Virginia Tech football is set to take on West Virginia in Morgantown for the first time since 2005.
There are two massive rivalries for this Virginia Tech football program, West Virginia and Virginia. On Saturday for the first time in four years, the Hokies will face off with the Mountaineers when they hit the road for their first away game this season.
It will be a tough environment for this Hokies team to go into for their first away game and it will be a sold-out crowd on Saturday.
We take a look at the series history with the Mountaineers and the most recent matchups.
These teams have been going head to head since 1912, the first meeting was a 41-0 Hokies victory. Virginia Tech football holds a 23-28-1 record against the Mountaineers. The Hokies are currently on a three-game win streak and have won seven of the last 10 meetings.
Morgantown is a tough place for Virginia Tech to play, 16 of their 28 losses to West Virginia have come in Morgantown.
The last meeting between these two teams was at a neutral site in Landover, Maryland in 2017. It was a bit of a back and forth game but the Hokies scored 21 in the second half to secure a 31-24 win and take home the Black Diamond Trophy.
Will Grier was the quarterback at the time for West Virginia, he threw for 371 yards, three touchdowns, and an interception in the loss.
For Virginia Tech, Josh Jackson threw for 235 yards and a touchdown but he also rushed for 106 yards and a touchdown. The Hokies had 246 yards total yards rushing in that one as well.
Last meeting in Morgantown
Virginia Tech hasn’t played in Morgantown since 2005 when they picked up a 34-17 win. In 2005, Marcus Vick was the starting quarterback and he went 15-17, 177 yards, and two touchdowns. The Hokies had an impressive running game in that one as well with 232 rushing yards and two touchdowns. Tech’s defense was also a storyline as they only allowed 103 yards through the air in that game.