Hokies Opener vs West Virginia Moves to Sunday, September 3rd
Blacksburg (WSLS-10 Sports) - The Hokies announced Friday that the season opener vs West Virginia has been moved to 7:30 p.m. Sunday September 3rd. The game is slated to be nationally televised by ABC.
"Thousands of our alums call Northern Virginia and the Capital Region their home, so the chance to play in an NFL stadium in front of so many Hokies should be a great experience for our players and our fans," says head coach Justin Fuente, courtesy of Virginia Tech's athletic department. "We're also excited to showcase our program on national TV for a primetime audience as we renew our rivalry with a talented and well-coached West Virginia team."
The game is the 52nd meeting between the two schools, with the series dating back to 1912. The two teams last played in 2005 in Morgantown with the Hokies winning 34-17. This season's game will mark Virginia Tech's fourth appearance at FedExField since 2004. Virginia Tech is coming off a 10-4 season which concluded with a Belk Bowl win over Arkansas, while West Virginia finished up 2016 with a 31-14 loss to Miami in the Russell Athletic Bowl.
2017 Virginia Tech Football Schedule
Sept. 3 – vs. West Virginia (FedExField; Landover, Md.)
Sept. 9 – Delaware
Sept. 16 – at East Carolina
Sept. 23 – Old Dominion
Sept. 30 – Clemson*
Oct. 7 – at Boston College*
Oct. 14 – OPEN
Oct. 21 – North Carolina*
Oct. 28 – Duke*
Nov. 4 – at Miami*
Nov. 11 – at Georgia Tech*
Nov. 18 – Pittsburgh*
Nov. 24 – at Virginia*
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