Most football fans in D.C. are probably pointing to September 12 as the first big football game in town. However, there's another big game happening at Fedex Field a week before the Redskins' season opener against the Cowboys.
That game is a big college football tilt on the night of Labor Day. In a matchup that could have national title implications, No. 3 Boise State will travel to face No. 10 Virginia Tech at Fedex Field at 8 p.m on Monday.
For Boise State, it's impossible not to look ahead at the implications if they can win this game. The rest of the schedule is pretty tame, save for a home game against Oregon State. A second straight undefeated season would be well within their reach, and maybe this time they will have a chance to play for the national championship.
For Virginia Tech, this is a chance to get the season off on the right foot, for a change. The last time Virginia Tech won their first two games of the season was way back in 2006/07. Last year, they lost to Alabama in their season opener. Two years ago, it was East Carolina. Three years ago, it was LSU in the second game of the season. A win against Boise State would set them up for a much better 2010/11 season.
We'll be providing news updates for this game in this StoryStream. You should also visit SB Nation's Virginia Tech blog Gobbler Country and SB Nation's Boise State blog One Bronco Nation Under God.