Alabama to face Virginia Tech in 2013 Chick-fil-A College Kickoff

By Kevin Kelley -

Chick-fil-A College KickoffThe Alabama Crimson Tide will face the Virginia Tech Hokies in the 2013 Chick-fil-A College Kickoff, has reported.

The Chick-fil-A College Kickoff is an annual college football game played the first week of the season at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. This year’s game features Boise State vs. Georgia.

Hokies athletic director Jim Weaver confirms what Virginian-Pilot beat dude Kyle Tucker first unearthed last week, that Tech has agreed to open 2013 against Alabama in the Chick-fil-A Kickoff Game at the Georgia Dome.

The official announcement will come from Atlanta game organizers.

Alabama has been slated to play in the game for some time against an ACC opponent. The Hokies have agreed and have shuffled their future schedules as a result.

Virginia Tech’s non-conference schedule in 2013 was complete, so they had to postpone a 2012-13 home-and-home football series with East Carolina in order to play the Crimson Tide. Tech and ECU will now play in 2016 and 2017.

The 2012 game against the Pirates was the home season-opener, so the Hokies will more than likely schedule an FCS team to fill that slot.

Tech’s 2013 non-conference schedule now looks like this: vs. Alabama (likely 08/31), Western Carolina (09/07), Pittsburgh (09/14) and Marshall (09/21). The Chick-fil-A game against Virginia Tech is the first non-conference game scheduled for the Crimson Tide in 2013.

Listed below is the Chick-fil-A College Kickoff schedule through 2014 (there are two games in 2012):

  • 2011 – Boise State vs. Georgia
  • 2012 – NC State vs. Tennessee
  • 2012 – Auburn vs. Clemson
  • 2013 – Alabama vs. Virginia Tech
  • 2014 – Boise State vs. Ole Miss

Football Schedules:

  1. Maximillian
    June 28, 2011 at 6:40 pm

    Roll Tide!

  2. Max
    June 29, 2011 at 2:05 pm

    Go Hokies, get your revenge on the Tide!

  3. Joe
    June 29, 2011 at 2:19 pm

    Roll Tide! Haha just kidding…GO HOKIES!!!!!!

  4. George
    August 15, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Go Hokies!

    Roll over the tide!

  5. Matt
    November 25, 2011 at 11:10 pm

    Roll Tide!!! Roll the Hokies!

  6. Anonymous
    July 1, 2012 at 10:43 am

    go hokies

  7. HokieHi
    September 7, 2012 at 2:35 pm

    Tide can roll…their tongues over deeez Hokie Nutz!!

  8. Anonymous
    February 19, 2013 at 7:53 am

    Go Hokies!!!!!!!!

  9. hokie's suck
    June 10, 2013 at 12:03 pm

    hokies dont have a chance against bama,i bet they dont even score a touchdown against bama’s defense,the sec is the best and bama is on top..roll tide,and what is a hokie anyway