BLACKSBURG, Va. — The Washington Redskins have announced that Virginia Tech and Boise State University will square off at FedExField in an intersectional football matchup on Saturday, October 2, 2010.
“We are excited to have two premier collegiate football programs compete at FedExField,” Redskins Chief Operating Officer Mitch Gershman said. “There is a significant Virginia Tech alumni base in the Washington Metropolitan area, which have the opportunity to watch the 2008 ACC champion Hokies play the 2008 WAC champion Boise State Broncos. We are actively pursuing high-profile college football games and other exciting events at FedExField.”
The game will be the first ever football meeting between the two schools. The Hokies will be the home team for the game with the television rights belonging to the Atlantic Coast Conference.
“We are excited to have yet another opportunity to play an outstanding football program in a non-conference contest,” Tech Director of Athletics Jim Weaver said. “This also provides us with another chance to play in the Washington, D.C. area in one of the great stadiums in the country.”
Tech played the University of Southern California at FedExField in the 2004 Black Coaches Association Football Classic. The top-ranked Trojans won that game 24-13.
Information on tickets and kickoff time for the Tech-Boise State game will be released at a later date.
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