March 5, 2013
TUSCALOOSA, Ala. – The Alabama football team will face Virginia Tech in the 2013 Chick-Fil-A Kickoff Game at 4:30 p.m. (CT) on Saturday, August 31. The game will be televised nationally by ESPN.
The Crimson Tide will be playing in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff for the third time. Alabama defeated Clemson by a score of 34-10 to open the 2008 season and topped Virginia Tech, 34-24, in the 2009 opener in the Georgia Dome.
Under head coach Nick Saban, UA has played in four previous neutral site regular season games. The Tide lost to Florida State in Jacksonville in 2007 by a score of 21-14 and opened the 2012 campaign with a 42-14 win over Michigan in Dallas. Alabama will also begin the 2014 season in Atlanta with a matchup against West Virginia in the Chick-Fil-A Kickoff.
Below is the complete list of game times and television coverage announced by ABC/ESPN on Tuesday:
Thursday, August 29 North Carolina at South Carolina 5 p.m. (CT) on ESPN
Thursday, August 29 Mississippi at Vanderbilt 8:15 p.m. on ESPN
Saturday, August 31 Alabama vs. Virginia Tech 4:30 p.m. on ESPN
Saturday, August 31 Georgia at Clemson 7 p.m. on ABC
Saturday, August 31 TCU vs. LSU 8 p.m. on ESPN
Thursday, September 24 Kentucky at Mississippi State 6:30 p.m. on ESPN