The 2009 season opener between the Alabama Crimson Tide and the Virginia Tech Hokies, rumored for months, has now been made official. The two teams will face off in the 2009 Chick-fil-A College Kickoff at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta on Saturday, September 5.
In their 2008 season opener at the Georgia Dome, Alabama defeated the Clemson Tigers 34-10. The Crimson Tide went on to win their next 11 games before losing in the SEC Championship game to the Florida Gators.
Alabama and Virginia Tech have met a total of 11 times since 1932. The Crimson Tide are 10-1 against the Hokies. In their last meeting in the 1998 Music City Bowl, Virginia Tech defeated Alabama 38-7.