BLACKSBURG, Va. (HokieSports.com) – The Atlantic Coast Conference confirmed on Monday that Virginia Tech's season-opening football game against North Carolina will kick off in primetime on Friday, Sept. 3 at Lane Stadium. The kickoff time and televising network will be announced at a later date.
Tech's game against the Tar Heels will mark the first of seven games at Lane Stadium in 2021. In addition to ACC home games with Pitt (Oct. 16), Syracuse (Oct. 23) and Duke (Nov. 13), the Hokies will also host Notre Dame (Oct. 9), Middle Tennessee State (Sept. 11) and Richmond (Sept. 25) in Blacksburg.
Virginia Tech will begin the season with North Carolina for the first time since 1946. The two teams also opened the 1898 and 1945 seasons against one another. In a series that dates back to 1895, the Hokies own a 24-13-6 all-time advantage against the Tar Heels. Tech has won its last two home meetings against North Carolina, including the longest game in ACC history, a six-OT, 43-41 victory in 2019.
Tech's ACC road schedule features contests at Georgia Tech (Oct. 30), at Boston College (Nov. 6) and at Miami (Nov. 20). The Hokies will close out the regular season with a Commonwealth Clash game at Virginia on Nov. 27.
VIRGINIA TECH 2021 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE
September 3 NORTH CAROLINA
September 11 MIDDLE TENNESSEE STATE
September 18 at West Virginia
September 25 RICHMOND
October 2 OPEN
October 9 NOTRE DAME
October 16 PITT
October 23 SYRACUSE
October 30 at Georgia Tech
November 5 at Boston College
November 13 DUKE
November 20 at Miami
November 27 at Virginia
December 4 ACC Championship Game – Charlotte, NC
HOME GAMES IN ALL CAPS – Schedule as of April 12, 2021 and subject to change