Virginia Tech at Ohio State In Primetime on ESPN


Nov 8, 2012; Blacksburg, VA, USA; Virginia Tech Hokies wide receiver Corey Fuller (83) celebrates in front of the ESPN camera after a touchdown catch in the second quarter at Lane Stadium. Mandatory Credit: Bob Donnan-USA TODAY Sports

Virginia Tech will face off against Ohio State in Columbus this fall in what is definitely the toughest game on the schedule right now and has the potential to be a top 25 matchup. This is a signature matchup between two very strong programs and while the Hokies have had a couple of rough season, the Hokies might just be primed to start rising back up beginning next season and then definitely in 2015 when the Buckeyes make a trip to Blacksburg. However, more big news came out today and this game will definitely end up with a lot of national attention.

Virginia Tech and Ohio State were already slated for the second Saturday of the season in 2014 before being in primetime at Lane Stadium on Labor Day in 2015. Now, the Hokies and Buckeyes will also be in primetime this fall as the game will be at 8:00 P.M. on ESPN. Normally, this would be a sign that this was the #2 game of the week but it is the top game that would have been on ABC if it wasn’t for the NASCAR Sprint Cup Series race in Richmond, Virginia.

This is a very good indicator that College Gameday might end up in Columbus for this game which would be for Virginia Tech football to be a part of College Gameday’s featured game even if it is on the road. This has always been a big game on the Virginia Tech schedule but an upset would be huge for the program and would show that Virginia Tech has been underrated so far. Either way, the Hokies should be able to avoid a blowout and make a quality impression on many recruits about the strength of the Virginia Tech program.

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