Wake Forest Announces Slew Of Future Games
Wake Forest Director of Athletics Ron Wellman released a column at Wake Forest’s website detailing the football program’s future opponents. In total, 13 opponents were announced between 2016 and 2027.
“The ACC athletic directors have agreed that each ACC school will play a football non-conference opponent from the SEC, Big 10, PAC 12, Big 12 or Notre Dame or BYU annually,” said Wellman. He went on to say, “Ideally, we would like to play seven home football games each season. We have succeeded in scheduling seven home games in 2016, 2018, 2019 and 2020.”
The opponents will be a six-game series with Army, a home-and-home series with Vanderbilt, home games against Air Force and Northern Illinois, and three FCS teams.
Wake Forest will play home games against Army in 2016, 2022, and 2025. Army will be the home team in 2021, 2024, and 2026.
The Vanderbilt home-and-home series will take place in 2022 and 2023. Vanderbilt will be at home in 2022 while Wake Forest will get the return leg in 2023.
Air Force will visit Wake Forest in 2022 and Northern Illinois will do the same in 2021. The three FCS teams scheduled are Presbyterian in 2017, Liberty in 2018, and Elon in 2019.
Below are the tentative opponents from 2016 through the 2027 season. Note that not every year has been completely scheduled.
2016: Tulane, Delaware, Army, at Indiana
2017: Presbyterian, Utah State, at Appalachian State, at Notre Dame
2018: Liberty, Rice, Notre Dame, at Tulane
2019: Utah State, North Carolina, Elon, at Rice
2020: Tulane, Appalachian State, Notre Dame, at Old Dominion
2021: Old Dominion, Northern Illinois, at North Carolina, at Army
2022: Air Force, Army, at Vanderbilt
2023: Vanderbilt, at Notre Dame
2024: Ole Miss, at Army
2025: Army, at Ole Miss
2026: at Purdue, at Army