CHARLOTTESVILLE, Va. (CBS19 SPORTS) -- In 2019, the Virginia football team is going to open the regular season against a conference opponent for the first time in 16 years, and once again finish against Virginia Tech on Black Friday.
The ACC released its 2019 football schedule on Wednesday afternoon. UVA will kick off the season against reigning Coastal Division champion Pitt at Heinz Field on August 31. The Wahoos’ regular season will end at Scott Stadium against the Hokies on November 29. Virginia will play six other home games – and two other Friday games – in between.
The home schedule begins with a Friday game against William & Mary on September 6, which will feature former UVA coach Mike London’s return to Scott Stadium as first-year coach of the Tribe. That starts a three-game homestand for the Wahoos that also includes Florida State’s first visit to Charlottesville since 2010 on September 14, and the first-ever meeting between UVA and Old Dominion a week later.
UVA will end September with the program’s first-ever visit to Notre Dame Stadium to face the Fighting Irish, on September 28. After a bye week, the Wahoos will travel to Miami for a Friday game against the Hurricanes, and first-year head coach Manny Diaz on October 11. Duke will visit Scott Stadium on October 19, followed a week later by a road trip to Louisville to face another first-year ACC coach, Scott Satterfield.
The Cavaliers will open November with the regular season’s final road game, at North Carolina on November 2. UVA’s final three games will be at home, starting with Georgia Tech on November 9. Following a second bye week, the Wahoos will host Liberty on November 23 before the regular season finale against the Hokies.