Virginia Tech vs Florida State

Virginia Tech vs. Florida State 2018: Time, TV/live stream info, and pick prediction. The No. 19 Florida State Seminoles play host to the No. 20 Virginia Tech Hokies to wrap up the first week of college football action on Monday. The game is set for 8 p.m. ET on ESPN (live streaming via WatchESPN) from Doak Campbell Stadium in Tallahassee.

The Hokies are in an interesting position because nobody really knows what to expect of them, including fans of the team. They have undergone some changes, but probably not enough to push them to the next level, especially with a ton of young players on the roster.

Time, TV channel, and streaming info

  • Time: 8 p.m. ET
  • Location: Doak Campbell Stadium, Tallahassee, Fla.
  • TV: ESPN
  • Streaming: WatchESPN
  • Odds: Florida State opened as 6.5-point favorites, and the line has only moved further in their favor.
  • Weather could play a factor in Monday’s game, as there’s expected to be plenty of rain and high winds.
  • Deondre Francois was named the starting quarterback for Florida State, at least for Week 1. Shortly after that news, Bailey Hockman decided to transfer, making the Seminoles thin at the position.
  • The Seminoles will be going with throwback end zones for their opener against the Hokies. Plus, the team is going to wear all black uniforms for the season opener.
  • When the Hokies released their official depth chart, the biggest thing to note was the fact that roughly two-thirds of the team is made up of redshirt sophomores. There are some other notable placements, which Gobbler Country covered.
  • Virginia Tech fans aren’t exactly sure how to feel about the team, at least right now. It feels like another season with no expectations, a holding pattern.
  • You can find the Tomahawk Nation staff predictions here, as well as previews from Gobbler Country here and here.

As far as S&P+ metrics go, Virginia Tech has a projected ranking of 7.7, with Florida State projected at 12.3. This means that, on a neutral field, the Seminoles would have a 4.6-point advantage on a neutral field. The odds suggested an even bigger gap, and any way you slice it, Florida State should be the pick here.

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