Syracuse's 2014 ACC schedule announced

Syracuse's ACC schedule was announced by the conference on Wednesday. Details inside.

Syracuse's ACC football schedule has been announced, giving more clarity to the Orange's 2014 slate. Head coach Scott Shafer is looking to lead his squad to a second straight bowl and take a step forward within the conference.

Syracuse opens ACC plan against Louisville at home on a Friday, October 3rd game. The following week they welcome defending national champion Florida State to the Carrier Dome. The Orange hit the road the following two weeks against Wake Forest and Clemson. Back to back home games follow against North Carolina State and Duke.

Syracuse then has a bye week before finishing the season with two road games. The first is against Pittsburgh. They will then face Boston College the weekend after Thanksgiving for the second consecutive season.

"We are focused on continuing the momentum from our third consecutive bowl win into the 2014 season, beginning with the home opener against Villanova," said head coach Scott Shafer in a release. "We play eight bowl teams from 2013, including five in the Carrier Dome in front of our home crowd. Preparations are already underway for the challenge that lies ahead."

Here is the 2014 Syracuse football schedule:

August 30th: Villanova
September 6th: Bye
September 13th: at Central Michigan
September 20th: Maryland
September 27th: Notre Dame (at MetLife Stadium)
October 3rd (Friday): Louisville
October 11th: Florida State
October 18th: at Wake Forest
October 25th: at Clemson
November 1st: N.C. State
November 8th: Duke
November 15th: Bye
November 22nd: at Pittsburgh
November 29th: at Boston College

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