NC State-Virginia Tech game pushed back two weeks to September 26

By Kevin Kelley -

The 2020 NC State Wolfpack at Virginia Tech Hokies football game has been pushed back two weeks to Saturday, September 26, both schools have announced.

The game, originally scheduled to be played on Saturday, Sept. 12, was pushed back due to an outbreak of the novel coronavirus 2019 (COVID-19) at NC State.

“We appreciate the ACC and Virginia Tech working together in partnership to move this game to a mutual open weekend,” said NC State Director of Athletics Boo Corrigan. “There’s no blueprint for what we’re all trying to navigate and we are grateful for everyone’s collaboration to make this work.”

NC State will now open the 2020 football season on Saturday, Sept. 19 at home at Carter-Finley Stadium in Raleigh, N.C., against Wake Forest. Virginia Tech will kickoff their slate on the same date at home at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg, Va., against in-state rival Virginia.

“After consultation with Atlantic Coast Conference officials, our counterparts at NC State and our campus leadership at Virginia Tech, the mutual decision has been made to move the football game between Virginia Tech and NC State at Lane Stadium to Saturday, Sept. 26,” a release from Virginia Tech stated. “Virginia Tech is now scheduled to open the 2020 football season on Saturday, Sept. 19 against the University of Virginia at Lane Stadium. We will continue to provide updates should any further changes to the 2020 schedule be deemed necessary.”

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