Takeaways from Virginia Tech football’s 2023 schedule

Takeaways from Virginia Tech football’s 2023 schedule

How the Hokies battle against Big Ten foes crucial to early momentum

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Virginia Tech football found out what its 2023 schedule entails earlier this week when the ACC revealed the fall roster for its 14 teams on the ACC Network.

Tech will even play six games at home and six on the road, while playing 11 of its 12 games on Saturday, with the sole exception of a fan-favorite Thursday night game inside Lane Stadium.

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Current season ticket holders must renew their tickets and Hokie Scholarship Fund donation by March 1, 2023 in order to participate in the annual seat upgrade process this spring.

While there’s plenty of time until the Hokies’ season opener at home to Old Dominion on Labor Day weekend, let’s take a look at some early storylines to keep an eye out for this fall. .

1) The start will be decisive. The majority of ACC teams typically face at least one conference team in their first four games of the season, but Virginia Tech, Miami (Florida) and Syracuse do not, as the trio will start their season playing four consecutive non-conference games. The Hokies, who haven’t played four consecutive non-conference games in six years, will be looking to accomplish the same feat as the 2017 team by going 4-0. They will face the 2022 Big Ten West division winner at Purdue at home on September 9, then play Rutgers the following week. To wrap up September, Tech will face Old Dominion (September 2) and Marshall (September 23), before starting ACC play against Pitt (September 30).

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2) Speaking of starting to play in the ACC, that’s no small feat. Tech will face Pitt (9-4, 5-3 ACC), Florida State (10-3, 5-3) and Wake Forest (8-5, 3-5) in consecutive weeks, scoring teams that have won 27 victories. there is a season.

3) Finally, Tech will have to be road warriors. The Hokies will play three of their last four games away from the friendly confines of Lane Stadium, marking the third consecutive season they have had to do so. While it’s not ideal, it’s happened six times since 2011 and the Hokies have done well, boasting a .500 or better winning percentage in all but one of those years. They will begin their road swing with a stop in Louisville, which welcomes a new head coach (Jeff Brohm), for the beginning of November, then head to Boston College the following week. Senior Day is Nov. 18 against NC State, then the Smithfield Commonwealth Clash closes out the regular season in Charlottesville on Nov. 25.

4) No-show in Tar Heel State. As most fans know, the majority of the founding members of the ACC are from North Carolina (established in 1953). Since the Hokies joined the ACC in 2004, they usually make a trip to North Carolina to face Duke, NC State, North Carolina or Wake Forest at least once. However, this season will not be the case and marks the first time that has happened since Tech joined the ACC. On the other hand, Tech will host the Demon Deacons and Wolfpack.

5) Another Thursday night game at Lane. Around this time last year, it was announced that the Virginia Tech-West Virginia game would be played on a Thursday night in Blacksburg. Technology gave birth to the Thursday Night concept somewhat in the 2000s and really made it a big deal for ESPN and college football fans nationwide. Having another one circled on the calendar for the Hokie faithful is music to their ears, literally – check out what it looks like below.

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