The ACC's 2013 college football schedule drops later today at 3 PM, but it would appear that the Wake Forest Athletics website has jumped the gun, publishing the Deacons schedule a few hours early. According to the Wake Forest website, the Demon Deacons are scheduled to travel to Chestnut Hill on Friday, September 6 for both school's ACC opener.
As previously announced, along with the ACC's new TV deal with ESPN came a commitment from both Boston College and Syracuse to host at least one Friday night home game a year. It would appear that, at a minimum, Wake Forest @ BC is that game this year. That's not all that bad all things considered. Wake Forest is one of the weaker Alumni Stadium draws so BC will hopefully then get Florida State, N.C. State and Virginia Tech on Saturday, minimizing the hit to attendance this year. With just a six game home schedule this season and coming off a 2-10 season, BC can use all the help it can get in the attendance department.
The home game against Wake Forest is also one of the more winnable home games for the Eagles this year. This gives BC the opportunity to get off to a fast start under first year coach Steve Addazio with the I-AA game against Stony Brook on August 31 followed by a Friday night game against the Demon Deacons.
Another thing we know, other than the 2013 Wake Forest schedule, is that the Eagles will not play on Thursday night this year. ESPN's Brett McMurphy is reporting that the ACC's Thursday night games this year include Clemson at N.C. State, Virginia Tech at Georgia Tech, Miami at North Carolina and Georgia Tech at Clemson.
Not a huge surprise that BC won't be featured on Thursday night this year, given the current state of the program. Though it was a bit surprising that neither Virginia Tech nor Florida State will have a home Thursday night game this season. This will mark the first year since 2005 the Seminoles haven't been featured on Thursday night.
McMurphy also confirmed that the conference had shifted its non-conference scheduling obligations around to stage a Florida State at Pittsburgh game on Labor Day Monday.
Check back at 3 PM for the full Boston College football schedule release.