ACC announces Virginia Tech football's 2011 schedule
Some have been anxiously awaiting the announcement of next year's football schedule in order to make travel plans for the 2011 season. So without further adieu, here's a rundown of Virginia Tech's schedule, as announced Monday afternoon by the ACC:
Sept. 3 vs. Appalachian State
Sept. 10 at East Carolina
Sept. 17 vs. Arkansas State
Sept. 24 at Marshall
Oct. 1 vs. Clemson
Oct. 8 vs. Miami
Oct. 15 at Wake Forest
Oct. 22 vs. Boston College
Oct. 29 at Duke
Nov. 10 at Georgia Tech (Thursday)
Nov. 17 vs. North Carolina (Thursday)
Nov. 26 at Virginia
A few things to take note of now that the schedule has been officially released:
1) The past two seasons Virginia Tech opened its schedule with high profile matchups against Alabama and Boise State at neutral sites. In 2011, the Hokies take the more traditional route and face Appalachian State at Lane Stadium -- although we all remember what happened last time Hokies fans penciled in a home win over a I-AA opponent.
2) Perhaps more importantly, with Virginia Tech likely breaking in new quarterback Logan Thomas, the early season schedule is much easier than in previous seasons. The combined record of the Hokies' non conference foes last year (Appalachian State, East Carolina, Marshall and Arkansas State) was 25-25.
3) If we're going on last year's records, the entire schedule in general is quite soft. Just four teams -- Appalachian State, Miami, Boston College and North Carolina -- finished the 2010-11 season with a winning record.
4) For a second consecutive season, Virginia Tech decided to schedule its open date before it faced the option-based offense of Georgia Tech in a Thursday night game. This year, though, the game takes place in Atlanta and will be followed the next week with another Thursday night affair against North Carolina at Lane Stadium. It seems weird that ESPN would want this, but I doubt many Hokies fans will be complaining.
| February 14, 2011; 2:05 PM ET
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