COLUMBUS, Ohio (AP) -- -

Ohio State will host Atlantic Coast Conference power Virginia Tech on Sept. 6 next year instead of Sept. 20, as was originally scheduled.

The change was made to accommodate ESPN. Both schools supported the change, according to a news release from Virginia Tech. The Hokies did not have a game scheduled for Sept. 6, so no scheduling changes were needed.

Virginia Tech opens the 2014 season at home against William & Mary. The following week the Hokies travel to Columbus, Ohio, for the matchup with the Buckeyes. Virginia Tech rounds out its non-conference schedule in 2014 with games in Blacksburg on Sept. 13 against East Carolina and Sept. 27 against Western Michigan. 

In ACC play Virginia Tech will host Georgia Tech, Miami, and Boston College. The Hokies will travel to Duke, Pitt, North Carolina, and Wake Forest. Conference dates have not been released yet.

Sept. 6 was initially an off week for the Buckeyes after the opener against Navy at Baltimore's M&T Bank Stadium. The first off week of the 2014 season will now move to Sept. 20.

The remainder of Ohio State's schedule includes: Sept. 13, Kent State; Sept. 20, bye; Sept. 27, Cincinnati; Oct. 4, at Maryland; Oct. 11, bye; Oct. 18, Rutgers; Nov. 1, Illinois; Nov. 8, at Michigan State; Nov. 15, at Minnesota; Nov. 22, Indiana; Nov. 29, Michigan.

The Hokies and Buckeyes will also play in 2015 at Lane Stadium. That game is on Labor Day night (Sept. 7) and will also be televised by ESPN.