Maryland-Virginia Tech given 12:30 p.m. kickoff by ACC

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(EDITS: fixed the headline with the correct time and remedied some factual errors. Apologies.)

The Maryland football team will visit Virginia Tech on Sat., Nov. 16 for a 12:30 p.m. kickoff, the Atlantic Coast Conference announced on Monday. The game marks the Hokies’ home finale and the Terps’ third conference road trip of the season.

Maryland (5-3, 1-3 ACC) hosts Syracuse this weekend at 3:30 p.m., hoping to finally attain bowl eligibility. Coach Randy Edsall’s squad, which has not won after Oct. 13 since the third-year coach arrived in College Park, has lost two straight but entered a much-needed bye week following those two defeats.

Similarly reeling, the once-ranked Hokies have lost two straight to Duke (13-10) and Boston College (34-27), and visit 14th-ranked Miami this weekend for a nationally televised 7 p.m. kickoff.

The Terps have lost five straight games to the Hokies, including four from 2004-2009. The two sides haven’t faced since.

The game will be broadcast on the ACC Network and the weekend’s full schedule is below: 

Thursday, Nov. 14

Georgia Tech at Clemson, ESPN, 7:30 p.m. (Previously Announced)

 Saturday, Nov. 16

Maryland at Virginia Tech, ACC Network, 12:30 p.m. (split network)

North Carolina at Pitt, ACC Network, 12:30 p.m. (split network)

NC State at Boston College, Regional Sports Networks, 12:30 p.m.

*Syracuse at Florida State, ABC/ESPN2 or ESPNU, 3:30 p.m.

*Miami at Duke, ABC/ESPN2 or ESPNU, 3:30 p.m.

 

* Networks to be decided after the games of Nov. 9

Alex Prewitt covers the Washington Capitals. Follow him on Twitter @alex_prewitt or email him at alex.prewitt@washpost.com.

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