Entering the 2015-16 NCAA college football season, there is only one team in the country that can boast that they defeated last year’s College Football Playoff Champions, the Ohio State Buckeyes. That team is the Virginia Tech Hokies, who defeated the Buckeyes at Ohio Stadium during the first two weeks of last season.
The 35-21 victory was by far and away the Hokies’ best victory from a year ago, in addition to their wins against Virginia, Duke and Cincinnati. The Hokies open this season’s slate with another match against the Buckeyes, searching for the same results against the unanimous No. 1 team in the AP preseason poll.
Virginia Tech isn’t a popular pick to crash the second-ever College Football Playoff, as their odds to win the whole thing are 110-1, grouped with the likes of Oklahoma State, Nebraska, Mississippi State and Kansas State.
With the season fast approaching, below is a look at some of the key games for the Hokies and the ones that fans are looking forward to the most. The average prices and get-in prices posted for Virginia Tech tickets on the secondary market are provided by TiqIQ.com.
9/7/2015 | Virginia Tech Hokies vs. Ohio State Buckeyes | Lane Stadium | Average Price: $326.46 | Get-in Price: $46
11/28/2015 | Virginia Cavaliers vs. Virginia Tech Hokies | Scott Stadium | Average Price: $112.55 | Get-in Price: $43
9/26/2015 | Eastern Carolina Pirates vs. Virginia Tech Hokies | Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium | Average Price: $101.32 | Get-in Price: $44
The most expensive tickets to a Hokies game this season are against the defending National Champions, this time at Lane Stadium in front of the Virginia Tech home crowd. If fans are going to visit campus for a game, this is the one to be at. Hipmunk.com has cheap airline tickets for those wanting to see the Hokies take on the champs.
The Hokies try for a road victory at Scott Stadium when they play their in-state rival Virginia in late-September. Road trippers can use Hipmunk to book hotels in Richmond to support the Hokies in enemy territory.
Lastly, the Hokies’ third-most expensive game is against the ECU Pirates, who recently received bad news when they lost their starting quarterback for the season. Dowdy-Ficklen Stadium is becoming a tougher and tougher place to win in on the road, as the Hokies look to shut down a usually potent offense.