Michigan and Virginia Tech have scheduled a 2020-21 football series. (Derick E. Hingle-USA TODAY Sports)
The Michigan Wolverines and the Virginia Tech Hokies have scheduled a home-and-home football series for 2020 and 2012, both schools announced today.
In the first game of the series, Michigan will host Virginia Tech at Michigan Stadium in Ann Arbor on Sept. 19, 2020. The Hokies will host the second and final game at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg on Sept. 11, 2021.
Michigan and Virginia Tech met for the first and only time in the 2012 Allstate Sugar Bowl in New Orleans. The Wolverines beat the Hokies 23-20 after Brendan Gibbons hit a 37-yard field goal in overtime.
“I am pleased that Dave Brandon (Michigan AD) and I have been able to work out this agreement,” Tech Director of Athletics Jim Weaver said. “Michigan is the winningest college football program in the country, and it will be exciting to have the Wolverines come to Lane Stadium.”
Michigan is the third Big Ten on Virginia Tech’s future schedules. The Hokies have a home-and-home series with Ohio State in 2014 and 2015 and a series with Wisconsin in 2016 and 2017.
Virginia Tech now has three non-conference games set for the 2019 season and two for 2020. In 2019, Tech opens at home against Liberty (Sept. 5) and then hosts East Carolina (Sept. 12).
The Hokies are currently slated to open the 2020 season at home against Richmond.
Virginia Tech is the first announced opponent for Michigan for both the 2020 and 2021 seasons. The Wolverines have recently added home-and-home series vs. Arkansas (2018-19) and Utah (2014-15) and single games vs. BYU and Cincinnati.