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Virginia Tech and Cincinnati to meet in 2012

Virginia Tech and Cincinnati have agreed to play at FedEx Field in 2012, according to a recent announcement by the Washington Redskins.

Information on tickets sales and kickoff time will be released at a later date.

This game is another example of the Hokies' fearlessness when it comes to scheduling, though Cincinnati will be lucky if Brian Kelly is still the Bearcats' coach in 2012. They have won 16 of their last 17 games with the lone loss being to Virginia Tech in last season's FedEx Orange Bowl. With the Bearcats undefeated at 10-0 and No. 5 in the BCS standings, Kelly is a hot commodity these days.

This will essentially be another home game in the D.C. area for the Hokies, as FedEx Field is a reasonable drive for fans. Virginia Tech also has an upcoming matchup with Boise State in 2010. The game was originally scheduled to be Cincinnati's home game, so the Bearcats will be the host team for this game.

Cincinnati played at Lane Stadium in 2006 and was scheduled to host the Hokies to open this season. That game was moved to 2012 in order for the Hokies to play the University of Alabama in the Chick-fil-A College Kickoff.

Tech leads the series 5-4 after beating UC 20-7 in last season's FedEx Orange Bowl.

FedEx Field will also host Indiana-Penn State in 2010 and the 112th Army-Navy Game in 2011.