Virginia and Boise State announced Monday that the two schools will play a home and home football series starting in 2015, reports CBSSports.com.
The first game will take place in Charlottesville on September 26, 2015, and Virginia will then travel to Boise State to play September 23, 2017. The Charlottesville game will be the first time the schools have ever met in football. Boise is also scheduled to play BYU and Washington as part of their non-conference schedule in 2015. Virginia is tentatively scheduled to play at UCLA and at home against William & Mary before ACC competition begins that season.
"We're excited to announce this series with a program that has been exceptional over the last decade," said Virginia athletic director Jon Oliver in a statement. "They've done it with great coaching, solid recruiting and a fearless approach to competition. We are trying to do the same thing and this will be an incredible challenge for us as we continue to build our program. The 2015 and 2017 seasons could end up being two of the toughest schedules in the history of our football program and we hope they will excite and energize our fans, student-athletes and recruits."
"I think our fans will be extremely excited about the Broncos hosting an ACC school," said Boise State athletic director Mark Coyle in a separate release. "We continue to work hard on scheduling home-and-home games against BCS opponents and a series like this with an east coast team will help spread the Bronco brand."