The Atlantic Coast Conference released the 2014 football schedules Wednesday.

And for the first time since 1996, the Virginia-Virginia Tech game will be on a Friday.

Virginia Tech’s schedule features two Thursday night games, a contest against Ohio State, and games against eight bowl teams from 2013.

“I think our fans are excited that we have added a national power like Ohio State,” Virginia Tech coach Frank Beamer wrote in a news release. “We also feel playing back-to-back Thursday night games, along with a home game against Virginia on the Friday after Thanksgiving, will provide a tremendous amount of exposure.”

The Wahoos’ schedule is highlighted by its home opener against UCLA, its first-ever ACC matchup against Louisville, and a game against defending national champion Florida State. UVA plays 10 bowl teams from 2013.
“This schedule will require that we maximize our opportunities to get better as a football program and we’re eager for the opportunity to get back on the practice field to get ready for the 2014 season,” Virginia coach Mike London said in a news release.

VIRGINIA TECH SCHEDULE

Aug. 30: vs. William Mary

Sept. 6: at Ohio State

Sept. 13: vs. East Carolina

Sept. 20: vs Georgia Tech

Sept. 27: vs. Western Michigan

Oct. 4: at North Carolina

Oct. 16 (Thursday): at Pittsburgh

Oct. 23 (Thursday): vs. Miami

Nov. 1: vs. Boston College

Nov. 15: at Duke

Nov. 22: at Wake Forest

Nov. 28 (Friday): vs. Virginia

Dec. 6: ACC Championship in Charlotte

VIRGINIA SCHEDULE

Aug. 30: vs. UCLA

Sept. 6. vs. Richmond

Sept. 13: vs. Louisville

Sept. 20: at BYU

Sept. 27: vs. Kent State