For the first time in a decade, ESPN’s College GameDay is coming to Blacksburg.
The network officially announced what’s been assumed all week, that the traveling Saturday show will set up in Blacksburg for a matchup between No. 2 Clemson and No. 13 Virginia Tech on Sept. 30 at 8 p.m. on ABC.
Both teams are 4-0. The Hokies beat Old Dominion 38-0 on Saturday while the Tigers beat Boston College 34-7.
It’ll be a rematch of last year’s ACC title game in Orlando, where Virginia Tech gave eventual national champion Clemson a run for its money in a 42-35 loss.
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It’ll be the full GameDay crew’s first trip to Blacksburg since the 2007 opener against East Carolina, although that day — Virginia Tech’s first football game after the tragedy the previous April — had a much more somber mood.
This is GameDay’s 11th time doing a Virginia Tech game. The Hokies are 4-6 in previous games the show has done. Tech is 4-1 in home games, however.
The show’s most recent Virginia Tech game was last year’s Battle at Bristol against Tennessee.
You ready, Blacksburg?
We’re coming for @ClemsonFB vs @VT_Football! pic.twitter.com/cdUDfGnjqU
— College GameDay (@CollegeGameDay) September 24, 2017
Here’s a history of all of Virginia Tech’s appearances on GameDay. Lee Corso is 10-0 when making picks when the Hokies are involved with the show.
IT’S OFFICIAL!!! @CollegeGameDay is back in BBurg for their 6th appearance and 11th overall @HokiesFB game. #Hokies https://t.co/zxbpWJ1uF5 pic.twitter.com/rofeuh2VMM
— Damian Salas (@vthokie) September 24, 2017