The Virginia Tech Hokies (3-0) face a classic trap game against the Old Dominion Monarchs (2-1) this Saturday. The No. 2 Clemson Tigers are up next for the Hokies, but don’t think for one second coach Justin Fuente will let his team lose focus.
This is the first time ever these two schools will face each other in football. After this game, Virginia Tech ends the season with eight conference contests.
Find the game time, TV channel and how to watch online information below:
Virginia Tech-Old Dominion details
Date: Saturday, Sept. 23
Time: 2 p.m. ET kickoff
Location: Lane Stadium, Blacksburg, Virginia
Weather: Sunny, high of 82 degrees
The line: VT -26.5
Which TV channel is Virginia Tech-Old Dominion on?
The Virginia Tech-Old Dominion game will be on ACC Network.
How can I watch Virginia Tech-Old Dominion online?
The Virginia Tech-Old Dominion contest can be watched online at WatchESPN
How can I listen to Virginia Tech-Old Dominion on the radio?
The Virginia Tech-Old Dominion game will be available on the radio at Virginia Tech IMG Sports Network, WBRW 105.3 FM.
Virginia Tech-Old Dominion preview, keys to the game
The national media is already looking ahead at a possible battle of unbeaten teams when Clemson visits Blacksburg on Sept. 30, but if that’s going to be a game between squads without blemishes, the Hokies must first take care of business against Old Dominion.
The idea of overlooking the Monarchs definitely should be on the minds of the Hokies players after they trailed 17-7 at the end of the first quarter against East Carolina last week. But Fuente’s team did start playing very well in the second quarter and scored the final 57 points of the contest to win, 64-17.
Despite the rough first quarter, Virginia Tech posted its third-most points in a game since 1987 and tied a school record with 675 yards of offense.
Senior wide receiver Cam Phillips has led the way for the offense. He has accounted for nearly 50 percent of the yardage output from Hokies receivers and leads the nation with 417 receiving yards. Against East Carolina, he set a new school record with 14 receptions.
Phillips has been a security blanket for redshirt freshman quarterback Josh Jackson, who continues to improve behind center. He owns a 64.7 completion percentage, 829 passing yards, 8 touchdowns and no interceptions in three games.
But once again, the Hokies will be playing without starting cornerback Adonis Alexander. He remains out with a team suspension.
Old Dominion faced Virginia Tech division rival – North Carolina – last week and lost 53-23, but head coach Bobby Wilder has the Monarchs headed in the right direction. He’s led Old Dominion to six winning seasons from 2009-16. In 2014, the Monarchs jumped to the FBS as a member of Conference USA and last season, Wilder coached the team to its first-ever bowl victory in the Bahamas Bowl.
Although this is the first ever meeting between the two programs, they better get used to each other because they are scheduled to face off 13 times over the next 16 years. Including last week’s loss against the Tar Heels, Old Dominion is 0-8 all-time against Power 5 schools.
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