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Penn State to Take on Virginia Tech in the 2014 B1G/ACC Challenge

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It's a truly #elite matchup.

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In the first Big Ten/ACC challenge featuring fourteen contests, the Penn State Nittany Lions will take on the Virginia Tech Hokies at home on Wednesday, December 3, the final day of the three-day-long challenge.

PSU last met the Hokies in the 2010-11 season (a loss), but that wasn't part of the Big Ten Challenge; the last time the two teams faced each other in the challenge was in 2007, which the Lions won.

Penn State is 5-8 overall in the challenge, and is riding a two game losing streak headed into this year. The Nittany Lions lost to Pitt this past year, and to Boston College in 2012; in Pat Chambers' first year (2011), they beat the Eagles by twelve.

The other matchups in the challenge are:

December 1

Nebraska at Florida State, Rutgers at Clemson

December 2

Syracuse at Michigan, Ohio State at Louisville, Pitt at Indiana, NC State at Purdue, Illinois at Miami, Minnesota at Wake

December 3

Duke at Wisconsin, MSU at Notre Dame, Iowa at UNC, Virginia at Maryland, Georgia Tech at Northwestern

Side note: was it a blessing, or a troll to have Maryland not play what was seen by many in that program as their traditional rival, Duke? Either way, as usual, it's a slew of good matchups on paper in a series that has the ACC with a decided edge (10 wins to the B1G's 3)--though the last two years have been tied, with six wins for each conference.