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February 25, 2013

Schedule Released

CHESTNUT HILL, Mass. - Four Atlantic Coast Conference home games against Wake Forest (Friday, Sept. 6 at 8 p.m.), Florida State (Sept. 28), Virginia Tech (Nov. 2) and North Carolina State (Nov. 16) and two visits from non-league opponents Villanova (Aug. 31) and Army (Oct. 5) highlight the 2013 Boston College football schedule, the league announced on Monday.

Boston College will host Villanova and Wake Forest to open the season and will travel to Los Angeles to face Southern California (Sept. 14) in week three before an open date on Sept. 21. The team's season-opening game against Villanova will mark the first meeting between the teams since 1980 and the 46th in series history. The Eagles' ACC opener against the Demon Deacons will be televised to a national audience on either ESPN or ESPN2.

Following the bye week, the Eagles will host Florida State, the defending ACC and Orange Bowl champions, for a Parents' Weekend game on Sept. 28. BC will host Army on Oct. 5 before facing its next two opponents - Clemson (Oct. 12) and North Carolina (Oct. 26) - on the road. Clemson finished 11-2 and earned a No. 10 ranking in last fall's final Associated Press Poll.

November's five-game slate begins with a home date against the Hokies on Nov. 2, a road trip to New Mexico State (Nov. 9) for the first meeting between the Eagles and Aggies, and the home finale against NC State on Nov. 16.

BC will travel to Maryland on Nov. 23 and conclude the 2013 regular season at Syracuse on Nov. 30.

All totaled, the 2013 schedule features six opponents that participated in bowl games last season and two opponents ranked in the final Associated Press Top 25/USA Today Coaches poll - Florida State (10/8) and Clemson (11/9).

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