Wake Forest Announces 2018 Football Schedule
Jan. 17, 2018
By Wake Forest Athletic Communications (@WakeFB)
WINSTON-SALEM, N.C. -- Wake Forest will play seven home games at BB&T Field in 2018 as the Atlantic Coast Conference on Wednesday released the football schedules for all ACC teams.
Included in Wake Forest's schedule is a record five-game homestand and three Thursday night games, two of them on the road.
Wake Forest will open the 2018 season at Tulane on Thursday, Aug. 30. This game marks a rematch of the 2016 season-opener when the Deacons prevailed 7-3 at BB&T Field.
The Demon Deacons will then play five straight home games at BB&T Field. The Deacons host Towson on Sept. 8, open ACC play with Boston College on Thursday, Sept. 13, then host Notre Dame (Sept. 22), Rice (Sept. 29) and Clemson (Oct. 6) all at BB&T Field.
The Towson contest marks the first meeting between the two schools. Notre Dame's trip to BB&T Field will mark the second time the Irish have visited Wake Forest and the first since 2011. Wake Forest played Rice in 1989 and 1990 coming away with a tie and a loss.
Wake Forest has an open date on Oct. 13 before embarking on back-to-back road games at Florida State on Oct. 20 and at Louisville on Oct. 27.
The Deacons return home on Nov. 3 to play Syracuse then travel to Raleigh for a Thursday night game at NC State on Nov. 8.
The final home game of the season on Nov. 17 will be Wake Forest's first-ever meeting with Pittsburgh. The regular season concludes on Nov. 24 at Duke.
Wake Forest's five-game homestand will be the longest in school history. The Demon Deacons played four straight home games in 2004.
The three Thursday games also marks a modern era program high. The Deacons played three Friday games and a Thursday contest in 1946.
All game times and television networks will be announced at a later date.
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