The Virginia Tech Hokies have scheduled a tentative 2018 game against the Marshall Thundering Herd, the school announced on Monday.
Virginia Tech will host Marshall at Lane Stadium in Blacksburg on Saturday, Dec. 1 and the game will be televised by ACC Network Extra at noon ET.
The game will only be played, however, if Virginia Tech beats Virginia this Friday, which will give the Hokies a 5-6 record and a chance to become bowl eligible with a win over Marshall.
If Virginia Tech does not beat Virginia, the Virginia Tech-Marshall game will not be played.
Per the Richmond Times-Dispatch, Virginia Tech will pay Marshall a $300,000 guarantee if the game is played or a $100,000 guarantee if the game it not played. The two schools have also agreed to schedule a future home-and-home football series as part of the deal, per the report.
Virginia Tech is adding the tentative Marshall game to replace their canceled contest against East Carolina earlier this season. Marshall’s game at South Carolina was also canceled, which provides the Thundering Herd with the opportunity to play Virginia Tech.