MIAMI (CBSMiami) – The Atlantic Coast Conference has finally released the University of Miami’s football schedule for the 2012 season and it’s going to be a tough road for the Canes.
Miami has just two home games set for the month of September with one being against lower division Bethune-Cookman and the other being on the final Saturday of the month against the North Carolina State Wolfpack.
Miami opens conference play with the first game of the season against the Boston College Golden Eagles. The game will be at Chestnut Hill, Massachusetts. One week later, the Canes go on the road to Manhattan, Kansas to play the Kansas State Wildcats.
After the home game against Bethune-Cookman, the Canes head back on the road to play the Rambling Wreck of Georgia Tech at Bobby Dodd Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia. Miami returns home to play the aforementioned NC State game before a huge midseason game.
On October 6, the Canes will travel to Chicago, Illinois to play the Notre Dame Fighting Irish. The game will be a regeneration of the old Catholics versus Convicts game from the 1980’s and 1990’s.
After the Notre Dame game, Miami gets a reprieve at home. The Canes play four of their next five games in the friendly confines of Sun Life Stadium.
Miami opens a home stand against the North Carolina Tar Heels on October 13 and then welcomes in arch-rival Florida State on October 20 for the annual battle between the bitter rivals.
Miami gets their first week off the weekend of October 27 as they prepare for another huge game against the Virginia Tech Hokies. Virginia Tech will play at Miami on November 1, which will be the Thursday night game for ESPN.
After Va. Tech, Miami heads on the road to play the Virginia Cavaliers and the returns home on November 17 for a return game against the University of South Florida.
Miami winds up their season on November 24 with a road game at the Duke Blue Devils in Durham, North Carolina.
The schedule’s release had been delayed several weeks after Florida State was left without an opponent when West Virginia bought it’s way out of a game in Tallahassee.
FSU filled West Virginia’s spot with a game against Savannah State University from Division I-AA.