ACC Releases Virginia Tech Football’s Schedule for 2018 Season

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Virginia Tech’s 2018 schedule seems about as manageable as one could expect. (Photo by Ivan Morozov)

No long road trips, a home game vs. Notre Dame, a Thursday night home game in Lane Stadium, UVA on Black Friday at home, and two straight home games to finish the season. Those are the big takeaways from Virginia Tech’s 2018 schedule, which was announced in full on Wednesday.

Here is Virginia Tech’s full 2018 schedule.

Sept. 3 (Mon.) — at Florida State (8 PM, ESPN)

Sept. 8 — vs. William and Mary

Sept. 15 — vs. East Carolina

Sept. 22 — at Old Dominion

Sept. 29 — at Duke

Oct. 6 — vs. Notre Dame

Oct. 13 — at North Carolina

Oct. 20 — Open Date

Oct. 25 (Thurs.) — vs. Georgia Tech

Nov. 3 — vs. Boston College

Nov. 10 — at Pittsburgh

Nov. 17 — vs. Miami

Nov. 23 (Fri.) — vs. Virginia (ESPN, time TBD)

Virginia Tech will have plenty of intriguing games in 2018. Not only do the Hokies open the season at Florida State in prime time, Tech will host Notre Dame in early October, and also host Georgia Tech for a Thursday night showdown inside Lane Stadium. The Hokies get to play inside Lane Stadium twice to wrap up the 2018 schedule, and each game will be of the utmost importance — Miami and Virginia.

Virginia Tech’s opener vs. Florida State will be the first meeting between the two schools since 2012, when Florida State defeated the Hokies in Blacksburg. The Seminoles are coming off a disappointing 7-6 season, thanks to both poor play and a season-ending injury to quarterback Deondre Francois. Jimbo Fisher left Tallahassee for the head coaching job at Texas A&M, allowing Florida State to hire Willie Taggart.

After the tough opener at Florida State, Tech will play three straight non-conference games vs. lesser competition. The Hokies will host FCS William and Mary, an opponent Tech hasn’t played since 2014. Tech then hosts East Carolina, who lost to Virginia Tech 64-17 in 2017. Virginia Tech then takes a road trip to the 757 to play Old Dominion, the first time the Hokies will play at Old Dominion and just the second ever meeting between the two schools.

Tech will travel to Duke in their second ACC matchup, another installment in a series that has been very close in recent years. That game comes a week before Virginia Tech hosts Notre Dame, who finished the 2017 season at 10-3 and 11th in final AP Top 25.

After facing the Fighting Irish, Virginia Tech will resume their ACC slate. The Hokies will travel to Chapel Hill to face North Carolina, a team the Hokies dispatched easily in 2017 by a score of 59-7. Virginia Tech then gets a bye week before hosting Georgia Tech in a Thursday night battle inside Lane Stadium. The Yellow Jackets have won three of the last four in the series.

After a home date vs. Boston College, the Hokies will face Pittsburgh at Heinz Field. Virginia Tech won for the first time at Heinz Field in 2016, knocking off Pittsburgh 39-36.

Virginia Tech’s final two games of the season are both inside Lane Stadium. The Hokies will host Miami on Nov. 17 in a critical matchup of Coastal Division powers, and the result of this game could decide the winner of the Coastal. Tech knocked off Miami in Lane in two years ago 37-16, but lost at Miami in 2017 by a score of 28-10.

To finish the regular season, Virginia Tech will host in-state rival Virginia on Black Friday. It will be the third time in five years that the two teams have played on Black Friday. Virginia Tech has won 14 straight over the ‘Hoos, winning 10-0 in Charlottesville in 2017.

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    1. The best part of that picture is that it reminds me that they messed up and set off the fireworks before OK State ran out of the tunnels. Don’t know if it showed up on tv, but it was very anticlimactic and I honestly felt bad for them.

  1. Where can I buy one of the 50 tickets available for the @ODU game? Their entire stadium amounts to basically our West stands!

    1. there are a few season ticket holders on our boards who have been pushing this game big time…ask one of them ;>)

  2. Awesome schedule.

    Lane on Thursday to get Coach Fuente’s 1st Win vs VT.

    Oct to welcome Notre Dame, perfect conditions for night game

    Late Nov game to welcome the Hurricanes to Blacksburg.

    Black Friday to go 15-0.

    757 game and NC2VT home games in Wallace wade and Keene Stadium.

    Schedule lays out very nice!

    Up 1st Willie and his crew from Tallahassee

    Let’s Go…Hokies!!!!

    1. God….its a shame but Coach Fuente and staff seem like they need the extra time. They keep over thinking and underestimating their matchup with Coach Paul. Thursday night will have everyone’s eye balls. I hope we are ready this time.

      1. you have to have solid line play to beat them…we have not come to play the past two years under Fuente.

  3. Great home schedule…..Play Notre Dame on my birthday…will be there 🍺 , and 2 weeks to get ready for Ga. Tech who we have to beat …please !!!!!!

  4. Flunky State is a fairly long road trip for folks in Virginia and we have beat the Hoos in 14 consecutive games.

    1. Hey watch it buddy…….my contacts tell me Flunky State is also referred to as Free Shoe University but you didn’t here that from me 🙂

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