Virginia Tech returns to ESPN’s Thursday Night Football when the Hokies host Georgia Tech (10/25).
Since the inception of ESPN’s Thursday Night Football package in 1991, the Hokies are 23-9 (.719) in such contests. Those 32 Thursday night appearances are tied with Georgia Tech for the most among FBS programs. The Hokies own a perfect 6-0 mark in Thursday night games against Georgia Tech with the most recent such contest resulting in a 23-21 at Bobby Dodd Stadium (11/12/15) in Frank Beamer’s final season as Virginia Tech head coach.
Georgia Tech is the one ACC Coastal Division squad that current Virginia Tech coach Justin Fuente has faced previously and has yet to beat. GT won a 30-20 decision at Lane Stadium (11/12/16) and hit a 80-yard TD pass for the go-ahead score in a 28-22 victory last season in Atlanta (11/11/17). Both squads enjoyed an open date this past Saturday before Thursday night’s game. The Hokies are coming off a dramatic 22-19 win at UNC (10/13). GT suffered a 28-14 home loss vs. Duke (10/13), while Tech registered a 31-14 win at Duke (9/29) this season.
Thursday’s contest will mark Virginia Tech’s first ACC home game of the 2018 season.
Pregame begins at 6:00 PM and kick off is set for 7:30 PM on 103.3 FM WESR.
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