Score, stats, analysis for Week 1 game (9/3/2017)

Virginia Tech begins its season against West Virginia at FedEx Field on Sunday, Sept. 3 at 7:30 p.m. ET.

The Hokies rank No. 21 in the AP poll while the Mountaineers are right on their heels at No. 22. It’s the first time the former Big East rivals will square off since 2005.

West Virginia leads the all-time series, 28-22-1. But from 1973-2005, the two schools played every year, and it was remarkable balanced with the Mountaineers winning 17 meetings, and the Hokies capturing the other 16.

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Virginia Tech-West Virginia: Live updates, score

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Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia game time, details

Date: Sept. 3, 2017

Time: 7:30 p.m. ET

Location: FedEx Field, Landover, Md.

Line: Virginia Tech (-4½)

What TV channel is Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia on?

The game will be televised on ABC.

How can I watch Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia online?

The game can be streamed via WatchESPN and the ESPN app with a cable or satellite subscription.

How can I listen to Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia on the radio?

Fans in Blacksburg can listen to the game on WBRW 105.3 FM. For a full list of Virginia Tech affiliates check here.

Virginia Tech vs. West Virginia preview, keys to the game

  1. Virginia Tech is coming off the program’s ninth 10-win season since joining the ACC and seemed rejuvenated from the Justin Fuente hire last year. The Hokies also went to their sixth ACC Championship Game and played well against the eventual national champion Clemson Tigers.
  2. Freshman Josh Jackson will be making the first start of his career. It will be the first time the Hokies start a freshman signal caller since Tyrod Taylor in 2007. It is also the first time a Hokies freshman signal caller will start the opener since Michael Vick in 1999. Interestingly, Jackson received a phone call from five-time Super Bowl winner and New England Patriots quarterback Tom Brady to prepare for the season opener.
  3. West Virginia also has an intriguing storyline at quarterback. Transfer quarterback Will Grier will be making his debut for the Mountaineers. During his last playing time in 2015, Grier directed Florida to a 6-0 start before he was suspended a full year for taking a banned substance. He’s since transferred to West Virginia and will have a clean start with the Mountaineers.

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