highlight the 2021 Duke football schedule released on Wednesday by the ACC office.
The Blue Devils kick off their season Saturday, September 4, on the road at Charlotte. Duke is then scheduled for three straight home games when North Carolina A&T (Saturday, September 11), Northwestern (Saturday, September 18) and Kansas (Saturday, September 25) come to Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium for non-conference matchups.
Duke shifts to ACC play to begin the month of October when it heads to North Carolina on the 2nd.
The Blue Devils then will host Georgia Tech (Saturday, October 9), before hitting the road again at Virginia (Saturday, October 16) and Wake Forest (Saturday, October 30). Duke's open date will be the week of the 23rd.
The Blue Devils close out the 2021 season with three-of-four home contests. Duke first welcomes Pittsburgh on Saturday, November 6, before traveling to Blacksburg, Va., on Saturday November 13 for its final road test at Virginia Tech. Louisville (Thursday, November 18) and Miami (Saturday, November 27) then make their way to Brooks Field at Wallace Wade Stadium to wrap up the regular season.
Information regarding season and single-game tickets will be announced at a later date.
2021 Duke Football Schedule (2020 Record; Bowl Game)
4 – at Charlotte (2-4)
11 – NORTH CAROLINA A&T (playing in spring, 2021)
18 – NORTHWESTERN (7-2; Big Ten West Champions; defeated Auburn, 35-19, in the Citrus Bowl)
25 – KANSAS (0-9)
2 – at North Carolina (8-4; lost to Texas A&M, 41-27, in the Capital One Orange Bowl)
9 – GEORGIA TECH (3-7)
16 – at Virginia (5-5)
23 – Open date
30 – at Wake Forest (4-5; lost to Wisconsin, 42-28, in the Duke's Mayo Bowl)
6 – PITTSBURGH (6-5)
13 – at Virginia Tech (5-6)
18 – LOUISVILLE (4-7)
27 – MIAMI (8-3; lost to Oklahoma State, 37-34, in the Cheez-It Bowl)