Virginia Tech opens the season with a road test against Boston College


The Virginia Tech football team opens the 2019 season on the road at Boston College on Saturday, August 31. Kickoff time at Alumni Stadium is set for 4 p.m. and the game will be broadcast on ACC Network.

• Virginia Tech opens the season on the road against an ACC foe for the season consecutive year as the Hokies visit Boston College (8/31). Tech will begin the season against the Eagles for the first time since 1995.
• Tech opened 2018 with a 24-3 win at Florida State (9/3/18).
• The Hokies have won their last two visits to Chestnut Hill, including a 23-10 win under Justin Fuente (10/7/17).
• Virginia Tech won two of its final three games to close out the 2018 season, while BC went 0-3 down the stretch after registering a 31-21 win at Lane Stadium (11/3/18).
• Virginia Tech is 8-4 in ACC road games under Fuente. BC is 7-16 in ACC home games under head coach Steve Addazio.  
• Saturday’s contest will be part of an opening weekend for the ACC Network, which launched on Aug. 22.
• Virginia Tech’s home opener will be vs. Old Dominion (9/7), while Boston College will host Richmond (9/7) next week.

• Saturday marks the 28th game between Virginia Tech and Boston College with the Hokies
leading the all-time series, 18-9.
• August 31st marks the second time that the Hokies and the Eagles have faced each other in a season opener. The first instance occurred on 9/7/1995 in Lane Stadium when BC handed Tech a 20-14 defeat.
• Tech would lose to Cincinnati the next week to begin the 1995 campaign 0-2 before going on to win 10-straight games, including a 28-10 win over Texas in the Sugar Bowl.
• This will be the first game between the two teams played in the month of August.
• Of the 34 shutouts in the Bud Foster Era, three have come against Boston College. The Eagles and Temple have been shut out the most times by the Hokies since 1987.
• The Hokies look to win their third straight game in Chestnut Hill for the first time since they won five-consecutive meetings at Alumni Stadium between 9/17/94 and 10/10/02.
• This series dates back to 1993 and the Hokies have won seven of the last 10 meetings.
• The Hokies lead the all-time series, 10-6, in ACC contests.
• Head coach Justin Fuente is 2-1 in his career against Boston College.
• Since joining the ACC, Virginia Tech is 3-0 in season openers against league opponents.
• Tech is 6-4-1 all-time against conference foes in season openers, dating back to a 14-0 loss vs. North Carolina on Oct. 6 1945.

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