Four games, Virginia Tech's non-conference games, were already set. But with the ACC releasing its schedule, the Hokies' 2017 slate is now complete.
Coach Justin Fuente and Virginia Tech have a marquee game to open the season, in West Virginia at FedEx Field and will host defending national champion Clemson at home. But for the second time in three seasons, there will be no Thursday night games at Lane Stadium, long a staple.
Instead, the Hokies' annual clash with in-state rival Virginia, is moving back to Black Friday. This season, that game will take place Nov. 24 at Virginia. Virginia Tech has won 13 straight games in that series, including a 52-10 blowout victory in 2016.
The Hokies will open their season Sept. 2 against West Virginia at FedEx Field in Landover, Md. The teams, old Big East foes who played for the Black Diamond trophy each season from 1973-2005, will play the first of a three-game series. The Mountaineers will host Virginia Tech in 2021, while the Hokies will play host in 2022.
Arguably the marquee game on the schedule will take place Sept. 30, however, when Virginia Tech hosts Clemson, which won the College Football Playoff national championship Jan. 9. That game will open the Hokies' ACC play. The Tigers defeated Virginia Tech 42-35 Dec. 3 in the ACC championship game. In the regular season, the teams last played in 2012 at Clemson, a 38-17 Tigers win. They last played at Lane Stadium in 2011.
Check out the full schedule below:
2017 Virginia Tech Football Schedule
Sept. 2 vs. West Virginia (FedEx Field - 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*