Virginia Tech is set to travel north to Chestnut Hill, MA to open up conference play against Boston College. These two teams have met every year since 1993, excluding 2004.
Before 2003, the Hokies dominated the series against Boston College, stringing off seven straight wins against the Eagles. But then in 2003 the tide became more even.
Boston College traveled to 12th-ranked Virginia Tech and beat the heavily favored Hokies, and since then these two teams have become heated rivals, which may be news to ACC outsiders.
There have been blowouts, heartbreaks, and ACC Championship matchups between the two over the last six seasons. Since 2003, the rivalry is tied at 4-4.
The game isn't as hyped this year because of a disappointing start for the Hokies and because the Eagles remain in transition.
However, you can guarantee that both teams want to win this game for bragging rights—especially Boston College, who were embarrassed in Blacksburg last year, losing 48-14.
Here's a look back at eight games in the last six seasons that created the rivalry between the Hokies and Eagles.