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NC State football schedules non-conference games vs. Virginia

On3 imageby:Ethan McDowell05/15/24


NC State football will play non-conference games against Virginia in 2025 and 2026, the program announced Wednesday morning. The conference rivals will compete twice in contests that do not count toward the ACC title race, and the dates have yet to be determined.

Last year, the league released its new scheduling model that established NC State’s conference opponents for the next seven seasons through 2030. The Wolfpack and Cavaliers were not scheduled to play against each other until 2027.

Now, NC State will face off against its fellow ACC member school in a pair of non-league games. Virginia will travel to Raleigh in 2025 and the Pack returns to Charlottesville the following year. NC State is on a three-game winning streak against the Cavaliers, most recently defeating UVA on the road during the 2023 season.

The Wolfpack is now scheduled to play 13 games in 2025 and 2026, which means the program will have to drop one of its other non-conference matchups for those seasons. In 2025, NC State is scheduled to host East Carolina and Campbell while traveling to Notre Dame and Appalachian State.

The Mountaineers, Florida and Richmond will visit Carter-Finley Stadium in 2026, and the Pack will also hit the road for a matchup against Vanderbilt and now Virginia.

Here are all of the Wolfpack’s future opponents, courtesy of’s 2023 scheduling release story from Noah Fleischman.


Home: Duke, Stanford, Syracuse, Wake Forest

Away: Cal, Clemson, Georgia Tech, UNC

Non-conference opponents: Western Carolina (8/31), Tennessee (9/7 in Charlotte), Louisiana Tech (9/14) and Northern Illinois (9/28)


Home: Florida State, Georgia Tech, UNC, Virginia Tech

Away: Duke, Miami, Pittsburgh, Wake Forest

Non-conference opponents: East Carolina (8/30), at Appalachian State (9/6), Campbell (10/4), at Notre Dame (TBA), Virginia (TBD)


Home: Cal, Duke, Louisville, Wake Forest

Away: Florida State, UNC, Stanford, Virginia Tech

Non-conference opponents: Florida (9/5), Richmond (9/12), at Vanderbilt (9/19), Appalachian State (9/26), at Virginia (TBD)


Home: Clemson, Miami, UNC, Pittsburgh

Away: Duke, Syracuse, Virginia, Wake Forest

Non-conference opponents: North Carolina A&T (9/11), at Texas Tech (9/18)


Home: Boston College, Duke, SMU, Wake Forest

Away: Cal, Clemson, Louisville, UNC

Non-conference opponents: at East Carolina (9/2), Vanderbilt (9/16), Campbell (9/23), at Troy (9/30)


Home: Miami, UNC, Pittsburgh, Virginia

Away: Duke, Florida State, SMU, Wake Forest

Non-conference opponents: at USF (9/8), Notre Dame (10/6)


Home: Duke, Louisville, Stanford, Wake Forest

Away: Boston College, UNC, Pittsburgh, Virginia Tech

Non-conference opponents: Charlotte (9/7), at South Carolina (9/14)

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