Virginia Tech’s 2012 football schedule has been released. The Hokies open with a Monday night game against Georgia Tech, and in late October and early November they face a critical three-game stretch that will decide their postseason fate.
Virginia Tech will host Georgia Tech on Monday night, September 3. The winner of this game has gone on to play in the ACC Championship Game ever since the game was created in 2005, so the winner of that early game will have a big advantage throughout the rest of the regular season.
Of course, that Georgia Tech game is just one of many challenges the Hokies will face throughout the season. They have a road game against Pitt, a solid Big East team, and they also face Cincinnati in FEDEX Field. As usual, their biggest competition will come later in the season.
Tech faces UNC in Chapel Hill on October 6. After hosting Duke on October 13, they’ll play at Clemson on October 20, at Miami on Thursday, November 1 and home against Florida State on Thursday, November 8.
UNC, Clemson, Miami and Florida State are very talented teams, and unfortunately three of those games will be on the road. It will be a significant challenge for the Hokies, but fortunately they bring back a veteran defense and one of the top quarterbacks in the country in Logan Thomas.
Tech then closes the season with a road game at Atlantic crossover rival Boston College and a home game with in-state rival UVA.
We’ll have a closer look at Tech’s 2012 football schedule tomorrow.