Clemson's football schedule was locked in Tuesday afternoon as the ACC released dates for the 2017 season.
SU's four-game nonconference slate, highlighted by a date with Louisiana State in Death Valley on September 23, had already been released. Florida State leads the way with three 5-star commits followed by Clemson, Miami, Virginia Tech, and Miami. It will be the first meeting against the Boilermakers since 1987, and the second time in three years that the Cards begin the season with a neutral-site game. And we will play that schedule with a quarterback in his first year as the starter.
"Overall it is a challenging schedule and as defending national champion".
"The open date is basically in the middle of the schedule like it was past year, so we don't have to play 10 straight weeks like we had to in 2015", Swinney said. Clemson will travel to Louisville for their first ACC game of the year on Sept 16.
Below is the full schedule with ACC games in bold. Clemson played at Boston College on a Friday in 2016. They will also be in Blacksburg, VA to face the Virginia Tech Hokies in an ACC Championship rematch on Sept 30. Syracuse's bye week falls on October 28 this year, Week 9 of the 2017 season.
UofL plays on the road against Florida State, Wake Forest, North Carolina and North Carolina State. The Citadel will come to Clemson for the final home game before Clemson travels to Columbia to face SC on November 25.
Clemson concludes the regular season with a pair of non-conference games.