Vanderbilt schedules new series with ACC team
Vanderbilt has joined the recent trend of SEC teams scheduling future games with other Power 5 teams with a new series with an ACC team.
The Commodores will play Virginia Tech on Aug. 31, 2024, at Nissan Stadium in Nashville, and Aug. 30, 2025, in Blacksburg, Virginia. This news was first reported by FBSchedules.com. The programs have played nine times, but not since 1989 when Frank Beamer’s team knocked off Watson Brown’s team 18-0 in Blacksburg. Tech has won the last five games in the series dating back to 1983. The first meeting between the two squads took place in Nashville in 1930, a 40-0 win by the Commodores.
“Playing Vanderbilt in Nashville, in the relative near term, provides a drivable destination for our fans in a major market with a strong Tech alumni base,” Virginia Tech AD Whit Babcock said in an announcement from the school. “Vanderbilt should also be a nice draw and addition to our ticket packages in Blacksburg.”
This Vanderbilt series is the latest in a trend of SEC opponents for the Hokies. That addition brings the total of future games against SEC foes up to six contests for the Hokies. Earlier this fall, Babcock confirmed that Alabama and Ole Miss had both agreed to home-and-home games with the Hokies.
Vanderbilt, Virginia Tech to play in 2024, 2025 season openers.
Austin Peay, Eastern Kentucky added as future opponents.
— Vanderbilt Football (@VandyFootball) November 19, 2019