The Alabama Crimson Tide will face the Virginia Tech Hokies in the 2013 Chick-fil-A College Kickoff, the Chick-fil-A Bowl officially announced today.
The game, which was revealed last week, is a rematch of the 2009 Chick-fil-A College Kickoff when No. 5 Alabama defeated No. 7 Virginia Tech 34-24.
“Alabama and Virginia Tech are consistently two of the top teams in the country and there is no question that Nick Saban and Frank Beamer are two of the top coaches in the country,” said Gary Stokan, Chick-fil-A Bowl president and CEO. “This match-up will be the best kickoff to college football, especially with the grand opening of the new College Football Hall of Fame and the enshrinement ceremonies that weekend.”
Tickets will be divided equally between Alabama and Virginia Tech, creating a true neutral field game. The game will be nationally broadcast by either ABC or ESPN.
The Chick-fil-A College Kickoff is an annual college football game played the first week of the season at the Georgia Dome in Atlanta. This year’s game features Boise State vs. Georgia.
Listed below is the Chick-fil-A College Kickoff schedule through 2014 (there are two games in 2012):
- 2011 – Boise State vs. Georgia
- 2012 – NC State vs. Tennessee
- 2012 – Auburn vs. Clemson
- 2013 – Alabama vs. Virginia Tech
- 2014 – Boise State vs. Ole Miss