The teams will play on Sept. 7 that season, part of the ACC’s deal with ESPN to play on Labor Day night every year. It’s the return game of a home-and-home series that begins next year in Columbus on Sept. 20.
The 2015 game at Lane Stadium was originally scheduled for Sept. 26. To make room, two other games were moved. The Hokies will now host Furman on Sept. 12, a game that they’ll play on short rest. Tech’s game at East Carolina will now be Sept. 19.
It will be the third Labor Day night game for Virginia Tech in six years. The Hokies lost to Boise State 33-30 at FedEx Field to start the 2010 season and beat Georgia Tech 20-17 in overtime at home to open last year.