Hokies Release 2008 Football Schedule

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The ACC released the 2008 football schedules on Friday afternoon, including
Virginia Tech’s schedule, and the rumored 12th opponent turned out to be true: The Hokies will be playing Western Kentucky in Blacksburg on October 4. The schedule features two Thursday night games, as usual, and three November ACC home games.

Here is how Tech’s schedule looks next year.


2008 Virginia Tech
Football Schedule

Date

Opponent

Aug. 30

East Carolina (Charlotte)

Sept. 6

Furman

Sept. 13

Georgia Tech

Sept. 20

at North Carolina

Sept. 27

at Nebraska

Oct. 4

Western Kentucky

Oct. 18

at Boston College

Oct. 25

at Florida State

Nov. 6

Maryland (Thursday)

Nov. 13

at Miami (Thursday)

Nov. 22

Duke

Nov. 29

Virginia

The Hokies have a tough road schedule ahead of them. Besides making trips to
Nebraska, Florida State, Miami, and Boston College, Tech also must travel to
take on North Carolina in the month of September.

The home schedule is highlighted by home games against Georgia Tech and
Virginia, as well as a Thursday night game against Maryland. This will be the
third time the Terps and Hokies have faced off since ACC expansion. The two
previous meetings were also on Thursday, with Tech winning both games easily.
Both Thursday night games will be at 7:30 on ESPN.

The trend around the ACC this year is schools playing two 1-AA teams. The
Hokies play 1-AA Furman, and they also play Western Kentucky, who is in the
middle of their transitional phase from 1-AA to 1-A. The Hokies are playing them
because Bowling Green, originally on the 2008 schedule, opted out of their
contract to come to Blacksburg.

Florida State, Georgia Tech and Clemson are also playing two 1-AA teams. FSU
will take on Western Carolina and UT-Chattanooga, Georgia Tech will face
Jacksonville State and Gardner-Webb, while Clemson has The Citadel and South
Carolina State.

Virginia Tech is the defending champion of the ACC. They will attempt to
defend their championship in 2008 without the services of numerous senior
starters, including Vince Hall, Xavier Adibi, Eddie Royal, Chris Ellis, and many
others. There will be a lot of new blood in Tech’s lineup, as well as a
challenging road schedule, but the opportunity is there to repeat.

TSL will update its various schedule pages by the end of the afternoon.

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