The Virginia Tech Hokies and the Rutgers Scarlet Knights have scheduled a future home-and-home football series for 2023 and 2024, both schools announced today.
In the first game of the series, Virginia Tech will travel to face Rutgers at High Point Solutions Stadium in Piscataway, NJ on Sept. 16, 2023. The Hokies will then host the Scarlet Knights at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg on Sept. 21, 2024.
Virginia Tech and Rutgers have met 15 times and the Hokies hold a 12-3 advantage in the series. The two schools last met in the 2012 Russell Athletic Bowl in Orlando, a game the Hokies won 13-10.
Virginia Tech Director of Athletics also announced a few other scheduling additions and changes due to the addition of games against Notre Dame.
East Carolina Series
The Hokies have added an additional four-game, home-and-home series with East Carolina. Virginia Tech will host ECU on Sept. 17, 2022 and Sept. 7, 2024 and will travel to face the Pirates on Sept. 23, 2023 and Sept. 20, 2025.
Penn State Series
Virginia Tech and Penn State were originally scheduled to play a home-and-home series in 2022 and 2023. The Sept. 17, 2022 game in Blacksburg has been moved up two seasons to Sept. 12, 2020, while the Sept. 16, 2023 game in University Park has been moved back two years to Sept. 6, 2025.
Virginia Tech and Wisconsin were scheduled to play a home-and-home series in 2019 and 2020. The Sept. 14, 2019 game in Madison has been moved to Sept. 14, 2024, while the Sept. 12, 2020 game in Blacksburg has been moved to Sept. 13, 2025.
“I am very pleased with our future scheduling,” Babcock said. “Jim Weaver, Coach Beamer and John Ballein were ahead of their time on advance scheduling and strength of schedule, which is so important in the new playoff structure. It’s nice to be the recipient of their proactive efforts and our fans and players will ultimately be the beneficiaries. We want to be the best and play the best. We want to bring marquee games to Lane Stadium. This schedule sets up very nicely for us over the next decade. We may make some slight tweaks, but, in general, we are set for the next 10 years.”