Virginia Tech’s 2010 football schedule has been released. The Hokies open the season with a tough game against Boise State at FedExField, and November is filled with three consecutive games against three of the top teams in the ACC.
Here’s a look at the 2010 schedule. Kickoff times and television coverage have been set for only two of the games thus far.
2010 Virginia Tech
Football Schedule (home games in gray)
|Sep. 6 (Mon)||vs. Boise State @ FedExField||8 PM||ESPN|
|Sep. 11||James Madison (White out)||TBD||TBD|
|Sep. 18||East Carolina||TBD||TBD|
|Sep. 25||at Boston College||TBD||TBD|
|Oct. 2||at NC State||TBD||TBD|
|Oct. 9||Central Michigan||TBD||TBD|
|Oct. 16||Wake Forest||TBD||TBD|
|Nov. 4 (Thurs)||Georgia Tech||7:30||ESPN|
|Nov. 13||at North Carolina||TBD||TBD|
|Nov. 20||at Miami||TBD||TBD|
|Dec 4||ACC Championship Game
Bank of America Stadium, Charlotte, NC
For Future Virginia Tech Football Opponents
Tech’s opener will be a tough game against a Boise State team that returns 21 of 22 starters from last year’s undefeated team. Fortunately, the schedule cools down a bit after that meeting with the Broncos.
Tech will have just five days rest before their home opener against James Madison, but that shouldn’t be a problem. They’ll face an East Carolina team with a new head coach in week three, and the Hokies will be heavy favorites in that game.
Things toughen up a bit in the last week of September and first week of October. The Hokies will go on the road for the first time in the season with back-to-back games against Boston College and NC State. Tech had no trouble with either of those teams in Lane Stadium this year, but road trips could be another story.
Three straight home games against Central Michigan, Wake Forest and Duke are up after the road trips to BC and NC State. It will be the first time Wake Forest has visited Lane Stadium since ACC expansion. The Hokies should be heavy favorites in those three games as well, and that will set them up for a huge month of November.
The Hokies will have a week off following the Duke game, then they’ll host Georgia Tech on Thursday, November 4. Tech will have extra time to prepare for Paul Johnson’s option attack, and that could be critical.
Tech will have back-to-back road games against Miami and UNC following their home game with the Yellow Jackets. That three-game stretch in November could decide the ACC Coastal Division. As usual, the Hokies will end the season against in-state rival Virginia. This year’s game will be held in Lane Stadium.
TSL will have a closer analysis of Virginia Tech’s 2010 football schedule next week. For now, the TSL site has been updated with the new schedule (if you don’t see the proper menu offerings, hold down the CTRL key and refresh your browser). Please note that our Links page has not yet been updated with the 2010 schedule.