The Atlantic Coast Conference released its complete 2022 football schedule on Monday.
Brent Pry will make his debut as Virginia Tech head coach on either Friday, Sept. 2, or Saturday, Sept. 3 when the Hokies visit Old Dominion. Pry’s initial home game at Lane Stadium will come against ACC foe Boston College on Sept. 10. The Boston College contest will mark the first of six home games for the Hokies in 2022, a slate that features a Thursday night contest vs. West Virginia on Sept. 22.
Virginia Tech fans will get their first opportunity to see Pry’s squad at the 2022 spring game, which is set for 4 p.m. on Saturday, April 16. Further details for the event will be announced when they are finalized. The game will be broadcast live on the ACC Network.
The Hokies will begin their season on the road for the first time since 2019 when they travel to Norfolk to take on head coach Ricky Rahne and the Old Dominion Monarchs. Pry and Rahne are well acquainted after having coached together at Penn State under James Franklin.
For a third consecutive season, Tech’s home opener will come against an ACC opponent when Boston College visits Blacksburg. The Hokies are 19-11 all-time against their former Big East foes, including an 8-5 mark against the Eagles at Lane Stadium. The following week the Hokies will meet Wofford in the first-ever meeting between the two schools when the Terriers visit Lane Stadium on Saturday, Sept. 17.
Tech will host a Thursday night game for the first time since 2018 when West Virginia visits Blacksburg on Sept. 22 as the Hokies seek to reclaim the Black Diamond Trophy. The last time the Mountaineers visited Lane Stadium, the sixth-ranked Mountaineers departed with a 19-13 loss on Oct. 2, 2004. Tech is 3-1 in its last four meetings with West Virginia.
Virginia Tech’s 2022 home slate features a Commonwealth Cup matchup against Virginia on Nov. 26 to close out the regular season. The Hokies have won 21 of their last 23 meetings with the Cavaliers, including a streak of 11 straight victories at Lane Stadium. Tech posted a 29-24 win last season in Charlottesville.
The Hokies will also face ACC foes Miami (Oct. 15) and Georgia Tech (Nov. 5) in Blacksburg this season.
Three of Tech’s four ACC road games in 2022 will take place in “The Triangle,” composed of Raleigh, Durham, and Chapel Hill, N.C., marking the first time the Hokies have ever played road games at Duke, at North Carolina, and at NC State in a single season.
The Hokies open their conference road schedule at North Carolina on Oct. 1. Following an open date on Oct. 22, Tech will play at NC State on Thursday, Oct. 27, marking the first visit to Carter-Finley Stadium by the Hokies since a 41-30 win on Oct. 2, 2010.
Virginia Tech rounds out its trifecta of games in The Triangle with a matchup at Duke on Nov. 12. The Hokies own a combined 38-10 all-time record in ACC play against teams from the state of North Carolina: 15-3 vs. Duke, 14-4 vs. UNC, 5-1 vs. NC State and 4-2 vs. Wake Forest.
Virginia Tech’s 2022 road schedule also features an Oct.-8 contest at Pitt and a non-conference tilt on Nov. 19 at Liberty.
VIRGINIA TECH 2022 FOOTBALL SCHEDULE (home games in capital letters)
April 16 SPRING GAME
September 2 or 3 at Old Dominion
September 10 BOSTON COLLEGE
September 17 WOFFORD
September 22 WEST VIRGINIA (Thurs.)
October 1 at North Carolina
October 8 at Pitt
October 15 MIAMI
October 22 OPEN
October 27 at NC State (Thurs.)
November 5 GEORGIA TECH
November 12 at Duke
November 19 at Liberty
November 26 VIRGINIA