The Washington Redskins have announced that the 2010 college football season will get off to a big bang at Fed Ex Field in Landover, Md. on Labor Day evening with Boise State taking on Virginia Tech.
The game had originally been scheduled for early October but was moved to accommodate national television coverage.
The Redskins said that the actual kickoff time for the early evening game would be announced later.
The game, to be broadcast on ESPN, will mark the second time Virginia Tech has hosted a team at FedEx Field. The Hokies opened their 2004 schedule against Southern California, with the Trojans posting a 24-13 victory in front of a capacity crowd.
The Hokies and Broncos have been two of the nation’s most successful collegiate teams over the past decade.
Boise State has the best record in college football during that span at 122-20 (85.9 percent), while Virginia Tech is 110-33 (76.9 percent).
Last year, Boise State (14-0) was the WAC champion and finished ranked No. 4 in the country after defeating TCU in the Fiesta Bowl. Virginia Tech (10-3) concluded with a No. 10 ranking in both the Associated Press and the USA Today coach’s polls.
Both BSU and VT expect to be ranked in the preseason top 10 polls. Boise State returns 21 of 22 starters from their undefeated 2009 team and should be ranked in the top five.