There is still some unfinished business left in 2023 for the Virginia Tech football team, but it’s never too early to start looking ahead to 2024.
Sunday, the ACC will announce which bowls their teams will attend following Saturday night’s championship game in Charlotte between Florida State and Louisville. There a several projections for the Hokies after their 55-17 win over Virginia last Saturday afternoon to finish the season at 6-6.
As we wait for word for the bowl game destination and opponent, let’s take an early peek at the 2024 schedule and the dates that have already been set for Virginia Tech.
Five dates are official for the 2024 Virginia Tech football schedule
Five dates are official for coach Brent Pry and the Hokies next season. Here are the five dates already penciled in,
- Aug. 31: at Vanderbilt
- Sept. 7: vs. Marshall
- Sept. 14: at Old Dominion
- Sept. 21: vs. Rutgers
- Nov. 30: vs. Virginia
The four non-conference games have their dates set and the times will be announced at a later date. Virginia Tech opens the season against Vanderbilt at Nissan Stadium, home of the Tennessee Titans, then returns home to play Marshall at Lane Stadium. A trip to Old Dominion one week later on Sept. 14, then they play the final non-conference game at home against Rutgers a week later. The Commonwealth Cup battle against Virginia will be played on Nov. 30 in the regular season finale.
The remaining dates need to be set for seven ACC games against the following teams,
- at Duke
- at Stanford
- at Miami
- at Syracuse
- vs. Boston College
- vs. Clemson
- vs. Georgia Tech
The ACC will announce dates sometime in 2024, but the conference schedule next season is an interesting one with home games against BC, Clemson, Georgia Tech, and Virginia. Clemson had a down season by their standards, Georgia Tech is a team on the rise, while Boston College and Virginia are games that Virginia Tech won on the road this year.
Road games at Syracuse, Miami, Duke, and ACC newcomer Stanford will provide a test for the Hokies as the Orange was beaten at Lane Stadium this season, and Duke is looking for a new coach after Mike Elko left for Texas A&M.
If the Hokies are going to take the next step in their rebuild under Pry, then at least eight wins should be the goal and they have the schedule to achieve that.