Coming off a 17-10 victory over No. 10 North Carolina to start the year, Virginia Tech football welcomes Middle Tennessee State to Lane Stadium today, Sept. 11, for a 2 p.m. kickoff on ACC Network Extra.
The Hokies (1-0, 1-0 ACC) registered a pivotal victory Friday night, their first win over a top-10 opponent since Sept. 6, 2014, when Tech took down eventual national champion and then-No. 8 Ohio State on the road. The Hokies defense swarmed Heisman-hopeful quarterback Sam Howell, forcing three interceptions and six sacks. Tech is now 28-0 under Justin Fuente when holding opponents to 20 points or fewer.
Hokies defensive back Chamarri Conner led the team with eight tackles and recorded the game-clinching interception with less than a minute left. Quarterback Braxton Burmeister moved to 4-1 as Tech’s starting quarterback. He connected with tight end James Mitchell for an 11-yard touchdown pass and ran for another touchdown from four yards out.
The Blue Raiders (1-0) come to Blacksburg for the first meeting between the teams following a 50-15 win over Monmouth. MTSU quarterback Bailey Hockman threw for 215 yards and three touchdowns while the Blue-Raider defense forced four turnovers.
Saturday, Sept. 11 – 2 p.m.; Lane Stadium; Blacksburg; vs. Middle Tennessee State (1-0).
Head coach: Rick Stockstill (16th season); record at MTSU: 95-92; career record: 95-92 (16th season); series record: first meeting; TV broadcast: ACC Network Extra; Play-by-play: Bill Roth; Analyst: Eddie Royal; local radio: Virginia Tech Sports Properties; Play-by-play: Jon Laaser; analyst: Mike Burnop; sideline: Wes McElroy.