Penn State Football

Penn State football: Nittany Lions to face Virginia Tech in 2020

The first football meeting between Penn State and Virginia Tech has been moved to 2020, two years earlier than originally scheduled.

The Nittany Lions will travel to Blacksburg on Sept. 12, 2020 and the Hokies will visit University Park on Sept. 6, 2025. The games were originally scheduled for Sept. 17, 2022 at Lane Stadium and Sept. 16, 2023 in Beaver Stadium.

Despite having campuses located less than 400 miles apart, Penn State and Virginia Tech have never met on the football field. The Nittany Lions have played Virginia (5-3), VMI (1-0) and William & Mary (4-0) from Virginia, earning a cumulative 10-3 on-field record.

Virginia Tech is among several regional opponents on Penn State’s upcoming schedules. The Nittany Lions will play nine Big Ten Conference games annually starting in 2016 and have three non-conference contests every year starting in 2016.

Penn State will host Army on October 3, 2015, as the Nittany Lions and the Black Knights meet for the first time since 1979. Long-time rivals Penn State and Pitt will meet every season from 2016 to 2019 in their first contests since 2000. The Nittany Lions will play in Pittsburgh in 2016 and 2018 and the Panthers will visit Beaver Stadium in 2017 and 2019.

Penn State also will renew its rivalry with West Virginia, hosting the Mountaineers in 2023 and traveling to Morgantown in 2024. The Nittany Lions also are scheduled to play Temple the next two seasons, opening the 2015 season on Sept. 5 against the Owls at Lincoln Financial Field in Philadelphia.